GatesAir announces Maxiva GNSS-PTP at NAB Show: a signal reference and timing solution for navigation technologies

GatesAir to announce a timing and signal reference solution for broadcast and telecom facilities that speaks to modern navigation technologies used in second-generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems. The development will be featured at the upcoming 2022 NAB Show. GatesAir booth is at W7426.The Maxiva GNSS-PTP is a standalone 1RU solution with a switching algorithm that assures high-precision 10MHz and 1 PPS reference signals to components in the signal chain, including transmitters, networking, and studio equipment. Each GNSS-PTP device feeds up to twelve 10 MHz and 1 PPS references in the technology infrastructure.

The product design includes redundant AC power supplies with built-in battery back-up for “always-on” protection, and diverse timing sources including redundant GNSS receivers. The GNSS receivers include OCXO temperature control to prevent frequency changes, and support all major global satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS). Timing sources also include a hardware-based PTP module and an external 10 MHz and 1 PPS reference.

Support for the Precision Time Protocol v2 (PTP) adds reliability and flexibility for customers. Available as a modular option, users can prioritize PTP as a facility’s primary source, or configure PTP as a backup to one of the GNSS receivers.

“GatesAir has strong experience in the area of timing and synchronization for video, audio and telecom networks, and the Maxiva GNSS-PTP represents a major step forward in timing reliability, network redundancy and cost reduction,” said Keyur Parikh, Vice President of Engineering, GatesAir.

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