GatesAir to showcase timing and signal reference generator at IBC 2023

GatesAir at IBC 2023

GatesAir will show its solution for broadcast Maxiva GNSS-PTP which connect telecom facilities to second-generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems and other timing sources · GatesAir will be at stand 8.C82

The Thomson Broadcast subsidiary dedicated to wireless content delivery, Gates Air, will exhibit its timing and signal solution for broadcast and telecom facilities to IBC 2023. The GatesAir Maxiva GNSS-PTP is a 1RU solution with a switching algorithm that assures high-precision 10MHz and 1 PPS reference signals to mission-critical components in the signal chain, including transmitters, networking, and studio equipment.

The Maxiva GNSS-PTP, second-generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems, supports all major global satellite constellations (GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS). Each GNSS-PTP device feeds up to twelve 10 MHz and 1 PPS references in the technology infrastructure.

Precise timing and frequency generation is assured because of the GNSS-PTP’s high level of redundancy. The product design includes redundant AC power supplies with built-in battery back-up for protection. Diverse timing sources include redundant GNSS receivers, which incorporate OCXO temperature control to prevent frequency changes. Timing sources also include a PTP hardware module and an external 10 MHz and 1 PPS reference.

Support for the Precision Time Protocol v2 (PTP) adds further 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 with our Intraplex SynchroCast solutions, including the single-frequency networks that our customers are increasingly deploying for FM radio and digital TV delivery,” said Keyur Parikh, Vice President of Engineering, GatesAir. “The Maxiva GNSS-PTP represents a new era in timing reliability, network redundancy and cost reduction for GatesAir and giving our customers a proven and reliable solution that will work in any broadcast studio, RF plant and telco facility worldwide.”


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