CINCINNATI,�January�18,�2017���The excitement is palpable at the global offices of�GatesAir�as the over-the-air broadcast pioneer celebrates its 95th�year in business, following a year of significant growth� and emerging�opportunities tied to continued global digital transitions,�US TV spectrum reallocation,�global investment in FM Radio systems,�and�the�ongoing�development�and�adoption of new�broadcast�standards�such as ATSC 3.0.�In celebration, the company is planning a significant number of events and activities throughout the year.
From its humble beginnings in Quincy,�Illinois�where the company�s main manufacturing center still exists�through its decades-long tenure as a key business of Harris Corporation,�GatesAir�continues to innovate for the wireless delivery of TV and radio content worldwide.GatesAir will�first recognize this milestone publicly with�its �95 Years Big Kick Off� customer event at the 2017 NAB Show. GatesAir will follow�with�public open houses�at its Mason, Ohio headquarters and�Quincy manufacturing center�later this year, and�95-year receptions at IBC and The Radio Show in�September.�
In February, the company will unveil special customer contests regarding the oldest GatesAir transmitter and oldest �working� GatesAir transmitter installed today. Contest winners will be publicly announced in December, with winners�recognized�at a special party that will�coincide�with a private customer event in Quincy in November.�Additional details on all events will follow in�the coming weeks and months, to be announced on GatesAir�s website and social media channels.
�It�s an exciting time to be in this industry given the many opportunities that exist for the broadcaster moving forward,� said Phil Argyris, CEO, GatesAir. �Given the company�s recent sales success and product innovations, there is perhaps no better time to recognize our company�s achievements over the past 95 years as we lay the groundwork for the future of over-the-air television and radio.�
GatesAir�s roots date to 1922, when Henry C. Gates founded the Gates Radio and Supply Company. Henry�s son, Parker Gates, quickly established the company�s reputation as a visionary, responsible for industry firsts in audio and electronics. These innovations laid the foundation for groundbreaking over-the-air radio and television transmitter designs that continue to this day, with all products made and assembled in the USA.�Industry firsts�includes the world�s first solid-state AM transmitter in 1974;�the 1981�development of the �Mod Anode Pulser��to reduce UHF TV power consumption, which planted the seeds for its groundbreaking PowerSmart��green transmitter architecture in 2009; and�Intraplex��LiveLook, the broadcast industry�s first network analytics and optimization software for Audio over IP transport.�
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.com�for more information,�Like us on Facebook�https://www.facebook.com/gatesair,�and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.