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GatesAir nabs two awards

GatesAir unveiled its Intraplex Ascent, the industry’s first scalable, multi-channel audio over IP (AoIP) transport solution to address the convergence of broadcast operations with IT infrastructure, and walked away with two awards — an NAB Product of the Year award as well as a Future’s Best of Show award, presented by Radio World.

A beaming Rich Redmond, president-managing director, International, GatesAir, said: “Intraplex Ascent offers a direct connection to traditional digital and analogue audio interfaces, and is compliant with both the AES67 standard and today’s leading AoIP networking solutions.

“Ascent also adds value by allowing users to manage many Secure Reliable Transport (SRT) streams on a centralised platform, an industry-first in AoIP networking for broadcasters.

And to further strengthen stream robustness and reliability, Ascent integrates Dynamic Stream Splicing (DSS), an Intraplex technology that diversifies SRT data across redundant networks.”

Ascent is available in two form factors — a 1RU server, with configurable options for physical and AES67 channels, and a software-only solution that operates in a virtualised container.

The software-defined innovation is GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server, and provides broadcasters with a highly scalable, redundant and cloud-based transport platform for multi-channel contribution and distribution.

Chris Brown, executive VP of Conventions & Business Operations, NAB, said: “The 2019 NAB Show Product of the Year awards highlight the best of what’s new at the premier launch pad for breakthroughs at the intersection of media, entertainment and technology … and companies like GatesAir are revolutionising the way people experience media and entertainment with their new products.”

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