GatesAir Prepares for an ATSC 3.0 Future at 2017 NAB Show

Launch of ATSC 3.0 Guarantee Program, contribution to panels, presentations and live demonstrations on tap as over-the-air pioneer strengthens leadership position as ATSC 3.0 innovator
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CINCINNATI,�April 18, 2017���GatesAir,�a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for�TV and�radio broadcasters, is coming to the 2017 NAB Show�next week�with a new customer-focused program to support ATSC 3.0 transitions�and a full schedule of educational activities that speak to the technology and new business opportunities that�will come with the next-generation DTV standard.GatesAir exhibits at Booth N2613 at the Las Vegas Convention Center next Monday through Thursday.

The GatesAir ATSC 3.0 Guarantee program�builds on the company�s role in the standards development process, and its proven field experience as the only supplier to power all over-the-air trials�in North America�and�multiple�commercial deliveries to date, which includes South Korea and WRAL-DT in Raleigh, North Carolina. GatesAir�s latest Maxiva��UHF and VHF transmitters, to be unveiled at the 2017 NAB Show�and its Maxiva XTE exciter introduced in 2016�fortify the program on the technology side, and differentiate GatesAir from competitors across power level parity, native IP connectivity, modular power upgrades, and software-defined modulation that offers a seamless path to ATSC 3.0.�Specific examples of GatesAir�s technology innovations to support ATSC 3.0 migration includes matching power levels for ATSC 1.0 and ATSC 3.0 standards, eliminating the need for transmitter replacements; and integrated IP inputs in its XTE exciter to support ATSC 3.0�s native IP connectivity.

In addition to products, the program covers a validated ecosystem of key technologies from partnering suppliers that create a complete ATSC 3.0 delivery system. This interoperability with companies such as Dielectric, Enensys and Triveni Digital will ensure�a clean transition and trouble-free operation for broadcasters in what will likely be the biggest change to the broadcaster�s RF infrastructure in decades.

�With the US spectrum repack underway, broadcasters will soon upgrade transmission systems to support channel changes�and many have ATSC 3.0 in their minds as a long-term business vision,� said Rich Redmond, Chief Product Officer, GatesAir. �As the ATSC 3.0 standards development accelerates toward�adoption, the FCC has moved forward with rulemaking to support station groups that are prepared to launch next-generation services. Our ATSC 3.0 Guarantee protects broadcasters faced with this demanding convergence of activities, and provides a comprehensive program of services to simplify their transitions.�

GatesAir will further exhibit its ATSC 3.0 leadership at the 2017 NAB Show through a series of panels, presentations and demonstrations. GatesAir thought leaders involved in panels and presentations include:

  • Martyn Horspool,�TV Transmission Product Manager,�Transmission Site Planning for ATSC 3.0: This�presentation�takes place Sunday, April 23 from 9:30-10am in Room N260
  • Joseph�Seccia,�Manager of TV Transmission Strategy,�Planning for TV Spectrum Repacking and the Transition to ATSC 3.0:�This�presentation�takes place Sunday, April 23 from 10:30-11am in Room N260
  • Joseph�Seccia,�Manager of TV Transmission Strategy,�Getting ATSC 3.0 On-Air in Korea:�This�presentation�takes place Sunday, April 23 from 4:30-5pm in Room N260
  • Jay Adrick,�GatesAir Broadcast Consultant,�ATSC 3.0 Advanced Emergency Alerting:�This�presentation�takes place Tuesday, April 25 from 11-11:30am in Room N256
  • Rich Redmond,�Chief Product Officer,�DTV: The Next Generation:�This�presentation�takes place�Tuesday, April 25 from 11:30am-12:30pm in Room N256
  • Rich Redmond,�Chief Product Officer,�ATSC 3.0,�Repack for TV and FM.�This IABM TV Roundtable Discussion takes place Wednesday, April 26 from 3:30-4pm in Room S215LMR

A complete list of GatesAir 2017 NAB Show panels and presentations across TV and radio topics can be found athttp://blog.gatesair.com/nab17-presentations.

Additionally, GatesAir will take�part�in a�live ATSC 3.0 demonstration with NAB from the Grand Lobby in the Las Vegas Convention Center throughout the show.�GatesAir will supply its Maxiva�UAXTE-100 transmitter�(with an integrated�XTE�exciter)�to power the transmission�forbroadcaster KLSV-DT in Las Vegas.�Working with trusted ATSC 3.0 ecosystem partners Triveni Digital, Enensys Technologies, LG Electronics and its US subsidiary Zenith to complete the air chain, the UAXTE-100 will drive KLSV�s existing transmitter and provide real-time adaptive pre-correction to optimize the broadcast signal�originating�from KLSV�s facility on Black Mountain in Henderson, Nevada.

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.com�for more information,�like us on Facebook�https://www.facebook.com/gatesair,�and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

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