An aggressive early adopter of DVB-T2 digital television, national broadcaster Vietnam Television (VTV) recently placed two orders for transmitter network expansions. The first project comprises four GatesAir Maxiva™ UHF solid-state high-efficiency transmitters—three ULXT liquid-cooled models and one UAXT air-cooled model—for unspecified VTV channels. The second project is specific to VTV5, a specialty channel serving ethnic minority communities. That project comprises two Maxiva ULXT liquid-cooled transmitters.
“The new Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters are highly stable and, more importantly, will save VTV money,” said Mr. Luong Ngoc Thanh, director of technical center for EMICO., JSC. “They use so much less power and are very easy to maintain. We see this as an important technological development from GatesAir in support of lower-cost operations. We see many opportunities with GatesAir moving forward, including multichannel DTV services across the remaining DVB-T2 rollout, and many new transmitter installations following the selection of a digital radio standard.”
“As Vietnam moves toward its 2020 target to complete its national DVB-T2 network rollout, we are working closely with our regional channel partner, Broadcast Information Development Corporation – Joint Stock Company (EMICO., JSC), to accelerate transmission system expansion projects for VTV,” said Darren Frearson, vice president of sales, EMEA and APAC for GatesAir. “Additionally, our global expertise in managing AM, FM and digital radio network deployments worldwide ensures that VOV will receive turnkey systems that can be quickly delivered and deployed, with ongoing ease of operation and maintenance. Above all, our high-efficiency solutions will help ensure the ideal balance of low total cost of ownership and high performance over the lifecycle of the transmitters.”
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.
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