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Tuesday, August 04, 2015

New Patents Awarded to GatesAir

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 Mendenhall: Operation 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

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (08/04/2015, 09:00 AM)  •  GatesAir Company  • Technology Innovation

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

The Winds of Change March Forward

By: Phil Argyris, CEO, GatesAir, Mason, OH

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.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (03/17/2015, 11:57 AM)  •  GatesAir Company  • Technology Innovation  • Harris Broadcast

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How Will GatesAir Help Customers with Spectrum Repacking and Channel Relocation?

By: Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

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 latest Report & Order issued June 2, 2014.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/25/2014, 09:00 AM)  •  GatesAir Company  • TV Transmission

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

How to Estimate the Cost of Channel Relocation

By: Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

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.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/18/2014, 11:03 PM)  •  TV Transmission

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

How Does Spectrum Repacking Affect My Plant?

By: Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

In 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.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/11/2014, 11:01 PM)  •  TV Transmission

Tuesday, November 04, 2014

Are You Ready for Spectrum Repacking?

By: Jay C. Adrick, Technology Advisor, GatesAir, Mason, OH

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.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (11/04/2014, 10:59 PM)  •  TV Transmission

Monday, July 21, 2014

A Transformative First Year

by Charlie Vogt, CEO of Imagine Communications and GatesAir

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.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (07/21/2014, 12:00 AM)  •  GatesAir Company  • Technology Innovation

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Harris Broadcast Acquires Imagine Communications

by Stacey Stith

I am pleased to inform you that today we completed the acquisition of Imagine Communications, a California-based company specializing in digital video solutions for online providers and TV Everywhere applications. While this acquisition serves to strengthen our end-to-end solutions portfolio, I am more energized by the possibilities it opens for collaboration with our customers as the industry navigates the new multiscreen world.

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Posted by GatesAir Webmaster (03/11/2014, 12:00 AM)  •  Technology Innovation  • Harris Broadcast

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Collision of Telecom and Broadcast

by Glenn LeBrun, Sr. Director – Marketing, Harris 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)  •  Technology Innovation  • TV Transmission

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)  •  Technology Innovation  • TV Transmission
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