GatesAir has added native Livewire+ IP audio support to its Intraplex Ascent cloud transport platform, thereby enabling ingest and output multiple audio channels directly via IP without the need for conversion equipment.
This, according to GatesAir, adds a new layer of scale and efficiency for broadcasters managing many digital audio channels between studios. Future support is also planned for WheatNet-IP, further expanding Ascent adoption within professional broadcast studios.
GatesAir introduced Intraplex Ascent as a next-generation audio-over-IP platform built to transport broadcast and media content at scale. The cloud transport platform was built with broadcast and IT convergence in mind, leveraging common off-the-shelf hardware to reduce the costs of multichannel contribution and distribution between many locations.
GatesAir started shipping Intraplex Ascent in 2020 and has a number of systems in operation with broadcasters today, including one recent deployment with Livewire+ capability.
As with all Intraplex transport applications, GatesAir’s Dynamic Stream Splicing (DSS) software supports reliable transport across redundant networks, and optimises stream integrity through protection against jitter, packet losses and network failures.
Within Ascent, DSS software also supports duplication of secure reliable transport (SRT) streams with video and audio over separate network paths, leveraging a single stream-splicing buffer for hitless protection against errors and failures.