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Company says the move is a “responsible step” and will now “focus on supporting existing customers’ transmitters with our available components”

MASON, Ohio — GatesAir is suspending the sale of new AM transmitters.

Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond said: “Recent changes in the long-term availability of critical components from our suppliers, including several last-time buy notices, have caused us to take proactive steps to ensure we can meet our continued support obligation of our AM products,” he said.

“To safeguard our ability to offer an ample supply of spare components — and to secure the ongoing field support of our AM transmitters — GatesAir has taken the responsible step of suspending new AM transmitter sales, and will instead focus on supporting existing customers’ transmitters with our available components.”

[Related: “GatesAir Adds to Intraplex IP Codec Family “]

He said warranty, field service, phone support, spare parts and repairs continue as normal for GatesAir AM products.

Flexiva AX, DX and 3DX transmitters all had a number of obsolete components that influenced the decision.

“GatesAir is currently in the advanced technology assessment phase for the development of an updated line of AM transmitters,” Redmond said.

The news has no impact on the FM line, anchored by its Flexiva FAX or FLX transmitter. For DAB Radio, GatesAir recently launched the Maxiva VAXTE platform and will be showing new power levels at the NAB Show, Redmond said.

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Here are two more presentations that should convince you to head to Sin City for NAB Show this year

Once per year, the center of the broadcasting universe is in Las Vegas. You need to be there. 

If you still need a little help deciding, let’s look at some additional presentations to be made at this year’s NAB 2018 Broadcast Engineering and Information Technology Conference. Last time we brought up a couple of interesting ones happening on Saturday; this time, we look at Sunday. And, keep in mind this is only a small fraction of what is going on. Take a look here to see the entire schedule.

Keyur Parikh, director of GatesAir’s Intraplex Business Unit, will present Reliability for E2X and other IP traffic across Radio Studio to Transmitter Link on Sunday, from 10:40 a.m. until noon in N260-D. The abstract reads as follows:

“While the IP based Studio to Transmitter Links (STLs) have both reduced operational cost and increased connection flexibility, they are prone to packet losses that can degrade the quality. To overcome quality problems due to packet losses, audio over IP codec vendors have come up with innovative methods such as dual-streaming, FEC etc. While these methods provided reliability for the main audio and FM MPX signals, broadcasters were still struggling to achieve reliability and security for all other network traffic across the STL, most notably, HD Radio’s Exporter to Exciter (E2X) stream. Packet losses with E2X stream can have a detrimental effect on the quality, which is causing most broadcasters to locate HD Radio equipment at the transmitter site. In this paper, we will introduce a new IP technique which leverages the current transport technology for the main audio and extends it to reliably transport any TCP/IP application packets, including E2X streams, multiplexed or non-multiplexed with the main audio signal. We will review details on how the technique protect critical application data against both packet losses and security threats and becomes a key enabler for broadcasters to locate their FM and HD processing equipment at the Studio. We will also describe different operational use cases where this technique is being used to accomplish reliability of audio, E2X and other IP traffic over public networks.”

Ken Tankel, product manager for Linear Acoustic, will be giving the presentation “Latest Updates on Audio over IP & AES67″ on Sunday, also from 10:40 to noon, but in N260.

“Audio over IP has been a revolutionary innovation, changing almost everything about how the job of professional audio gets done. The hallmark of a true revolution is that it keeps going, the change keeps evolving and growing. This paper will give an overview of the current state of the audio over IP technology, and its impact on the industry as of 2018. Coverage will include the use of AES67 as part of the latest SMPTE standards, the growth of interoperation of both industry standards and proprietary AoIP systems, the penetration into the automotive, entertainment, government, and public address wired sound systems. “

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IP Link 200A provides AES67-compatibility

MASON, Ohio — The GatesAir Intraplex IP Link 200A, debuting at the NAB Show, is the latest in the Intraplex line of IP codecs. The 200A’s mission is to provide AES67 digital audio compatibility.

A release explains: “The IP Link 200A is a hybrid model that interconnects AES67 and analog/AES3 signals simultaneously, and enables conversion between the two formats. With dedicated channels for both, users still operating in analog or AES3 mode have a futureproof path to an industry-adopted audio over IP standard.”

An additional feature is GatesAir’s Dynamic Stream Splicing technology software, “which mitigates IP packet loss and eliminates off-air time through multiple redundant streams.” In addition, “GatesAir’s integration of a firewall and advanced packet filtering capabilities strengthen network security, protecting against outside intrusions to ensure rock-solid, on-air signal protection.”

[Exhibiting at NAB Show? Nominate a product here for Best of Show Award consideration.]

GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond said, “Its design simplifies the cabling and interconnection requirements from our codecs to the wide area network, and provides our customers with a true AES67 audio over IP device that is interoperable with today’s leading audio over IP solutions, including WheatNet-IP, Ravenna and Livewire+.”

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