“CABSAT is the premiere event in the Middle East”
GatesAir will brings its latest innovations for broadcasters to CABSAT (January 14-16, 2018, Dubai World Trade Centre) with a focus on single-frequency networks (SFN) and ultra-efficient, liquid- and air-cooled transmission systems.
“CABSAT is the premiere event in the Middle East to showcase our latest problem-solving innovations for broadcasters seeking to upgrade aging TV and radio infrastructure, launch new services, and lay the groundwork for future digital TV and radio transitions,” said Darren Frearson, vice president of sales, EMEA and APAC, GatesAir. “We look forward to meeting with our customers and partners across the region, and help them deliver rich media services to their audiences by leveraging forward-looking technologies that at once improve performance, raise operational efficiency, and lower their total cost of ownership.”
GatesAir will highlight the Intraplex IP Link MPXp codec for the first time in the Middle East
GatesAir will showcase its Flexiva FLX liquid-cooled and FAX air-cooled systems, providing broadcasters with an array of high-efficiency transmitter options to strengthen existing FM radio infrastructure and/or establish single-frequency networks to improve coverage and eliminate RF interference. Supporting power levels from 50 watts to more than 88kW, the modular architecture of Flexiva transmitters simplifies scalability through identical power blocks, allowing broadcasters to build systems to their exact specifications.
GatesAir will highlight its latest Intraplex solution, the Intraplex IP Link MPXp codec, in the Middle East for the first time. The IP Link MPXp is the first FM MPX IP codec to support—separately or together—AES 192 digital (at an industry-low 1.65Mb/s) and analog composite signal transport over a digital IP path.
GatesAir will also demonstrate its Maxiva family of UAXTE air-cooled and ULXTE liquid-cooled, IP-enabled UHF TV transmitters in the Middle East for the first time at CABSAT. Available in power levels from 10 watts to 150kW on all modulations, the Maxiva incorporates the latest LDMOS transistors and RF devices. Overall transmitter efficiency has been raised from 42 to 45 percent, while a 20 percent power increase allows broadcasters to get more power out of a smaller transmitter.
The transmitters integrate GatesAir’s latest-generation Maxiva XTE exciter. Featuring a software-defined modulator and native IP inputs the XTE eliminates the need to retrofit transmitters with additional gear to transition broadcasters from analog to digital TV. This gives broadcasters an out-of-the-box solution to simplify the input and output of DVB-T2 and DVB-T2 Lite multimedia services via a local- or wide-area IP networks.