GatesAir, formerly the Harris Corp., will unveil its new Maxiva TV and DAB radio transmitters NAB next week.
Based on the company’s PowerSmart 3D architecture, the new Maxiva models amplify operational efficiencies for over-the-air broadcasters across the UHF and VHF spectrum, balancing performance with low total cost of ownership.
The new transmitter portfolio gives U.S. ATSC broadcasters awaiting new channel assignments a series of cost-reducing models to transition to new frequencies following spectrum reallocation. Internationally, over-the-broadcasters worldwide benefit from an array of flexible space and power-efficient options to architect multichannel, next-generation transmitter networks of any size.
The new Maxiva UHF series comprises the ULXT liquid-cooled model for medium-to-high power broadcasts, and the UAXT air-cooled model for low-to-medium power requirements.
Broadband amplifier designs increase power density in both models, reducing transmitter footprints and rack space requirements by up to 75 percent. This key competitive differentiator also simplifies maintenance through a design that delivers modularity, lighter weights and fewer parts.
Additionally, Maxiva ULXT and UAXT designs enhance energy efficiencies to reduce carbon footprints and lower operating costs, with annual power savings of exceeding 50 percent possible for over-the-air broadcasters. These PowerSmart 3D-driven advancements yield the industry’s lowest ownership costs over the lifetime of any broadcast transmitter.
GatesAir is also now shipping its Maxiva VAX next-generation air-cooled VHF transmitter built on the same PowerSmart 3D architecture and delivering similar operational efficiencies. The VAX covers mostly low-to-medium power VHF requirements, and is ideal for broadcasters operating large networks from space-challenged facilities; or local broadcasters filling in coverage gaps across expansive regions.
Beyond operational efficiencies, the broadband amplifier design of Maxiva transmitters eliminates the bandwidth limitations associated with previous-generation models. This ensures high quality signals for multichannel broadcasters, enabling TV stations and network operators to deliver more services and offer more channels for over-the-air viewers.