GatesAir has developed what it calls the broadcast industry’s first self-contained, fully weatherproof transmitter series built for challenging coverage areas and install points.
The Maxiva PMTX-1 integrates a low-power UHF TV transmitter or transposer/translator to support a diverse array of use cases, from filling coverage gaps to delivering focused broadcast content as a spot transmitter.
According to GatesAir, the transmitter’s rugged, telecom-grade enclosure means it can adapt to any climate or outdoor environment thanks to its sealed protective shell.
The transmitter has been developed by the company’s European-based engineering team and works with single-frequency network (SFN) configurations for DVB-T2, ISDB-Tb and other digital TV networks, where multiple transmitters operate on the same frequency to maximise signal penetration, said GatesAir.
The PMTX-1 is also available for analogue TV networks (100 W), with a field-upgradeable path to DTV (50 W for ATSC, DVB-T, DVB-T2 and ISDB-Tb). Broadcasters can add optional inputs to support DVB-S/S2 receivers and IP transport streams, and accept broadcast content and data from alternate sources.
“Transmission networks continue to evolve and change, requiring flexible solutions that are adaptable to emerging network models and configurations,” said Ted Lantz, vice president, product line management. “The PMTX-1 is a problem-solver for any broadcaster or network operator transitioning to an SFN, filling in coverage gaps, or requiring a low-power solution for a specific market or region.”