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IBC Sneak Peek: GatesAir Launches Maxiva Vaxte DAB Transmitter

Brings benefits of new IP-enabled VHF transmitter to DAB radio networks, says firm

GatesAir’s new DAB/DAB+ Maxiva Vaxte transmitter is available in 2RU and 4RU single-chassis models to drive power levels from 15W to 1.2kW, with larger configurations available for single-rack DAB solutions up to 9.2kW.

The Maxiva Vaxte offers input connections to accommodate both EDI and ETI protocols, which respectively support IP and legacy audio contribution and distribution across large DAB networks.

All Vaxte transmitters integrate the software-defined Maxiva XTE exciter platform, enabling support of all OFDM (DVB-T, DVB-T2/Lite, ISDB-T, ATSC 3.0) and DAB Radio (DAB, DAB+, T-DMB) modulations.

Capable of storing two modulations to ease transitions between standards, the XTE also improves digital signal processing power by four times its predecessor, and features GatesAir RTAC (real-time adaptive correction) software for market-leading digital signal correction at the amplification stage, optimizing signal performance and compliance.

Based on GatesAir’s PowerSmart Plus architecture with broadband amplification, GatesAir says the Vaxte slims down footprint and weight through its high power density, and returns rack space, reduces energy consumption, and minimizes internal parts to streamline and simplify maintenance.

Redundant, front-access power supplies are integrated separately from power amplifiers to enhance modularity, and reduce spare parts costs and management.

All PA modules and their dedicated power supplies are hot-swappable to further simplify labor, and reliably keep stations on the air.

IBC Stand: 8.C30