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13/03/2017

GatesAir Secures FM Radio Rollout Project

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GatesAir has announced that its FM radio transmission technology has been selected by the Egyptian Radio and Television Union (ERTU) to expand the coverage of its many FM radio services across Egypt.

GatesAir teamed up with its local partner in Egypt – Cairo Communication Systems (CCS) – to negotiate the deal, with the contract being awarded in December 2016. GatesAir will serve as a technology provider to CCS, which will be responsible for providing ongoing technical and installation support to ERTU. The installation is set to begin in the second quarter of 2017, culminating by year's end when the transmitters will be broadcasting ERTU-run FM radio stations over the air.

The project involves the deployment of 27 GatesAir Flexiva FLX 10 kW liquid-cooled, solid-state transmitters configured in an 8+1 single-frequency network (SFN). When completed, the infrastructure will be comprised of three transmission sites, each of which will have a cluster of eight synchronized Flexiva transmitters, plus one additional transmitter serving as a backup that is set-up for automated failover.

Rich Redmond, Chief Product Officer, GatesAir, said: "ERTU broadcasts many FM radio services, predominantly in central Egypt. With the addition of this powerful, energy-efficient FM radio SFN transmission infrastructure, they'll be able to greatly expand their FM radio coverage area to include remote regions hundreds of kilometers away where people cannot currently receive any over the air radio stations. By delivering these government-run radio services to underserved areas, the public will now have access to the valuable information, music, talk and public service programming ERTU's FM stations air."

GatesAir will showcase both the IP Link and the Flexiva FLX liquid-cooled transmitter at its CABSAT 2017 stand, D1-50.

www.gatesair.com

(JP)
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