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GatesAir Gets Timely With GNSS-PTP

At IBC, it will show a timing and signal reference generator

GatesAir will show a timing and signal reference solution at the IBC Show this month. The technology is used in broadcast and telecom applications. 

“The GatesAir Maxiva GNSS-PTP is a standalone 1RU solution with a sophisticated switching algorithm that assures high-precision 10 MHz and 1 PPS reference signals to mission-critical components in the signal chain, including transmitters, networking and studio equipment,” the company said.

“Internationally, the Maxiva GNSS-PTP brings strong value to national broadcast and network operators operating headends with multiple transmitters, for example.”

The system is intended for use with the navigation technologies in second-generation Global Navigation Satellite Systems. It supports all major global satellite constellations, according to GatesAir, including GPS, GLONASS, Galileo and QZSS.

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“Each GNSS-PTP device feeds up to twelve 10 MHz and 1 PPS references in the technology infrastructure, removing the need to integrate a standalone timing source in each component. This substantially reduces equipment costs and installation timelines while providing a single, yet highly redundant, point of failure for engineers.”

The design includes redundant AC power supplies with battery back-up. Diverse timing sources include redundant GNSS receivers, which incorporate temperature control to prevent frequency changes. Timing sources include a PTP hardware module and external 10 MHz and 1 PPS reference. 

The system also supports Precision Time Protocol v2 (PTP) as a modular option.

IBC Stand: 8.C82.

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