GatesAir Brings Latest High-Efficiency Over-the-Air TV Systems to IBC2016

Date: 04/08/2016

At IBC2016 in Amsterdam, GatesAir, the global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, will emphasize operational efficiency and low total cost of ownership for RF operations with its latest high-efficiency transmitters and software-defined exciterfurther amplified through GatesAirs latest breakthrough in cost-, energy- and labor-reducing power amplification technology.

GatesAirs highly energy efficient product line, which includes Maxiva¢ UHF DTV transmitters with PowerSmart® Plus and the Maxiva¢ XTE exciter, simplify maintenance, help minimize space consumption and reduce the overall carbon footprint of the RF plant. At IBC2016, GatesAir will demonstrate how these technologies work together to improve performance while helping to accelerate return on investment.

To remain competitive, broadcasters worldwide share the goal of adopting the most energy efficient UHF DTV transmission products to contain their costs and preserve the environment, said GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond. Our Maxiva transmitters, XTE exciter and PowerSmart Plus technology have all been designed to deliver a compelling operational value proposition without compromising quality.

PowerSmart® Plus

Designed for the green economy, PowerSmart Plus is a next-generation transmitter architecture that can raise AC to RF efficiencies up to 50-percent for ATSC and DVB-T2 transmittersthe highest levels of any UHF DTV transmission products on the market. In the past, this efficiency topped out at 30-40-percent. With design advancements like the recent integration of high-efficiency power amplifiers, our PowerSmart Plus transmitter architecture goes above and beyond the efficiency gains attained by our previous energy-saving technologies, Redmond said.

This ultra-high efficiency enables GatesAir Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled and UAXT air-cooled UHF DTV transmitters to operate with 20-percent greater efficiency than todays leading competitive offerings. And compared to legacy air-cooled UHF transmitters, broadcasters can see up to 170-percent greater efficiency. The resulting cost reduction for a transmitter facility can be as high as $80,000 per year upon transitioning to a PowerSmart Plus-enabled transmitter.

Our customers can actually measure this new efficiency benchmark in their RF plants significantly lower energy consumption, resulting in lower power bills. And we can show prospective customers how investing in PowerSmart Plus can lead to operational savings that contribute to a rapid return on investment, Redmond said.

Maxiva¢ UHF DTV Transmitters

Leveraging PowerSmart Plus and the Maxiva XTE software-defined exciter, GatesAirs Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled and UAXT air-cooled transmitters provide the highest efficiency and performance of any over-the-air transmitter on the market. Along with reducing energy use, all Maxiva transmitters provide the benefits of broadband amplification to simplify maintenance and modulation adjustments, while requiring fewer spare parts. These transmitters are ready for emerging signal processing challenges including advanced wireless IP-based transport capabilities, 4K and UHD resolution content delivery, and support for advanced DTV standards such as DVB-T2, ISDB-Tb and ATSC 3.0.

As the newest member of the Maxiva product family, the UAXT offers the convenience and simplicity of air-cooled operation at higher power levels. This provides a clear operational value proposition for broadcasters unable to support liquid-cooled architectures for high-power DTV due to the remote location ofor limited real estate withintodays RF plants. At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAir expanded the Maxiva line with the new UAXT-12 (10.8 kW) and UAXT-16 (14.4 kW) models, two power levels that were previously not available in the UAXT range. UAXT transmitters offer market-leading efficiencyoutperforming the competition by more than 20-percentsimplified maintenance, and hot-swappable power amplifiers and supplies. IBC2016 marks the international debut of the higher power UAXT models.

Maxiva¢ XTE Exciter

GatesAir will also demonstrate its software-defined Maxiva XTE exciter. Supporting all analog and digital TV standards, the XTE provides the advanced signal processing, throughput and IP transport capabilities required to efficiently deliver the high-quality video/audio content and data associated with todays leading, and future, digital broadcast standards. The 1RU XTEhalf the size of its predecessoralso leverages GatesAirs latest software innovations for signal performance, including its intelligent Real Time Adaptive Correction (RTAC¢) technology, and offers a seamless in-the-field upgrade path to support future transitions and standards. 

GatesAirs RTAC technology incorporates digital adaptive pre-correction algorithms overcome the inherent lack of linearity in standard amplification techniques. Employing the most complex mathematical models in any exciter, the XTEs built-in RTAC software preserves long-term reliability for optimized over-the-air signal performance and compliance. Pre-distortion affecting performance in simpler mathematical models is eliminated, resulting in a cleaner and stronger signal.

The signal correction characteristics are crucial to addressing the many artifacts and imperfections that are common in multichannel DTV broadcasting, including but not limited to a sharp improvement in modulation error ratio (MER), said Redmond. This is a clearly defined problem worldwide that XTE goes a long way in solving for our customers.

GatesAir will demonstrate these and other advances, including IP transport capabilities for DVB-T2 digital TV systems, at Stand 8.C30 of the RAI Convention Center in Amsterdam from September 9-13, 2016.

About GatesAir          

GatesAir, Inc. provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAirs turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.



Tags: IBC 2016 | GatesAir | Maxiva | content delivery
Submitted by Brian Galante (Dimension PR)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2016

    Marquis Broadcast at IBC 2016

  • Xytech Systems at IBC 2016

    Xytech Systems at IBC 2016

  • The Telos Alliance at IBC 2016

    The Telos Alliance at IBC 2016

  • Cinegy at IBC 2016

    Cinegy at IBC 2016

  • ROOT6 Technology at IBC 2016

    ROOT6 Technology at IBC 2016

  • NewTek at IBC 2016

    NewTek at IBC 2016

  • ChyronHego LyricX at IBC 2016

    ChyronHego LyricX at IBC 2016

  • Click Effects on the ChyronHego stand at IBC 2016

    Click Effects on the ChyronHego stand at IBC 2016

  • VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

    VITEC EZ TV at IBC 2016

  • Guntermann and Drunck at IBC 2016

    Guntermann and Drunck at IBC 2016

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Volicon at IBC 2016

    Volicon at IBC 2016

  • Volicon Media Intelligence service at IBC 2016

    Volicon Media Intelligence service at IBC 2016

  • Apantac UHD conversion technology at IBC 2016

    Apantac UHD conversion technology at IBC 2016

  • Apantac Mi-16 at IBC 2016

    Apantac Mi-16 at IBC 2016

  • Boxx TV Atom Lite at IBC 2016

    Boxx TV Atom Lite at IBC 2016

  • Boxx TV at IBC 2016

    Boxx TV at IBC 2016

  • Polecam at IBC 2016

    Polecam at IBC 2016

  • SIS LIVE at IBC 2016

    SIS LIVE at IBC 2016

  • TMD at IBC 2016

    TMD at IBC 2016

  • WORK Microwave at IBC 2016

    WORK Microwave at IBC 2016

  • Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2016

    Viaccess-Orca at IBC 2016

  • 3D Storm at IBC 2016

    3D Storm at IBC 2016

  • Guntermann and Drunck KVM over IP at IBC 2016

    Guntermann and Drunck KVM over IP at IBC 2016

  • Apantac T-Sharp at IBC 2016

    Apantac T-Sharp at IBC 2016

  • Broadpeak at IBC 2016

    Broadpeak at IBC 2016

  • TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2016

    TMD Mediaflex-UMS at IBC 2016

  • Antelope Camera Systems at IBC 2016

    Antelope Camera Systems at IBC 2016

  • Media Links at IBC 2016

    Media Links at IBC 2016

  • Kit overview at IBC 2016

    Kit overview at IBC 2016

  • Photon Beard at IBC 2016

    Photon Beard at IBC 2016

  • Dejero at IBC 2016

    Dejero at IBC 2016

  • Omnitek at IBC 2016

    Omnitek at IBC 2016

  • Portaprompt at IBC 2016

    Portaprompt at IBC 2016

  • Teracue encoders at IBC 2016

    Teracue encoders at IBC 2016

  • Phabrix Qx at IBC 2016

    Phabrix Qx at IBC 2016

  • Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

    Prime Focus Technologies at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami 8k camera at IBC 2016

    Ikegami 8k camera at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami HQLM-3120W monitor at IBC 2016

    Ikegami HQLM-3120W monitor at IBC 2016

  • Ikegami UHK-430 camera at IBC 2016

    Ikegami UHK-430 camera at IBC 2016

  • Miller Camera Support at IBC 2016

    Miller Camera Support at IBC 2016

  • Pliant Technologies at IBC 2016

    Pliant Technologies at IBC 2016

  • IDX at IBC 2016

    IDX at IBC 2016

  • Kino Flo Select at IBC 2016

    Kino Flo Select at IBC 2016

  • JVC at IBC 2016

    JVC at IBC 2016

  • Tektronix at IBC 2016

    Tektronix at IBC 2016

  • Teracue ICUE-GRID and MC-ROUTE at IBC 2016

    Teracue ICUE-GRID and MC-ROUTE at IBC 2016

  • Phabrix Technology Demo at IBC 2016

    Phabrix Technology Demo at IBC 2016

  • Dedolight at IBC 2016

    Dedolight at IBC 2016

  • Teracue auf IBC 2016 (Deutsch version)

    Teracue auf IBC 2016 (Deutsch version)

  • Glensound at IBC 2016

    Glensound at IBC 2016

  • Studer Micro at IBC 2016

    Studer Micro at IBC 2016

  • Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

    Studer Glacier at IBC 2016

  • Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

    Nugen Audio at IBC 2016

  • Sennheiser HandMic digital and MKE 440 at IBC 2016

    Sennheiser HandMic digital and MKE 440 at IBC 2016

  • Sennheiser VR at IBC 2016

    Sennheiser VR at IBC 2016

  • Wohler at IBC 2016

    Wohler at IBC 2016

  • Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2016

    Thomson Broadcast at IBC 2016

  • Video Devices PIX-E at IBC 2016

    Video Devices PIX-E at IBC 2016

  • Sound Devices Wingman app at IBC 2016

    Sound Devices Wingman app at IBC 2016

  • Soliton Zao at IBC 2016

    Soliton Zao at IBC 2016

  • Bluefish444 KRONOS at IBC 2016

    Bluefish444 KRONOS at IBC 2016

  • KITPLUS at IBC 2016

    KITPLUS at IBC 2016

  • Media Links Net Gazer and Next Gen Media Gateway Device at IBC 2017

    Media Links Net Gazer and Next Gen Media Gateway Device at IBC 2017


Related Articles
  • Ask the experts - Fibre optic distribution and content delivery

    Ask the experts - Fibre optic distribution and content delivery


News
Meet EditShare at InfoComm 2021 Posted: 22/10/2021
Meet EditShare at InfoComm 2021

EditShare® invites InfoComm 2021 attendees to booth 2809 to discuss how its award-winning FLOW media management and EFS shared storage solutions can simplify storytelling for video workgroups across Advertising, Broadcast, Corporate, Education, House of Worship, News, Production and Post-production.

Tags: editshhare | infocomm
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
UK broadcast companies to reunite on the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland pavilion at CABSAT 2021 Posted: 22/10/2021
UK broadcast companies to reunite on the GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland pavilion at CABSAT 2021

The GREAT Britain and Northern Ireland pavilion is thrilled to return to Dubai for CABSAT, the Middle East’s ultimate event for the broadcast, satellite, media and entertainment industry. During the coronavirus pandemic, UK media technology companies have worked hard on digital platforms to promote their products and services. CABSAT 2021 is their first opportunity to be back face to face at an international event and showcase their latest innovations and exclusive products.

Tags: CABSAT | Broadcast | Dubai | Technology | entertainment | media | production | Tradefair | techUK | exhibitions | tradeshow
Submitted by Manor Marketing
More from this author
Al Qamar expands with PlayBox Posted: 22/10/2021
Al Qamar expands with PlayBox

PlayBox Technology UK has provided an upgraded playout platform for Al Qamar Television’s Moon Channel. Al Qamar is a faith-based service based in London with a global streamed audience. PlayBox provided a full turnkey solution, including core content servers as well as the playout software.



Tags: playbox | playbox technology | playout | cloud playout | virtual playout | channel in a box
Submitted by PlayBox Technology
More from this author
Pebble to demonstrate effective IP connectivity and cloud play-out at CABSAT 2021 Posted: 22/10/2021
Pebble to demonstrate effective IP connectivity and cloud play-out at CABSAT 2021

With solutions controlling more than 400 channels across 17 countries at around 70 sites in the region, Pebble is looking forward to reconnecting with customers and showcasing their latest solution; Pebble Control.

Pebble, the leading automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, is delighted to confirm their presence at CABSAT. They will be in Hall 2, Stand G2-23, as part of the UK Group co-ordinated by Tradefair on behalf of techUK.

Tags: Pebble | Pebble Control | Pebble Automation | IP | Playout Channels | Broadcasters
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Storytelling-Backed Partnership Between World Literacy Foundation and NewTek Keeps Mission-Critical Awards Show Live and Engaging Across the Globe Posted: 21/10/2021
Storytelling-Backed Partnership Between World Literacy Foundation and NewTek Keeps Mission-Critical Awards Show Live and Engaging Across the Globe

The World Literacy Foundation recently announced the winners of its World Literacy Awards – honors given to those who proactively foster literacy skills among the 773 million people across the globe who, according to UNESCO research, still cannot read and write.

Tags: newtek | streaming | video
Submitted by NewTek
More from this author
Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2021 Posted: 21/10/2021
Rise Awards Announces Shortlist for 2021

Rise, the award-winning advocacy group for women in the broadcast media technology sector, is thrilled to reveal the shortlist for this year’s Rise Awards.

The judges saw an outstanding selection of global nominations from women in a variety of roles across the industry in several categories including: Business, Marketer/PR, Product Innovation, Production Support Engineer, R&D Engineer, Rising Star, Sales, Technical Operations, Woman of the Year, and this year’s three new categories, Company Award For Investment in Women, Influencer and Student.

The awards ceremony will be held on Thursday 18 November from 17:00 BST as part of the DPP Leaders’ Briefing event in London and streamed globally, courtesy of Red Bee Media. The winners will be announced during the live ceremony with attendees in person and virtually.

Details on attendance will be announced shortly.



Tags: Rise Women in Broadcast | Rise Awards 2021 | Rise Up | Rise Up UTC Mentoring Programme
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
DPA Captures Sound for Netflix Original Film Posted: 21/10/2021
DPA Captures Sound for Netflix Original Film: Oxyg and egrave;ne

When it came time to record the Netflix original French-language film, Oxygène (Oxygen in English), the audio team had quite the challenge in front of them. The premise of the scientific horror film focuses on a scientist, played by French Actress Melanie Laurent, who has lost her memory, awakens, trapped in a medical pod and must find her way out before the oxygen levels diminish. Given the setting, the pod is used for 90 percent of the film and, with its tight quarters, Production Sound Mixer Ken Yasumoto and Boom Operator Josselin Panchout knew they needed a reliable and unobtrusive microphone solution, which they found in DPA Microphones.

Tags: DPA Microphones | film sound | subminiature mics
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Back to Broadcast at IBC 2021 Posted: 21/10/2021
Back to Broadcast at IBC 2021

Calrec is looking forward to meeting up with customers and partners again at IBC 2021 (stand 8.F56). The broadcast market is rapidly evolving as it rises to the challenges of greater competition and the issues created by Covid. At IBC 2021 Calrec will show a range of solutions that enable broadcasters to meet these challenges, with a focus on remote working, virtualization, remote production and IP.



Tags: Calrec | audio | IBC | broadcast | IP | consoles | Brio | Artemis | TypeR | IBC 2021
Submitted by Jump PR
More from this author
Spectra Logic Transforms Entire Product Portfolio with Attack-Hardened Data Management and Storage Solutions that Unify and Secure Data Across Multiple Clouds, Multiple Sites and On-Premises Posted: 20/10/2021
Spectra Logic Transforms Entire Product Portfolio with Attack-Hardened Data Management and Storage Solutions that Unify and Secure Data Across Multiple Clouds, Multiple Sites and On-Premises

Spectra Logic, a global leader in data management and data storage solutions, today announced the transformation and expansion of its entire product portfolio with Attack Hardened™ and multi-cloud solutions. The introduction ofSpectra’s Vail®is a pivotal addition to Spectra’s new data storage and management ecosystem. Vail is a distributed multi-cloud software designed to provide universal access and placement of data across multi-site and multi-cloud storage, enabling seamless hybrid and multi-cloud workflows.

Tags: Spectra Logic | Spectra’s Vail® | Vail | Distributed Multi-Cloud Software | data management | data storage | BlackPearl | StorCycle | Spectra Stack Tape Library | hybrid cloud | multi-cloud | cloud | NAS | S3 | Storage Lifecycle Management | Attack-Hardened | IBC 2021
Submitted by A3 Communications
More from this author
Ghost VFX Artists Reveal How They Created Emmy-Winning Effects for Star Trek Posted: 20/10/2021
Ghost VFX Artists Reveal How They Created Emmy-Winning Effects for Star Trek: Discovery and ldquo;Su and rsquo;Kal and rdquo;

Ghost VFX artists received a 2021 Emmy® for Outstanding Visual Effects in a Single Episode for the Star Trek: Discovery installment “Su’Kal.” Led by Supervising Producer / Lead VFX Supervisor Jason Michael Zimmerman, the Emmy-winning Ghost team included VFX Supervisor Ivan Kondrup Jensen and VFX Producer Kristen Prahl. Also taking home Emmys were VFX Supervisor Ante Dekovic, VFX Producer Aleksandra Kochoska, Lead VFX Artist Charles Collyer, and On Set VFX Supervisor Alexander Wood.

Tags: ghost vfx | vfx | behind the scenes
Submitted by ignite strategic communications
More from this author
DoPchoice Intro Light Directing Tools for Aputure Nova P600c New Snapbags Snapgrid Rabbit Ear Mount Adapter Posted: 20/10/2021
DoPchoice Intro and rsquo;s Light Directing Tools for Aputure Nova P600c New Snapbags and reg;, Snapgrid and reg; and amp; Rabbit Ear Mount Adapter

DoPchoice now offers light directing Snapbag® soft boxes and Snapgrids® to make the most of Aputure’s new P600c LED fixture. To complement this panel light, DoPchoice has designed a dedicated new Snapbag® soft box and Rabbit Ears Mount Adapter, plus a host of other choice tools.

Tags: DoPchoice GmbH | Light Modifiers | ARRI Orbiter | Obiter | Lightbank | Snapbag | lighting | cinematography | Local 728 | Local 80 | gaffer | light control | cinema tools | LED | Rabbit Rounder | Snapgrid | TRP Worldwide | Snapbag | reflective fabric | internal 3D Baffle | IBC 2021
Submitted by Lewis Communications
More from this author
HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications Posted: 20/10/2021
HPA Young Entertainment Professionals Program Opens Call for Applications

HPA (Hollywood Professional Association) has opened the call for applications for the 2022 Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. Since its inception in 2015, the growing YEP program has supported the careers of talented creative, technical, project management and administrative professionals between the ages of 21 and 32 through mentorship, community building and educational offerings. Applications are due Monday, November 8 and applicants will be notified of their status in early December. The 2022 YEP class will begin in January 2022.

Tags: HPA | HPA YEP | professional development
Submitted by ignite strategic communications
More from this author
Lead Singer Billy Lunn Puts Neve Firmly At The Heart Of His Latest Recordings Posted: 20/10/2021
The Subways and rsquo; Lead Singer Billy Lunn Puts Neve Firmly At The Heart Of His Latest Recordings

Billy Lunn, lead singer, guitarist, songwriter and producer of the rock band The Subways, has made Neve outboard units the centrepiece of his new studio after recognising the positive impact Neve equipment had on the sound of the band’s second album, All or Nothing.

Released in 2008, All or Nothing was produced by Butch Vig and recorded on a Neve® 88R desk at Conway Studios in Los Angeles.

Tags: Billy Lunn | The Subways | AMS Neve | Neve 1073SPX | Neve Pre Amps | Butch Vig
Submitted by White Noise Public Relations Ltd
More from this author
TSL Products Hosts Virtual and Interactive Showcase to Spotlight New Products and Latest Advancements Posted: 20/10/2021
TSL Products Hosts Virtual and Interactive Showcase to Spotlight New Products and Latest R and amp;D Advancements

TSL Products will spotlight its latest product developments in audio monitoring, control systems and power solutions with a virtual and interactive showcase. The new digitalplatform will allow customers to visit a virtual representation of TSL’s tradeshow booth, with access to product demos and exclusive interviews, as well as the opportunity to speak live with product specialists via a custom-built set up based out of TSL’s Marlow office.

Tags: TSL Products | NAB 2021 | virtual tradeshow
Submitted by D. Pagan Communications
More from this author
Pebble continues 2021 expansion with new hires Posted: 20/10/2021
Pebble continues 2021 expansion with new hires

Pebble, the leading automation, content management, and integrated channel specialist, is pleased to announce a range of new hires across its business as it continues to build on its successes over the last year. The company announced an impressive set of figures for H1 2021 last month, buoyed by an up-tick in all key financial metrics over the Covid-impacted 2020, including revenue, pre-tax profits, and net cash.

Tags: Pebble | automation | content | channel | hires
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>