GatesAir Over-The-Air Solutions Support FM Network Expansion in Israel
Israeli Ministry of Defense selects GatesAir due to company's ability to provide turnkey radio solutions for multiple transmitter sites
Amsterdam, The Netherlands, September 12, 2014
(IBC2014, September 12-16, Stand 8.B10) — GatesAir, a global leader in over-the-air broadcast solutions for radio and television, will exclusively support a multi-site expansion of an existing FM Radio network for the Israeli Ministry of Defense (IMOD). The complete turnkey solution includes high-efficiency GatesAir Flexiva™ FM transmitters across five power levels, with third-party antennas, cabling and accessories for local tower sites. The new transmitters will be deployed throughout Israel to improve and maximize coverage, extending an FM radio network that includes GatesAir transmitters at many existing sites.
GatesAir won the multi-million dollar contract based on its ability to supply a turnkey FM network solution manufactured in the United States that delivers the lowest total cost of ownership – all key requirements. IMOD will also enjoy minimal footprints and reduced utility costs based on the green operational benefits of Flexiva transmitters. Additionally, modular deliveries will allow IMOD engineers to quickly install and deploy the transmitters upon receiving shipments, with all sites live in a short period of time.
Bezeq, the largest telecommunications network in Israel, operates the FM network on behalf of IMOD. The high-efficiency, broadband Flexiva designs, based on the groundbreaking GatesAir PowerSmart® 3D architecture, will simplify and reduce ongoing maintenance requirements for Bezeq through hot-swappable modules and power supplies, fewer spare parts, lighter weights and other sensible design attributes.
“GatesAir’s compliance with our requests for US origin of the entire turnkey systems, competitive pricing and modular deliveries for easy installation set them apart from competitive bids,” according to a statement from the Israeli Ministry of Defense. “The high-efficiency designs provide additional advantages, notably the compact size. We will easily install these transmitters within very tight facilities based on the Flexiva’s impressively light footprint.”
The Flexiva transmitters will cover power requirements for 1kW, 2kW, 5kW 10kW and 20kW. Each transmitter will include built-in Flexiva FAX exciters to maximize performance and signal quality transmitted to audiences from the new sites.
“The Israeli Ministry of Defense and Bezeq will receive the dual benefits of high operational efficiency and turnkey solutions for each site to expedite and simplify deployments—with all transmitters built from our manufacturing center in Quincy, Illinois as requested,” said Alain Pecot, vice president of sales, Europe, Africa, Middle East and Asia-Pacific, GatesAir. “We are committed to making a positive impact on the FM network operation by offering complete systems that reduce the total cost of ownership for IMOD across all new sites.”
GatesAir, Inc. provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content. With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.
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