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NAB Sneak Peek: GatesAir Adds to Intraplex IP Line

FM composite delivery over IP available

Broadcast equipment manufacturer GatesAir will be bringing two new members of its Intraplex IP Link line to Las Vegas.

The Intraplex Link MPX (pictured) is designed for high-quality digital AES192 FM composite signal STL use. The company says, “It is especially ideal for broadcasters that lack the network bandwidth to distribute a full AES192 digital FM composite signal, which typically requires 5 MBps of bandwidth, from studio to transmitter; and/or lack AES192 signal receiving capability in their legacy exciters. It is also highly configurable, allowing broadcasters to adjust bit rates for optimal bandwidth usage across a wide area network, using less than half of the bandwidth required for AES192.”

The company adds that it “eliminates the need to install stereo generators, audio processors and other auxiliary equipment at multiple receive locations. Instead, broadcasters can send audio and data, including RDS information, in a single bandwidth-efficient stream to multiple transmitter and booster locations.”

Onboard is GatesAir’s Intraplex SynchroCast simulcast technology and GPS for aiding timing recovery in multipoint distribution applications. It can also team up with GatesAir’s Intraplex HD Link microwave STL to handle composite signals in a 950 MHz link.

GatesAir Chief Product Officer Rich Redmond said, “Broadcasters have been seeking an IP transport solution that simplifies their program distribution by keeping the audio processing at the studio, with the optimal bitrate usage to suit varying network limitations. … The introduction of the IP Link MPX codec rounds out our product line, with options for both digital and analog composite FM signal transport to suit every customer’s IP architecture.”

GatesAir will also present the American debut of the Intraplex IP Link 100P, a single-channel, full-duplex codec. The company says, “The IP Link 100P adds advanced signal monitoring capabilities and integration with SynchroCast systems that are absent from base IP Link codecs, providing another strong audio contribution and distribution option for simulcasting across transmitter networks.”

NAB Show Booth: N2512