GatesAir and Emico secure deal to expand VTV’s network coverage

Vietnam Television (VTV), Vietnam’s national TV broadcaster, has tapped on GatesAir, a wireless content delivery solution provider for broadcasters, and Emico, VTV’s channel partner, to expand the broadcaster’s national DVB-T2 network to four new transmission sites across the northern region of the country.

Emico installed and commissioned Maxiva ULTX liquid-cooled UHF TV transmitters that is capable of delivering 2.4kW of digital power. The solid-state Maxiva transmitters will deliver nine VTV programmes and one local programme, providing clear digital TV service to previously underserved regions. Technical evaluations from both GatesAir and Emico confirmed that Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters will improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs across the network.

GatesAir won the contract due to its familiarity with VTV’s needs and track record of system reliability, as well as the long-term business relationship between GatesAir and Emico.

VTV first installed Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters for analog TV in 2009, and has more recently installed liquid-cooled transmitters for digital TV. All Maxiva transmitters in the network will share the same hot-swappable power supplies and amplifier modules, minimising labour and repairs while maximising operational efficiency.

Emico has been the local transmission partner for VTV since the 1990sand is a long-time GatesAir customer. In addition to modern high-efficiency GatesAir transmitters, VTV operates a number of legacy Harris transmitters across Vietnam.

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