New feature packed series provides outstanding audio quality and performance at a budget-friendly price for FM radio broadcasters
CINCINNATI, April 5, 2016 — GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for radio and TV broadcasters, will launch its Flexiva™ LX transmitter series for analog FM broadcasting at the 2016 NAB Show (April 18-21, Las Vegas Convention Center, Booth N2512). The Flexiva LX joins the Flexiva Compact Series at the lower power end of GatesAir’s radio transmitter family, providing customers with a wider range of options for analog and digital radio delivery.
Flexiva LX transmitters give FM broadcasters a budget-friendly option for upgrading to a more efficient transmitter design that boasts extensive capabilities, and replaces multiple separate boxes. The Flexiva LX offers a streamlined design focusing on FM analog broadcasts—a design attribute that lowers costs for the broadcaster—and retains the pertinent technologies that contribute to exceptional audio quality, high performance and operational efficiency found in all GatesAir Flexiva transmitters. On the quality side, the Flexiva LX surpasses competitively priced analog-only FM transmitters via its digitally modulated exciter.
“GatesAir has offered digitally modulated FM exciters in its analog transmitters for more than 20 years, which is a top reason why so many FM broadcasters worldwide rely on our transmitters to maximize their coverage and to help them achieve the best possible sound quality for their listeners,” said Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir. “The Flexiva LX proves that providing a major market sound for translators, low-power FMs and small market stations does not have to be expensive.”
Quality and performance is further enhanced through an integrated, powerful multiband digital audio processor with composite clipping and dynamic RDS. The latter eliminates the need for external systems to transmit dynamically-changing data related to song title, artist and other information. Flexiva LX is ideally suited for translator applications with built-in FSK ID systems, and an optional slide-in, DSP-based rebroadcast receiver card. Built-in web-based control, accessible via IP connectivity, gives engineers an option for monitoring and management of transmitter parameters from any networked location. This is especially useful for broadcasters managing many transmitters across large transmitter networks, including single-frequency networks in U.S. markets; and international transmitter networks, where broadcasters manage multiple sites with many low-power and gap filler transmitters for national and regional coverage.
Like all Flexiva transmitters, the Flexiva LX Series incorporates the latest high-efficiency technologies to reduce size, energy consumption and maintenance responsibilities. The compact 2RU footprint, which leverages high-density transistors and broadband amplification to reduce size and parts, fits comfortably into any transmitter building or enclosure, eliminating concerns for broadcasters with minimal RF plant real estate. Hot swappable power supplies simplify maintenance, allowing engineers to quickly service transmitters without affecting on-air performance.
The Flexiva LX Series is available in power levels from 10 watts to 1kW, and begins shipping this summer.
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 www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.
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