Harris Broadcast, a portfolio company of The Gores Group, has used its MediaDay in New York City to announce that it is splitting into two new companies, Imagine Communications and GatesAir.
Imagine Communications will be headquartered in Dallas, with Centers of Excellence in Denver, Toronto, Los Angeles, Tel Aviv and Beijing. The company’s history of media software and networking has secured more than 3000 customers spanning 185 countries, with more than 3 million products deployed.
“The central theme behind our technology vision unveiled today is to enable our customers to begin migrating towards software defined, IP-based, virtualised networks for both intraplant and interplant, without having to forklift their current networks and make significant new investments,” said Steve Reynolds, CTO at Imagine Communications. “Imagine Communications is uniquely positioned to deliver this transformation because of the breadth of our technology, solutions and intellectual property.”
GatesAir has been pioneering over-the-air TV and radio transmission innovation for nearly 100 years, and will be headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. From digital modulation to patent-pending amplifier technology, GatesAir aims to deliver cost-, energy- and space-efficient solutions and to hold a customer-first focus in re-architecting networks for the future.
“We are thrilled to bring back the positive market heritage associated with the name Gates,” said Rich Redmond, chief product officer, GatesAir. “We gain the best of both worlds by empowering our expert teams, technology and customer base, while also gaining exclusive focus and entrepreneurial autonomy to best serve the over-the-air radio and TV market.”