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InReply
GatesAir celebrates its 100th
anniversary at 2022 NAB Show
InBroadcast caught up with Bruce Swail, CEO and
Joe Mack, CRO (Chief Revenue Officer), about the company's
milestone achievement and what to look forward to at the show...
InBroadcast: Please tell me a little
bit about GatesAir as a company?
Bruce Swail: GatesAir is dedicated
to the terrestrial broadcaster, and
the development of high-efficiency
transmission and
networking
technology to support wireless, overthe-air
content delivery. That focus
and dedication to a very specific and
mission-critical need is one reason
why GatesAir is celebrating its 100th
anniversary as we head into NAB. The
company was founded by the Gates
family in 1922 in their hometown of
Quincy, Illinois, which continues to
be home to our global manufacturing
center. The company
through different
has
names
gone
and
ownerships over the years, but this
small city of 50,000 people continues
to be the center of innovation for
GatesAir, which is quite remarkable.
Eight
years
ago, the company
restored the Gates name to its
brand, and we are very proud to
carry that name forward into our
second century in business.
years
The
formative
of the company
focused on a diverse group of
products including consumer radios,
transcription turntables and motion
picture equipment before shifting
to professional
broadcasting.
Broadcast
technology has changed
substantially since Gates Radio and
Supply Company shipped its
AM radio transmitter in 1936, yet the
first
Gates family's concepts of innovation
live on in our products
and
employees. We have employees with
us that have been with the company
for several decades, which adds
organizational depth and knowledge
across
includes our customer service team,
which is very key to our longevity.
InB: With NAB on the verge, can you
share any news or plans considering
previously cancelled shows around
the world?
Joe Mack: We will show several
transmission products for the first
time. The newest is the Maxiva IMTX70
Intra-Mast, which is a modular,
multi-tenant transmitter solution that
can house up to eight low-power TV
transmitters in one compact chassis.
These are all-inclusive systems that
include transmitters, combiners, and
other important RF technologies in
one self-contained box. We are also
excited about our PMTX-1 outdoor
pole-mounted series, which gives our
customers a rugged, telecom grade
solution that can be installed almost
anywhere outdoors.
Intraplex
We will also show several recent
networking solutions
including the IP Link 100c, our most
affordable hardware codec to date,
to be shown for the first time; and
Intraplex
transport
Ascent, a cloud-based
solution that
broadcast and media content at scale
and has substantially evolved since
its IBC2019 launch.
InB: How does this system/service/
all our departments. That
product fit in to the ecosystem?
Bruce Swail:
This
is
question to answer especially
a timely
for
the transmission products, which
substantially boost our low-power
transmission strengths while also
proving broadcasters with flexible
installation options. The IMTX-70
proves
that GatesAir can provide
the same multichannel capacity and
level of service in a very high-density
configuration as a more traditional
solution of standalone transmitters.
We have dramatically
the footprint
reduced
without
sacrificing
quality, capacity, or reliability, while
also providing our customers with
a compact solution that
installed within broadcast
can be
tower
structures or placed on desktops.
The PMTX-1 outdoor pole-mounted
transmitter series
integrates
a
low-power UHF TV transmitter or
transposer/translator to support a
diverse array of use cases, from filling
coverage gaps in large DTV networks
to
delivering
content
Impervious
moves
these systems
focused
as a spot
to weather
broadcast
transmitter.
elements,
can be installed
almost anywhere outdoors including
on hilltop locations,
building
structures and traditional broadcast
towers.
InB: GatesAir's 100th Anniversary
is very special. What we can expect
in the future considering these
challenging times?
Joe Mack: More of the same.
We have seen a lot of transmitter
suppliers
come and go over the
years. GatesAir has outlasted and
outperformed its competition over
the long haul because we have
remained
focused on a business
Joe Mack, CRO
that we do very well. That includes
building the most
reliable and
efficient transmitters in the business,
and it means moving heaven and
earth when it comes to service and
support. I think our partners and
customers truly value that.
The customer service element
is perhaps most interesting to me
as someone who has been with
the company
speaks
volumes
about
for 40 years. We
have transmitters on the air for as
long as I have been at GatesAir.
That
manufacturing heritage. However,
when a customer needs parts or even
a new transmitter, it's our service and
support team that shines. We pride
ourselves on keeping our customers
on the air, and quickly
solving
problems.
GatesAir will continue to innovate
for the over-the-air broadcaster and
provide that
level
allows our customers to sleep at
night. Continuing that
keep us in business for another 100
years.
InB: Where can people go for more
information?
We invite everyone to visit
website and our social
for the latest
the
media
platforms, including @GatesAir
on Twitter,
product
information, technical resources, and
company news.
For
those
this month, please visit us at Booth
#W7426 in the brand-new West Hall
of the Las Vegas Convention Center.
We are excited to see everyone in
person once again!
https://www.gatesair.com
attending NAB later
of service that
legacy will
our
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