The grand majority of U.S. television stations -- and more than a few FM radio stations -- are following the FCC's 600MHz incentive auction very, very closely. Currently in progress, the auction's purpose is to help reallocate a large portion of the UHF spectrum from TV broadcast use toward mobile data use.
Tuesday, October 04, 2016
Thursday, July 21, 2016
TV and Radio transmitters are often subject to harsh operating conditions. Although GatesAir transmitters are designed to withstand AC power line surges induced by lightning, or other sources, there can be occasions where the built-in protection is just not enough. With the Summer lightning season already upon us, now would be an excellent time to evaluate your transmitter protection.
Thursday, April 07, 2016
At the 2016 NAB Show, GatesAir continues its legacy of presenting educational thought leadership papers on trends and developments connected to over-the-air TV and radio broadcasting. It is just one of many ways that GatesAir Connects What’s Next for broadcasters worldwide.
Tuesday, August 04, 2015
GatesAir has added another seven patent awards to its legacy of 238 previous US and Global patents, providing a foundation to improve signal quality and enhance technical efficiencies in the over-the-air broadcast architecture. The new patent awards illustrate the continued innovation of the industry’s pioneering over-the-air TV and radio solutions provider, with countless hours of hard work and dedication from the company’s leading scientists and engineers aimed at propelling the industry forward.
The full list of awarded patents and their recipients is as follows:
- Ted Staros, John Levieux:Method for reducing digital filter coefficient word size and apparatus therefor
- Junius Kim:Predictable coding delay over communication networks
- Geoff MendenhallOperation of an antenna on a second, higher frequency
- Jay Adrick:Systems and methods for presentation of digital media at a mobile platform
- Dmitri Borodulin, Kevin Berndsen:Linearization of heterogeneous power amplifier systems
- Dmitri Borodulin, George Cabrera:Broadband high efficiency amplifier system incorporating dynamic modulation of load impedance
- Dmitri Borodulin, George Cabrera:Push-Pull amplification systems and methods
Tuesday, March 17, 2015
St. Patrick’s Day has varied meanings for many people, but those who celebrate the day all share its festive spirit. Here at GatesAir, the lone March holiday brings a second reason to celebrate: The one-year anniversary of our company’s formation.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
In the first three parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will likely impact the broadcast industry, including estimating construction costs and timelines for new transmitters and tower site equipment. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latestReport Order issued June 2, 2014.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
In the first two parts of our 4-part series, we looked at how spectrum repacking and the Incentive Auction will impact the broadcast industry, including tower and transmitter sites. This process was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order issued June 2, 2014. In part 3 of our blog series, we’ll discuss how to estimate the costs and time involved with moving to a new DTV channel assignment.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
n Part 1 of our 4-part series, we provided an overview of the spectrum repacking and Incentive Auction process, which was introduced in the FCC’s latest Report & Order, issued June 2, 2014. In Part 2, we’ll look at the impact it will have on the transmission tower sites of stations that are required to move to a new channel assignment.
Tuesday, November 04, 2014
The broadcast television industry is facing yet another major transition: the reverse auction of television channel assignments followed by the repacking of spectrum in the 600MHz band to make room for mobile wireless services. In this 4-part series—the first of many we’re planning on this and related topics—we will give an overview of this transformative event that is set to begin with an Incentive Auction—to be conducted by the FCC—slated for mid-to-late 2015.
Monday, July 21, 2014
This month marks my one-year anniversary with Imagine Communications and GatesAir (formerly Harris Broadcast). I wanted to take a moment to reflect on how the company has transformed into the clear industry leader, and specifically our alignment with the media broadcast industry, our customers, channel partners and prospective customers.