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GatesAir introduces new DAB radio innovations

GatesAir has expanded its range of DAB radio transmitters and solutions to include multi-carrier and liquid-cooled innovations. Many of the new innovations result from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, known forward as GatesAir S.r.l.

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While GatesAir has long offered low-power DAB radio air-cooled solutions through its Maxiva VAXT and VAXTE product lines, the acquisition introduces several key product innovations that will be new to GatesAir customers. In addition to the multi-carrier and liquid-cooled transmitters, GatesAir has also introduced new intra-mast and outdoor solutions that can support TV and DAB modulations in the same compact chassis. GatesAir has an expanded range of air-cooled DAB transmitters to cover all power levels starting at 15W. The acquisition also brings new design and engineering innovations to GatesAir, including no-cable, plug-in architectures that accelerate assembly and maintenance, reduce clutter and maintenance, and increase system reliability. GatesAir’s latest DAB radio transmitters also leverage a single-band PA module to cover all Band III frequencies – a unique competitive advantage that eliminates jumpers, tuning, and other frequency-related adjustments.

“GatesAir’s experience in equipping today’s largest DAB radio networks is now further strengthened with a product portfolio that covers a broader range of power levels, and introduces several new design innovations and feature sets to our customers,” said Bruce Swail, CEO, GatesAir. “In addition to fortifying our long-standing message of supplying high-efficiency, cost-reducing, and turnkey transmission solutions, our latest design innovations strengthen our overall value proposition for broadcasters and network operators managing DAB networks of any scale.”

New transmitter innovations. GatesAir’s MultiD multi-carrier platform brings three DAB transmitters together into a compact 1RU chassis – a unique design attribute that reduces space and equipment costs, and simplifies installation. The multi-carrier architecture removes the need for external RF combining, and instead generates and re-transmits all three channels through a single amplifier. The multi-carrier modulation built into the transmitter supports both adjacent and non-adjacent frequencies, providing a flexible solution for DAB networks of any size.

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