Innovations in IP networking, high-density TV transmission capture attention of technical evaluators from two industry-leading publications
CINCINNATI, October 2, 2019 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, departed Amsterdam last week with three IBC2019 Best of Show Awards from Future. The winning products included GatesAir’s Intraplex® Ascent SRT Video over IP gateway and Maxiva™ IMTX-70 intra-mast transmitter in the TVBEurope category, and GatesAir’s Intraplex Ascent AoIP transport platform in the Radio World International category.
Future’s Best of Show Awards are evaluated by a panel of engineers and industry experts. With the target readership of each specific publication in mind, awarded solutions are selected based on innovation, feature set, cost efficiency and performance in serving the industry.
Intraplex Ascent is the industry’s first scalable, multichannel Audio over IP transport solution to address the convergence of broadcast operations with IT infrastructure. The software-defined innovation is GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server, offers a direct connection to traditional digital and analog audio interfaces, and is compliant with both the AES67 standard and today’s leading AoIP networking solutions. Ascent is available in two form factors: a 1RU server, with configurable options for physical and AES67 channels; and a software-only solution that operates in a virtualized container.
Intraplex Ascent adds further value by allowing users to manage many Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streams on a centralized platform– a feature that defines the Ascent SRT Video over IP gateway recognized by TVBEurope. The Ascent SRT Gateway supports reliable and encrypted transport of video content, with transparent support of any real-time, IP-based broadcast video protocol. Interoperability with Intraplex Dynamic Stream Splicing software supports duplication of SRT streams with video and embedded audio over separate network paths, leveraging a single stream-splicing buffer for hitless protection against errors and failures.
The Maxiva IMTX-70 intra-mast transmitter represents a new design era for GatesAir’s transmission family, comprising a very compact, high-density chassis that can house up to six 70 W UHF or VHF transmitters. Designed for installation inside a cylindrical tower, eachtransmitter in the chassis can also be individually configured as a transposer or on-channel gap filler. The result is a broad variety of over-the-air content delivery options to fulfill all requirements for regional and national networks.
“GatesAir continues to invest in research and develop initiatives that result in bringing new problem-solving innovations to market,” said Bruce Swail, CEO, GatesAir. “We are exceptionally proud to be recognized by these industry-leading experts for our latest contribution, distribution and transmission innovations aimed at serving TV and radio networks of any scale worldwide.”
The Future Best of Show Awards at IBC are in their sixth year, according to the Future publishing group that represents the program. The awards focus attention on superb innovations in technology as seen around the million-square-foot exhibit floor of the Rai, with the 2019 winners representing the directions where media technology businesses are headed.
GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, 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 with all products designed and assembled in the USA. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.
About The Gores Group
The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. Over its 30-year history, The Gores Group has become a leading investor having demonstrated a reliable track record of creating value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.
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