GatesAir launched Flexiva LX transmitter series for analog FM broadcasting, providing FM broadcasters a economical option for upgrading to a more efficient transmitter design that boasts extensive capabilities, and replaces multiple separate boxes. It offers a streamlined design focusing on FM analog broadcasts—a design attribute that lowers costs for the broadcaster—and retains the pertinent technologies that contribute to exceptional audio quality, high performance and operational efficiency found in all GatesAir Flexiva transmitters.
Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir said, “The Flexiva LX proves that providing a major market sound for translators, low-power FMs and small market stations does not have to be expensive.”
An integrated, powerful multiband digital audio processor with composite clipping and dynamic RDS eliminates the need for external systems to transmit dynamically-changing data related to song title, artist and other information. Flexiva LX is ideally suited for translator applications with built-in FSK ID systems, and an optional slide-in, DSP-based rebroadcast receiver card.
Built-in web-based control, accessible via IP connectivity, gives engineers an option for monitoring and management of transmitter parameters from any networked location. This is especially useful for broadcasters managing many transmitters across large transmitter networks, including single-frequency networks and international transmitter networks, where broadcasters manage multiple sites with many low-power and gap filler transmitters for national and regional coverage.
The compact 2RU footprint, which leverages high-density transistors and broadband amplification to reduce size and parts, fits comfortably into any transmitter building or enclosure, eliminating concerns for broadcasters with minimal RF plant real estate. Hot swappable power supplies simplify maintenance, allowing engineers to quickly service transmitters without affecting on-air performance. The Flexiva LX Series is available in power levels from 10 watts to 1kW.