CINCINNATI,�April 14,�2017���GatesAir,�a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters,continues its innovation around its Intraplex��brand of intelligent networking solutions with�IPConnect, a new�software application�designedto fortify�data transport across IP networks.�GatesAir will introduce�IPConnect�at the 2017 NAB Show, taking place April 24-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. GatesAir exhibits at Booth N2613.
Available as an option in most Intraplex IP Link codecs,�IPConnect�solves the problem of reliable data transport across complex networks that traditionally suffer data loss through dropped packets.�The software�data�gateway�provides extra protection through�packetencapsulation, which encloses the�external IP�data�packets�in�a�GatesAir protocol�wrapper as it moves across IP networks.�
Unlike many similar applications,�IPConnect�provides this protection for studio-generated data,�as well�IP data from external�sources. While the former might include RDS data or SNMP control signals to trigger a command at the transmitter site, the latter may incorporate program or control data coming from a�network operations center, satellite feed�or advertising�service.
�IPConnect�can accept data from any�external source,�and because it bridges at the IP layer, it is application-agnostic,� said�Keyur�Parikh,�director, GatesAir Intraplex Business Unit. �It gives the broadcaster tremendous peace of mind�to�reliably�tunnel any IP data between one or more sites, without concern of packet loss or outside interference.�
Whether generated in-house or externally,�IPConnect�expertly manages�data transport for IP network architectures of any scale.�It is adept at handling�complex�scenarios�such as�E2X (exporter-to-exciter)�connections, which can include data feeds for multiple�HD Radio�services.
�The E2X aspect of the HD Radio traffic stream is particularly vulnerable to packet loss given the large amount of data moving from a studio, where the exporter lives, to the exciter at a transmitter site,� said Parikh. �As most of these paths cover very long distances, the large amount of data moving over these pathways�make them more susceptible to packet loss�which�can result in missing content, or the failure of a critical control command.�Its purpose is to provide reliable transport for each application�s IP data, where the applications themselves lack the ability to achieve that goal.��
The�IPConnect�software applications represent�the first product phase of an ongoing development plan that includes a dedicated hardware device.�
In addition to�IPConnect, GatesAir�now�integrates its unique Intraplex LiveLook�network analytics and monitoring software�into�all�IP Link codecs.�LiveLook�provides a graphical analysis of both real-time and historical network performance data,�as well as the monitoring of audio streams� state changes and optional email notification capability. The software�also�provides a single management application to analyze and monitor all the audio streams of the network,�and�incorporates report generation capability�that�analyzes and recommends the best error protection technique of the IP Link codec to use.
GatesAir is offering a promotion through June that incorporates LiveLook into IP Link codecs at no charge or a reduced rate through June 30, depending on which codec is selected. More information on this special promotion can be found at�http://blog.gatesair.com/take-a-live-look-at-this-network-analytics-offer.
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, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.