NAB Show: GatesAir Expands Intraplex IP Link Family

GatesAir is adding to its Intraplex IP Link line of audio codecs, including a new model built for transporting analog FM composite multiplex signals over IP networks.
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CINCINNATI�GatesAiris adding to its Intraplex IP Link line of audio codecs, including a new model built for transporting analog FM composite multiplex signals over IP networks.

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The IP Link MPX is a full-duplex product for studio-to-transmitter link applications for FM radio broadcasters. �It is especially ideal for broadcasters that lack the network bandwidth to distribute a full AES192 digital FM composite signal, which typically requires 5 MBps of bandwidth, from studio to transmitter; and/or lack AES192 signal receiving capability in their legacy exciters,� the company stated.

�It is also highly configurable, allowing broadcasters to adjust bit rates for optimal bandwidth usage across a wide area network, using less than half of the bandwidth required for AES192.�

The codec also provides an efficiency boost by enabling installation of all signal generating equipment at a central studio. �This is a major benefit for broadcasters operating an FM simulcast network, as it eliminates the need to install stereo generators, audio processors and other auxiliary equipment at multiple receive locations,� GatesAir wrote.

�Instead, broadcasters can send audio and data, including RDS information, in a single bandwidth-efficient stream to multiple transmitter and booster locations. That capability is fortified through IP Link MPX�s integration of Intraplex SynchroCast simulcast technology, and built-in GPS capability for reliable timing recovery in multipoint distribution.� The IP Link MPX can also be used with the Intraplex HD Link microwave STL system to provide composite signals over a 950 MHz link.

The company will be in BoothN2512.

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