At IBC, GatesAir unveiled a wider family of TV transmitters resulting from the company’s recent acquisition of ONEtastic, known henceforward as GatesAir S.r.l.
The expanded portfolio both strengthens GatesAir’s low-power TV range and introduces several ONEtastic engineering innovations that will be new to GatesAir customers, says Gates.
Growth: The ONEtastic acquisition introduced new designs and feature sets to the GatesAir family
While GatesAir has long offered low-power UHF and VHF air-cooled solutions through its Maxiva Compact series, the ONEtastic acquisition fills important power level gaps in the low-to-medium DTV product line.
This includes ultra-compact 1RU transmitters at six power levels from 15 to 150W; 2RU systems up to 400W; 3RU systems up to 700W; and 4RU systems up to 1100W, with all systems available for analogue TV.
GatesAir is demonstrating the high-efficiency 1RU and 3RU systems, along with a new outdoor pole-mounted DTV solution that can house multiple transmitters. The high-efficiency pole-mount design eliminates all moving parts and air filters, dissipating heat to the pole’s surface. In addition, the transmitter is completely sealed by a weatherproof enclosure, ensuring continuous operation even in the harshest outdoor elements.
GatesAir is also showing a new ‘intra-mast’ transmitter, designed for installation inside a cylindrical tower. It comprises of a very compact chassis, and can house up to six 70W transmitter modules. All low-power transmitters are configurable as transposers or on-channel gap fillers, offering customers a broad variety of options to fulfil all requirements for regional and national networks.
Embrionix is exhibiting at IBC2019 on Stand 8.D60