The European debut of the GatesAir Flexiva™ LX solid-state FM radio transmitter sets the latest standard for green, energy-efficient RF operations with the industry’s highest price-to-performance ratio for low-power FM applications. Compact and low-cost, the GatesAir Flexiva™ LX integrates GatesAir’s latest-generation software-defined exciter and several components previous available only as separate units, including a digital multi-band audio processor and a stereo encoder with composite clipper. This design ensures a single streamlined analog FM platform that is easy to maintain both serately or within larger transmission headends. The Flexiva LX is available for power levels ranging from 10 to 1050 Watts (1 kW), making it ideally suited for gap filler applications in national FM radio networks.
The Flexiva LX will be demonstrated alongside higher power Flexiva FLX liquid-cooled and FAX air-cooled transmitters. These high-efficiency transmitters leverage GatesAir’s PowerSmart® 3D transmission architecture for best-in-class power efficiency, simple single-engineer maintenance, and exceptional signal performance. With their modular design, Flexiva FLX and FAX transmitters utilize the latest 50-volt LDMOS amplifier devices, compact high-efficiency power supplies, variable speed cooling and the Flexiva FAX exciter with real-time adaptive correction (RTAC™) to optimize signal qualtiy and compliance.
Intraplex® IP Link MPX
GatesAir will also demonstrate another new product making its European debut—the GatesAir Intraplex® IP Link MPX. The newest member of the GatesAir IP Link audio codec family, the new Intraplex IP Link MPX is a full-duplex product built specifically for the FM studio-to-transmitter link, and designed to solve universal bandwidth challenges of transporting digital FM composite signals over IP networks.
The Intraplex IP Link MPX offers an extensive feature set, including multiple input and output ports for signal redundancy, decoding of audio and RDS content from either the input or output MPX signal, and the option to incorporate external SCA subcarrier signals into the output MPX signal. It also offers features common to all IP Link codecs, including stream splicing, forward error correction (FEC), and a trio of network interfaces for optimal stream reliability.
The IP Link MPX codec can support both digital and analog composite FM signal transport with a centralized operation, using optimal bitrates that suit each customer’s unique IP network bandwidth constraints.
Visitors to IBC2016, taking place September 9-13 at the RAI Exhibition Center in Amsterdam, can see these and other GatesAir solutions across studio systems, intelligent networking and transmission at Stand 8.C30.