Welcome to GatesAir University, your online source for Broadcast Technical and Operations training! This site offers access to a variety of video courses designed and administered by the experienced experts at GatesAir, the world leader in over-the-air television and radio broadcast transmission and STL technology. Operators and engineers alike will be able to dive deep into the world of RF, to keep up with current broadcasting trends, to get the most out of their GatesAir products, and more.

Videos

Essential AoIP STL with Intraplex IP Link 100 | GatesAir Connect Webinar Series
Over the years, GatesAir’s award-winning Intraplex IP Link platform of IP audio codecs has become the gold standard for radio STL/TSL applications. This webinar will focus on the IP Link 100, our single stereo channel IP encoder/decoder. With integrated codecs for voice and broadband audio (including AES 192), the IP Link 100 is the ideal audio contribution/distribution choice for any broadcast radio modulation or standard. This deep dive from GatesAir's Tony Gervasi (Intraplex Sales Manager - Broadcast) into the IP Link 100 illustrates why it is one of the most reliable and robust codecs available.
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Essential AoIP STL with Intraplex IP Link 100 | GatesAir Connect Webinar Series
Over the years, GatesAir’s award-winning Intraplex IP Link platform of IP audio codecs has become the gold standard for radio STL/TSL applications. This webinar will focus on the IP Link 100, our single stereo channel IP encoder/decoder. With integrated codecs for voice and broadband audio (including AES 192), the IP Link 100 is the ideal audio contribution/distribution choice for any broadcast radio modulation or standard. This deep dive from GatesAir's Tony Gervasi (Intraplex Sales Manager - Broadcast) into the IP Link 100 illustrates why it is one of the most reliable and robust codecs available.
Broadcast Antennas and Transmission | GatesAir Connect Webinar
This webinar from GatesAir’s Steve Rossiter delivers a crash course on all you need to know about choosing and deploying the right broadcast antenna for your stations. This presentation focuses on the use of antenna gain, null fill and beam tilt as well as the relationship between your transmitter and antenna, and how to properly match and configure both to maximize your Antenna Gain, Transmitter Power, and Coverage.
TV Transmitters: Experience Ease of Ownership | GatesAir Connect Webinar
TV Product Manager Martyn Horspool discusses innovations in the ease-of-use, maintenance, modularity, and remote control in GatesAir's newly-updated UHF and VHF over-the-air transmitters. This webinar will also showcase new GUIs, SNMP applications, and NMS integration.
NEW: Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology: Pod 3

Third pod as a prerequisite to the Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology class.

NEW: Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology: Pod 2
Second pod as a prerequisite to the Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology class.
UPDATED: Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology: Pod 1
First pod as a prerequisite to the Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology class.
HD Radio Time and Level Alignment | GatesAir Connect Webinar
This webinar will discuss some of the causes of HD Radio™ diversity delay drift and how stations can implement automated methods to keep proper time and level alignment. It will cover various combinations of hardware to provide continuous monitoring and adjustments to time and level of the HD Radio signal, reducing the objectionable blending artifacts.

Presented by: Ted Lantz, Senior Manager, Radio Products Line, GatesAir
950 MHz STL Networking using Intraplex HD Link | GatesAir Connect Webinar
GatesAir's Keyur Parikh discusses microwave studio-to-transmitter link solutions for today's radio transport requirements, featuring the industry's most advanced 950 MHz digital STL available: the Intraplex HD Link. With RF power to spare, an integrated IP gateway with sophisticated data handling capabilities, and multiple channels of audio, HD Link is designed to manage all FM and HD Radio transport scenarios.
Quality Monitoring for TV Transmission | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Whether you are a single-channel TV broadcaster or a multi-channel network, you need to know when and why signal transport issues occur, and how to maintain a high QoE (quality of experience) for your audiences. Please join us for in-depth presentation about the latest tools and techniques for monitoring stream transport QoS (quality of service) and QoE.
Leveraging Intraplex LiveLook Analytics to Optimize AoIP Performance | GatesAir Connect Webinar
An in-depth presentation detailing the benefits and features of our intelligent STL-over-IP monitoring and analytics tool, including the interplay with Intraplex IP Link’s network reliability techniques, and a demonstration of the basic usage of LiveLook. Presented by Keyur Parikh, Director of GatesAir's Intraplex Business Unit.
Repack in Review: GatesAir's "Mission: POSSIBLE" Repack Webinar Series 1 of 3
Important highlights about the FCC incentive auction, its ramifications and expectations for broadcasters, and how to prepare for next-gen TV. Presented by GatesAir's Martyn Horspool.
Navigating the Transition: GatesAir's "Mission: POSSIBLE" Repack Webinar Series 2 of 3
A discussion about post-auction preparation, channel assignments, site surveys, reimbursement, auxiliary transmitters, and more. Presented by GatesAir's Steven Rossiter and Nathan Smith.
Repack Roundtable: GatesAir's "Mission: POSSIBLE" Repack Webinar Series 3 of 3
Top experts discuss the hottest topics/concerns about the repack in a group session, including its effects on FM stations, small market station preparations, ATSC 3.0 deployment, and more. Presented by GatesAir's Rich Redmond, Martyn Horspool, Mark Voorhees, and Joe Seccia.
Intraplex® Products | NAB Show 2016 Webinar
Keyur Parikh discusses the GatesAir STL products showcased and premiered at the 2016 NAB Show in Las Vegas, NV, USA, including IP Link 100p, the award-winning IP Link MPX, and various enhancements to IP Link's software, HD Link, LiveLook, and NetXpress.
Engineering Week 2016 | High-Performance RF Material | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Learn about the many advances in and applications of today's RF materials and technology. Part of the GatesAir Connect Lunch and Learn series. Presented by Ed Sandor, Applications Engineering Manager of Taconic, and Lee Klaus, Sales Engineer for Cain-Forlaw.
Engineering Week 2016 | Advanced Digital Radio: DAB / DAB+ | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Learn about one of the world's most popular terrestrial digital radio modulations and how it stacks up against its peers. Part of the GatesAir Connect Lunch and Learn series. Presented by Tim Anderson, CPBE, Radio Product Development for GatesAir.
U.S. Repack: Its Impact on FM Broadcasters | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Presenters: Rich Redmond (Chief Product Officer, GatesAir) and Dan Fallon (Senior RF Engineer, Dielectric)

To help fulfill the increasing demand for wireless broadband access in America, the FCC plans to reallocate a portion of broadcast spectrum used by television stations to wireless carriers. FM radio stations who share common towers or roof tops with one or more TV stations may have significant interruption to their operations as a result of the upcoming FCC spectrum repack.

This is estimated to affect roughly 35% of all American FM stations. Early investigation into any plans neighboring TV stations may have will help you map out your plans to stay on the air. This important webinar will detail the key areas of your operation that could require updates, how to avoid downtime, and how to get your plans and sourcing well in order before it is too late!
Flexiva™ FLX: Liquid-Cooled FM | GatesAir Connect Webinar
GatesAir's Tim Anderson (Manager, Radio Product and Business Development) introduces the newest addition to our FM transmitter line: the Flexiva™ FLX. In this webinar, originally broadcast on November 11, 2015, Tim discusses the architecture and efficiency enhancements that can lead to significant savings in total cost of ownership and return on investment for liquid-cooled systems.
AES67 in the Studio | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Ready to empower your studio with next-gen IP audio capabilities? 
 
Please join Joe Marshall, GatesAir's Product Manager of Digital Studio Solutions/Audio Networking Products, as he shares how GatesAir utilizes AES67 AoIP in our studio networking and WAN transport product lines, enabling seamless integration with the Audio over IP ecosystem of the studio and across the Studio to Transmitter Link (STL).
 
Joe will discuss key elements of the AES67 AoIP specification, including details on the IP protocols that are used for audio transport. He will also present examples of how we have bridged third-party IP audio devices like telephony systems with our studio technology, including challenges faced due to a lack of an existing control protocol standard.
New FM On-Channel Booster Technologies | GatesAir Connect Webinar
Want to learn how to beat the coverage challenges that your FM station might be facing from terrain, spacing, multi-path, and other limitations? Interested in growing the size and quality of your coverage area and listener base?
 
GatesAir's Keyur Parikh and GeoBroadcast Solutions' Hal Kneller will tell you how with an exciting and powerful solution: Maxxcasting™!

Powered by GatesAir's Intraplex® SynchroCast™ simulcasting system and our Flexiva™ transmitters, GatesAir and GBS have teamed up to provide the Maxxcasting System, a broadcasting architecture that combines radio and cellular technology to enable FM Broadcasters to maximize their market-wide signal penetration.

Please visit http://www.gatesair.com/solutions/maxxcasting/ for more information.
U.S. Repack Webinar - March 5, 2015
A recording of GatesAir's educational online seminar on the U.S. Spectrum Repack process and its potential implications to the transmission infrastructure of all TV broadcasters and networks.

Topics covered include:

• What is TV Spectrum Repack?
• Spectrum Auction & Repack Timeline
• Brief Overview of the Broadcast Television Incentive Auction
• Transmitter Plant RF Equipment and Repacking Issues
• Transmitter Channel Change or Replacement?
• Technological Implications
• Q&A

Please visit our website at http://www.gatesair.com for more information!
Intraplex® LiveLook: Overview Tutorial
Used in conjunction with Intraplex IP Link, Intraplex LiveLook is a network optimization tool built around real-time, interactive monitoring and in-depth analysis/troubleshooting of IP transport architectures.

This overview will demonstrate LiveLook's features like LiveLook, history logs, reporting, custom settings, and more.

For more information about LiveLook and our other audio transport solutions, please visit http://www.gatesair.com/products/transport today!

Courses

Designed for today’s IT-educated broadcast engineers, this webinar series is a powerful educational source of RF and broadcast engineering fundamentals. Developed as the prerequisite content for students enrolling in the four-day "Introduction to Broadcast Transmitter Technology" course at the GatesAir Training Center in Quincy, IL, these pods can also be used as a standalone online series.
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This three-part webinar series from 2017 covers everything stations, engineers, and owners would need to know about the FCC's 600 MHz incentive auction and subsequent spectrum repack:

  1. Repack in Review: Important highlights about the FCC incentive auction, its ramifications and expectations for broadcasters, and how to prepare for next-gen TV.
  2. Navigating the Transition: A discussion about post-auction preparation, channel assignments, site surveys, reimbursement, auxiliary transmitters, and more.
  3. Repack Roundtable: Top experts discuss the hottest topics/concerns about the repack in a group session, including its effects on FM stations, small market station preparations, ATSC 3.0 deployment, and more.
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Whether taking advantage of IP networks, 950 MHz links, or both, these informative videos will introduce you to various techniques and solutions aimed at improving your radio station's studio-to-transmitter link capabilities.
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