GeoBroadcast Receives Patent for MaxxCasting Coverage Tech
Technology helps radio broadcasters maximize signal quality and coverage
November 17, 2016
CHICAGO — GeoBroadcast Solutions’ MaxxCasting radio coverage
optimization system is now officially approved as U.S. patent number 9232481,
according to a press release from the company. The MaxxCasting system was
designed to help radio broadcasters maximize signal quality and coverage with
The MaxxCasting system combines predictive modeling with
advanced radio and cellular technology across multiple synchronized transmitter
nodes to improve a broadcaster’s coverage-to-contour ratio and maximize signal
penetration. The system is also designed to minimize or eliminate interference
with the main transmitter signal through proprietary predictive modeling
formulas that design, optimization and deployment of SFNs to fill in coverage
gaps. Multiple, synchronized MaxxCasting nodes are deployed in coverage areas
with lower antenna radiation heights than the main transmitter.
MaxxCasting’s network topology and underlying technology are
components of GBS’ ZoneCasting technology, which pending FCC approval will
enable broadcasters to geographically target over-the-air radio advertising by
segmenting their main broadcast signal into defined zones.
GBS reports that additional patents are pending for both
MaxxCasting and ZoneCasting.