CINCINNATI,�August�15, 2017���GatesAir�has paved the road for high-efficiency�DAB/DAB+ Radio�over-the-air networks with�Maxiva�VAXTE, the industry�s most powerful and high-density transmitter�to support all�DAB Radio�modulations�and VHF television.�The leading supplier of transmitters and intelligent networking solutions for wireless,�over-the-air content delivery will demonstrate the VAXTE at the upcoming IBC2017 show, taking place September 15-19 at the RAI Conference and Exhibition Center in Amsterdam. GatesAir will exhibit at Stand 8.C30.
Introduced at the 2017 NAB Show to�uniquely�support new�repack-related�VHF channel assignments across Bands 1 and III, IBC marks the debut of VAXTE as a DAB Radio transmitter.�Able to support�the largest national DAB Radio deployments, the VAXTE is available�in2RU and 4RU single-chassis models�to�drive�power levels from 15W to 1.2kW, with larger configurations�available�for single-rack DAB solutions up to 9.2kW.�The�Maxiva�VAXTE offers�input�connections to accommodate�both EDI and ETI protocols, which�respectively support�IP and legacy audio contribution and distribution across large DAB networks.
In VHF television, the VAXTE supports power levels up to 25.6kW�in�multi-cabinet configurations. All VAXTE transmitters integrate the software-defined�Maxiva�XTE exciter�platform, enabling�support�of�all OFDM (DVB-T,�DVB-T2/Lite, ISDB-T,�ATSC�3.0) and�DAB Radio (DAB, DAB+, T-DMB)�modulations. Capable of storing two modulations to ease transitions between standards, the XTE also improves digital signal processing power by four times its predecessor,�and features GatesAir RTAC��(real-time adaptive correction) software for market-leading digital signal correction at the amplification stage, optimizing signal performance and compliance.�
VAXTE transmitters also provide�IP-based monitoring and control�to simplify�oversight of all signal performance and transmitter parameters across DAB Radio and TV networks of any size, including single-frequency networks (SFNs).
Like the recently announced�Maxiva�UHF series of air-cooled (UAXTE) and liquid-cooled (ULXTE) transmitters, the VAXTE series is built on GatesAir�s latest high-efficiency power amplifiers, which increase peak power capacity for all OFDM and ATSC waveforms. Based on�GatesAir�s�PowerSmart��Plus architecture with broadband amplification, the VAXTE slims down footprint and weight through its exceptionally high power density, and returns�rack space,�reduces�energy consumption,�and�minimizes�internal parts to streamline�and simplify�maintenance.�
Redundant, front-access power supplies are integrated separately from power amplifiers to enhance modularity, and reduce spare parts costs and management. All PA modules and�their dedicated�power supplies are hot-swappable to further simplify labor, and reliably keep stations on the air.
�The VAXTE breaks the paradigm of cost reduction and maintenance across large DAB Radio and TV networks that can comprise thousands of transmitters across a country,� said Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir. �Its�market-leading performance and efficiency�provides an accelerated return on investment�for broadcasters without sacrificing signal performance and quality.�
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.