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IBC SNEAK PEEK: GatesAir Boosts DAB Radio Range

Reinforces range for small-scale DAB/DAB+ radio installations

GatesAir has optimized its Maxiva Vaxte transmitter in time for IBC. These latest advances are focused on the firm’s DAB range for small-scale DAB/DAB+ radio installations requiring lower power levels ranging from 10 W up to 1 kW.

The Vaxte was originally designed to drive power levels up to 8 kW for large-scale and national DAB radio applications, explains the firm. With the most recent enhancements, the Maxiva Vaxte is now also suitable for smaller-scale DAB/DAB+ radio deployments, by incorporating the same features available in the high-power DAB transmitters. These include: GatesAir’s patented PowerSmart Plus architecture, EDI IP (and legacy ETI) signal protocols, and GatesAir’s patented Real-time Adaptive Correction (RTAC) for digital signal correction.

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The new platforms take up to 78 percent less floor space consumption than its predecessors, adds the company.

“By saving space at the transmitter site, the Vaxte allows broadcasters to accommodate more transmitters —delivering more channels — in a much smaller footprint, while cutting energy consumption by 50 percent. This also reduces costs with simpler installation and maintenance, while providing the flexibility to switch between EDI or ETI signal transport streams,” said Ted Lantz, V.P. and general manager, Radio Product Line for GatesAir. 

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