The fully-productised Intraplex Ascent platform is set to be a highlight for Gates Air at IBC2019.

Introduced as a technology demo last year, Ascent is a scalable, multichannel AoIP transport system that addresses the convergence of broadcast operations with IT infrastructure.

Gates claims Ascent offers a direct connection to traditional digital and analogue audio interfaces, and is compliant with both the AES67 standard and Ravenna, LiveWire+ and Dante. Ascent is available in two form factors: a 1RU server, with configurable options for physical and AES67 channels; and a software-only solution that operates in a virtualised container. Both versions support up to 32 audio channels (AES3, AES67, analogue) and are interoperable with most Intraplex AoIP codecs.

The software-defined version is GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server, and provides broadcasters with a scalable, redundant and cloud-based transport platform for multichannel contribution and distribution. The platform streamlines installation and management by removing the need for many separate codecs and auxiliary hardware components, freeing multiple equipment racks in enterprise-level facilities.

Gates Air is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 8.D60