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New Intraplex IP Links Include a Flexiva Plug-In

Module establishes a foundation to integrate additional functions later

GatesAir is coming out with two new Intraplex IP Links that it says “move the brand into new designs and applications.”

The two AoIP products were announced by Ted Lantz, vice president and general manager, radio and Intraplex products.

GatesAir Flexiva FAX
GatesAir Flexiva FAX. The IP Link 100e integrates into this exciter.

The IP Link 100e is an Intraplex plug-in card that receives FM and digital radio content within GatesAir Flexiva transmitters.

Lantz said the module also establishes a foundation to integrate audio processing and additional air chain applications later.

“The module is added to Flexiva FAX exciters to reliably receive and feed AES-67 and other audio over IP formats direct to the exciter,” the company said.

“The smaller, integrated form factor reduces the cost of using Intraplex audio over IP transport at the transmitter site since no separate hardware codec is required, and frees a 1RU equipment rack slot for auxiliary equipment,” it said.

The module includes Dynamic Stream Splicing software. It sends multiple identical streams over the same network or two separate paths; each stream borrows data from companion streams to avoid service interruptions from packet loss.

“The IP Link 100e also supports the SRT (secure reliable transport) protocol and provides failover service to Icecast or locally stored audio for optimal reliability. The module also provides storage for program content and full duplex capability, allowing engineers to monitor signals off-air.”

GatesAir IP Link 100c
IP Link 100c

Also new is the IP Link 100c, a hardware codec for remote contribution and standard STL IP connections that is notable for its small half-rack package.

Applications include remotes, studio-to-studio links, STL service backup and delivery to Icecast streaming servers. It comes with a DC power supply.

The company will introduce them as part of the IBC Showcase virtual conference coming in September.

[Related: “SBS FM Stations See Efficiency With GatesAir”]