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Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Collision of Telecom and Broadcast

By : Glenn LeBrun, Sr. Director – Marketing, Harris Broadcast
A Collision of Telecom and Broadcast

Just when you think you understand your world, it gets sideswiped by something you didn’t see coming. This is true of the impending collision – or convergence – of the telecom and broadcast industries.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (01/30/2014, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Transmission TCO. Really? Yes, Really.

By : Bill Betts, Product Marketing

Total Cost of Ownership – TCO. You see it used everywhere these days: when shopping for a new car, investing in an IT system, assessing manufacturing equipment and even the deployment of lap top computers for business – and it’s now the latest buzz word for the transmission industry. But what does it really mean for broadcasters? Is it just the efficiency of the power amplifier? Cranking up that number is easy, if you don’t mind narrowing the bandwidth or sacrificing error correction. But I think that the key word is “total”, so let’s take a look at the myriad of factors that make up TCO in a transmission system.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/19/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments

Friday, November 01, 2013

DC shutdown may impact spectrum auction

By : Media Center

DC shutdown may impact spectrum auction

Wireless executives have expressed concern that the recent federal government's shutdown will have a negative impact on the upcoming spectrum auctions.

The Federal Communications Commission is planning to hold three spectrum auctions within the next 15 months. However, executives told Bloomberg that they are concerned that even though the impasse is over, it will still delay the deadlines of some of those auctions.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/01/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission 0 Comments

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Futurecast Universal Terrestrial Broadcast System Proposed as Foundation of Next Generation Standard

By : Media Center

An innovative new television transmission system, with breakthrough technologies that significantly enhance broadcasting performance and flexibility, has been proposed to the Advanced Television Systems Committee (ATSC) as the “physical layer” for the emerging ATSC 3.0 standard.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (10/02/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments

Monday, August 26, 2013

FCC issues spectrum auction timeline

By : Media Center

FCC issues spectrum auction timeline

In the midst of the FCC's plans to auction spectrum across several bands for broadcasters and mobile data use, the military says it is now willing to give up a piece of its frequency pie.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (08/26/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission 0 Comments

Monday, August 05, 2013

What’s the Latest on ATSC 3.0?

By : Media Center

While ATSC 2.0 added backwards-compatible enhancements like Mobile DTV to the existing ATSC Digital Television standard, ATSC 3.0 is a next-generation version of digital television that proposes significant improvements in performance, functionality, and efficiency.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (08/05/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Timing Looms Over Spectrum Repacking

By : Media Center

Timing Looms Over Spectrum Repacking

As discussion continues surrounding the FCC's UHF spectrum repacking plan, issues surrounding the planning and timing of the process continue to cast a shadow over the goals of the plan.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (07/23/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission 0 Comments

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Harris Broadcast Introduces Low-Power VHF Transmitter Series For Global Standards

By : Media Center

Harris Broadcast will introduce its Platinum™ VAX Compact Class range of VHF transmitters at the 2013 NAB Show (Las Vegas Convention Center, April 8-11, Booth N2503), adapting the company’s compact, power-efficient transmission philosophy to low-power VHF applications for ATSC and worldwide terrestrial standards.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (03/20/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Saudi Broadcasting Corporation Continues Migration to DVB-T2 Digital TV

By : Media Center

Harris Broadcast has secured a new DVB-T2 transmission order from Saudi Broadcasting Corporation (SBC) as the country continues its transition to a national network of digital transmitters and satellite services. The latest phase of the ongoing SBC modernization program will add transmitters to sites in Aded and Yabren, bringing the total number of Harris Broadcast-supported DVB-T2 transmission sites to nine.

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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Harris Broadcast First to Market for New ATSC Standards

By : Media Center

Harris Broadcast is now shipping the broadcast industry’s first comprehensive solution compliant to the new ATSC standards for transmitter synchronization, ensuring that broadcasters have an all-in-one terrestrial and mobile platform to improve over-the-air signal coverage and maximize viewing audiences.

The ATSC A/110: 2011 specification provides the standards-based solution for ATSC broadcasters to enable single-frequency networks. This allows broadcasters to synchronize over-the-air content across mobile DTV systems and distributed transmission networks that use multiple low-power transmitters within a broadcast market.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (02/19/2013, 12:00 AM)  • TV Transmission  • Technology Innovation 0 Comments
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