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

Using Contact Closures to Improve Streaming Workflows

Interested in enhancing digital monetization and recording capabilities in your streaming workflows? Get an overview of the new Intraplex contact closure to metadata feature, and learn how to configure it in your Intraplex unit using SGrecast, including a few use cases for this new technology! Co-presented by Ralph Dallons, Account Manager at StreamGuys, and Tony Gervasi, Intraplex Sales Manager at GatesAir.


  • For more information about Intraplex IP audio codecs, please visit https://www.gatesair.com/products/transport/audio-contribution-distribution
  • For more information about StreamGuys, please visit https://www.streamguys.com
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Using Contact Closures to Improve Streaming Workflows

Interested in enhancing digital monetization and recording capabilities in your streaming workflows? Get an overview of the new Intraplex contact closure to metadata feature, and learn how to configure it in your Intraplex unit using SGrecast, including a few use cases for this new technology! Co-presented by Ralph Dallons, Account Manager at StreamGuys, and Tony Gervasi, Intraplex Sales Manager at GatesAir.


  • For more information about Intraplex IP audio codecs, please visit https://www.gatesair.com/products/transport/audio-contribution-distribution
  • For more information about StreamGuys, please visit https://www.streamguys.com
TV Network Planning: SFN Design Guidelines, Gap Fillers, and SFN’s Applications

Digital TV networks offer broadcasters more options to create total market coverage using a wide range of tools from on-channel gap fillers to multi-frequency repeaters. We will review technical options and equipment selection criteria, network planning tools, and options including antenna selection to create a seamless viewing experience for the consumer. Presented by Steven Rossiter, TV Systems Applications Engineer, GatesAir.


To learn more about our TV transmission products, please visit https://www.gatesair.com/products/transmit-tv

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO): The Economics of Deploying High-Efficiency Transmitters

High-efficiency transmitters are the cornerstone of low TCO, though many other factors are equally important. TV Product Manager Martyn Horspool looks at all the major drivers of total cost of ownership, including repairability, modularity, footprint, and several other factors that can help you select a reliable transmitter that will provide you cost-effective operation throughout the life of the product.


Digital Radio: A Review of the Latest Standards - HDRadio, DAB, and DRM

Digital radio offers a wide range of services beyond simple audio delivery. We will look at the most popular standards available today, status of the technology, advanced features offered, new revenue streams enabled, receiver availability, and costs to deploy. Presented by Rich Redmond, President, GatesAir International.


To learn more about our radio transmission products, please visit https://www.gatesair.com/products/transmit-radio

FM SFNs: A Toolkit to Extend Radio Coverage

FM broadcasters around the world have long been able to license FM boosters or Single Frequency Networks (SFN) to augment the coverage of their main FM transmitting systems. However, implementation limitations often yielded poor results. Significant advances have been made in FM transmitters, including real-time adaptive precision, time delay control and software coverage planning tools which have closed the gap from paper to reality. Presented by Rich Redmond, President, GatesAir International.


Reinventing the Transmitter Site: Maxiva PMTX-1 Outdoor Transmitter and Applications Review

The broadcast transmitter site has remained basically the same over the course of history. Based on real world experience GatesAir has redefined how modern broadcast TV transmitters can be deployed, and what the site requirements are. TV Product Manager Martyn Horspool reviews a compact approach that radically reduces the cost to deliver content, highlighting two innovative GatesAir Maxiva transmitters: the PMTX-1 and the IMTX-70.

DAB: Complete Solutions for Total Network Deployment

Ted Lantz, VP/GM Radio Products Group, examines the advances in compact, cost-effective DAB transmission solutions ideal for deploying across diverse geographies. New compact gap fillers, multicarrier systems, and higher-power liquid-cooled options can arm broadcasters with a full array of solutions that can be tailored to specific network needs. He also explores codec-to-exciter movement of audio and data from the studios through the transmission network over IP by leveraging the robust transport capabilities of GatesAir Intraplex products.

Cloud Delivery of NextGen TV Services to Transmission Sites using Secure Reliable Transport (SRT)

NextGen TV (ATSC 3.0) brings a cost effective one-to-many IP distribution platform capable of delivering a wide array of content and rich media service. We will review the implementation of Cloud-based content delivery leveraging advances in Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) including network topology, capabilities and limitations. Presented by Joe Seccia, Manager of TV Transmission Market & Production Development.

Intraplex Audio Systems: Customer Use Cases

Review of multiple real-world implementations of Intraplex audio encoding systems to resolve complex content transportation challenges. We will cover hardware and software configurations, network topology, options for reliable and robust audio and data delivery.


Presented by Tony Gervasi (Intraplex Broadcast Sales Manager, GatesAir) and Keyur Parikh (VP/GM Intraplex Products Group, GatesAir), with special guests John Caracciolo (President, JVC Broadcasting) and Neal Ardman (President, NIA Broadcasting).

Flexible Low-Power TV Transmission Systems

New and cutting-edge solutions for the unique demands of low-power TV transmission. Learn about compact highly efficient and cost-effective systems that feature simple modular construction that delivers the lowest total cost of ownership. Key features such as intuitive HTML5 GUIs, network security, integrated Off-Air & Satellite receivers and IP-based content distribution options. Presented by Martyn Horspool, Senior Product Manager - TV.

Intraplex IP Audio Contribution & Distribution Capabilities

Robust delivery of audio, data & control around the globe just got simpler with the Intraplex range of solutions. Learn about software-based solutions that operate on off-the-shelf hardware along with purpose-built, hardened products. Presented by Keyur Parikh, VP/GM of Intraplex Products Group, and Tony Gervasi, Intraplex Broadcast Sales Manager.

Next Generation Radio Transmission Systems

Review of new products and features for delivery of radio content. We will look at the range of products from low- to high-power, including advances in high-efficiency transmission, HD Radio, DAB and DRM solutions. Presented by Ted Lantz, VP/GM Radio Products Group.

Advances in Television Transmission Solutions

Learn about innovative high efficiency VHF & UHF systems with power ranges from 5 to 150kW. Introducing new user interfaces, intuitive HTML5 GUIs with advanced security, and integrated Satellite and IP content distribution. Presented by Martyn Horspool, Senior Product Manager - TV.

Converting T1/E1 Multiplexers into NetXpress LX Multiplexers with the CM-30 Module

This video tutorial details the installation and configuration process for converting an Intraplex® T1/E1 multiplexer into an Intraplex NetXpress LX for IP-based operation.


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Empowering STL and Remote-Live Application | GatesAir Connect Webinar Series

In this webinar and live demonstration, you will learn how today’s broadcasters are using the GatesAir Intraplex IP Link with MaxxKonnect for ultra-reliable STL transport, remote sports, and live broadcast applications. Join Tony Gervasi (Sales Manager for IntraplexGatesAir) and Josh Bohn (MaxxKonnect Wireless) as they set up an IP Link to use MaxxKonnect as primary and secondary content sources, debut the new IP Link firmware (ver3.1), and answer your questions.

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.
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.
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.
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.

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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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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