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NAB Sneak Peek: GatesAir Launches FMXi 4g

New embedded architecture combines importer and exporter functions, provides diversity delay software

At this year’s NAB Show, GatesAir will debuts its HD Radio Gen4 solution, the new FMXi 4g, alongside its transmitter lines.

The FMXi 4g features a software-embedded architecture that combines importer and exporter functions and provides dynamic time and audio correction (diversity delay software).

“The software intelligence built into the FMXi 4g aligns the time, levels and phase of the audio to remove undesirable artifacts and deliver a clean and engaging audience experience,” GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond said in a press release.

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According to the announcement, “the proprietary algorithm inside the FMXi 4g ensures proper time alignment between analog (FM) and digital (HD Radio) signals, and improves the listener experience by removing the objectionable blending artifacts.”

The removal of a standalone, computer-based importer or exporter eliminates the boot-up process and eliminates external networks, clocking and GPS references between disparate systems, which raise the possibility of packet loss and other imperfections.

NAB Show Booth: N3703