Raycom Media and GatesAir have inked a deal under which the transmitter manufacturer will provide Maxiva transmitters and installation services covering 65 TV stations in 44 markets.
The Raycom purchase includes GatesAir broadband transmitters, RF systems and installation services. The station group is buying Maxiva UHF liquid-cooled as well as Maxiva UHF and VHF air-cooled transmitters. The deal also includes the Maxiva XTE encoder, which is ATSC 3.0-ready, and the latest GatesAir RTAC software to provide real-time adaptive correction.
All transmitters are based on GatesAir’s PowerSmart Plus technology to reduce size, weight and power consumption.
The transmitters are a part of Raycom Media’s RF retooling to comply with the channel assignment changes made necessary by the FCC’s TV spectrum repack.
More information is available on the GatesAir website.