GatesAir Announces Digital TV and FM Radio Wins in Vietnam

Turnkey systems and services with high-efficiency transmitters pave the way for over-the-air conversion and expansion projects
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CINCINNATI,�September�26, 2016��GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters,�announces three important wins in Vietnam that signifies the over-the-air TV and radio transformation taking shape across the Asia-Pacific region.�

An aggressive early adopter�of DVB-T2 digital television,�national broadcaster�Vietnam Television (VTV) recently placed two orders for transmitter network expansions. The first project comprises four�GatesAir�Maxiva��UHF solid-state�high-efficiency�transmitters�three ULXT�liquid-cooled models and one UAXT air-cooled model�for unspecified VTV channels. The second project is specific to VTV5, a specialty channel serving ethnic minority communities. That project comprises two�Maxiva�ULXT�liquid-cooled transmitters.

On the radio side, like many�global�regions Vietnam is investing in existing FM infrastructure with improvement and expansion projects.Voice of Vietnam (VOV), the national radio broadcaster, recently ordered five�Flexiva��air-cooled�solid-state�transmitters�two 5kW and three 10kW models�for VOV4, which serves as the broadcaster�s Ethnic Languages Channel.�All three projects also include turnkey equipment, installation and commissioning services to ensure a unified�process from start to finish.

�As Vietnam moves toward its 2020 target�to complete�its national DVB-T2 network�rollout, we are working closely with our regional channel partner,�Broadcast Information Development Corporation � Joint Stock Company (EMICO., JSC),�to accelerate transmission system expansion projects for VTV,� said Darren�Frearson, vice president of sales, EMEA and APAC for�GatesAir. �Additionally, our global expertise in managing AM, FM and digital radio network deployments�worldwide�ensures that VOV�will receive turnkey systems that can be quickly delivered and deployed, with ongoing ease of operation and maintenance. Above all,�our high-efficiency solutions will�help�ensure the ideal balance of low total cost of ownership and high performance over the lifecycle�of the transmitters.�

EMICO., JSC�has played a key role throughout the bidding process, working closely with�GatesAir�to relay the benefits of choosing�GatesAir�over competitive systems to VTV and VOV. Mr. Luong Ngoc Thanh, director of technical center for EMICO., JSC, believes that�GatesAir�offers the most diverse and high-performance range in the industry�a benefit he believes directly addresses both today�s and tomorrow�s opportunities for over-the-air broadcasting in Vietnam. Mr. Thanh also points out the significance of�GatesAir�service, which has been instrumental in training representatives from EMICO.,�JSC,�VTV and VOV both in Vietnam and from�GatesAir�s�manufacturing center in Quincy, Illinois.

�The new�Maxiva�liquid-cooled transmitters are highly stable and, more importantly, will save VTV money,� said Mr. Thanh. �They use so much less power and are very easy to maintain. We see this as an important technological development from�GatesAir�in support of lower-cost operations. We see many opportunities�with�GatesAir�moving forward, including multichannel DTV services across the remaining DVB-T2 rollout, and many new transmitter installations following the selection of a digital radio standard.��

About�GatesAir����

GatesAir, Inc.�provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years,�GatesAir�s�turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.� With customers in more than 185�countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. Visit�www.gatesair.comfor more information,�Like us on Facebook�https://www.facebook.com/gatesair,�and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

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