Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share
17/04/2018

GatesAir Completes World Trade Center Relocation

News Image
GatesAir and The Durst Organisation have worked closely to complete the relocation of a New York City broadcaster to One World Trade Center.

A GatesAir Maxiva™ ULXTE liquid-cooled transmission system has been installed, delivering the industry's lowest total cost of ownership thanks to its optimized efficiency, quality and performance. The complete installation includes two Maxiva ULXTE-80 transmitters (broadcasting at 47.2kW (pre-filter) TPO), each equipped with GatesAir's software-defined Maxiva XTE exciter, that can operate in combined or main/backup configurations.

GatesAir collaborated with The Durst Organization, which operates the new dedicated Broadcast Center on the 90th floor, to manage the installation and commission. The two companies have also enacted a full preventative maintenance strategy that covers post-sales support, spare parts delivery and other technical support needs.
 
The Durst Organization and the Port Authority worked to return New York City broadcasters to the World Trade Center following the events of 9/11. The Broadcast Center has been fully equipped with new RF systems (including signal combiners), antennas, emergency generators and other equipment to support local broadcasters. The Durst Organization also designed the facility for optimal energy efficiency, including LED lighting and a large water plant. The latter was added to encourage a liquid-cooled architecture for new transmitter installations, with the goal of minimizing air-conditioning loads, power consumption, and related utility costs.
 
GatesAir's Maxiva ULXTE design perfectly aligns with The Durst Organization's green initiatives for the Broadcast Center. In addition to its liquid-cooled design, the ULXTE incorporates the latest LDMOS RF devices to reduce footprint and weight, and optimize efficiency and power gains. GatesAir has raised overall ULXTE transmitter efficiency up to 45 percent, and improved transmitter power by 20 percent. The latter offers a significant operational benefit by allowing broadcasters to drive more power from a smaller transmitter, substantially improving cost per watt.
 
"The Durst Organization is a very green organization, and the ULXTE's liquid-cooled design directly removes the heat from the Broadcast Center so that we aren't forced to run heavy, extra air conditioning loads to cool the space," said John Lyons, assistant vice president and director of broadcast communication for The Durst Organization. "Along with our implementation of a liquid-cooled combiner, the ULXTE plays an important role in reducing water flow to the building to support air conditioners, and keeping the Broadcast Center at exactly the same temperature year-round. The compact ULXTE footprint has also been highly valuable for integrating critical equipment into a much smaller space, which opens up more space for expansion as we grow."
 
The ULXTE is equipped with GatesAir's software-defined, ATSC 3.0-ready Maxiva XTE exciter and the company's latest real-time adaptive correction (RTAC) software. The RTAC software is instrumental to over-the-air performance, dynamically and continuously and adjusting modulation error ratio (MER) and shoulder levels to minimize unwanted RF that affects signal integrity.
 
"The Durst Organization has built a world-class broadcast facility at One World Trade Center that will support New York City broadcasters and audiences for generations," said Bruce Swail, CEO, GatesAir. "This installation continues our 95-plus year legacy of supporting the world's largest broadcasters and transmission facilities, and we are proud to support The Durst Organization and their green initiatives to keep operational costs and system maintenance to an absolute minimum."

www.gatesair.com
Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

01/11/2017
GatesAir Adds To Team
GatesAir has announced the appointment of Avery Schultz to its North America sales team. Ms Schultz will be based in Dallas and report to Mark Goins,
05/07/2017
GatesAir Appoints New Chief Executive Officer
GatesAir has appointed Bruce Swail as the company's new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Mr Swail will take over from Phil Argyris, who is retiring from
21/06/2017
Cordillera Commits To GatesAir For TV Spectrum Repack
GatesAir has announced that Cordillera Communications — a TV station group based in St. Paul, Minnesota — has selected GatesAir transmission equipment
10/03/2020
GatesAir To Broaden Range Of Maxiva Transmitters
GatesAir will broaden its range of Maxiva transmitters and next-generation software innovations for digital broadcasters at the 2020 NAB Show. GatesAi
02/03/2020
GatesAir Announces Sales Team Appointments
GatesAir has announced three key sales team appointments in the CALA (Caribbean and Latin America), EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) and Asia-Pac
23/05/2017
GatesAir Facilitate Channel Relocation
GatesAir has been selected by WTTW-TV to fulfil its FCCTV spectrum repack requirements. WTTW-TV is the primary PBS member station which serves the Chi
29/11/2017
Custom Consoles' Desk For IP Expertise Center
EVS has purchased a nine-bay Custom Consoles Module-R Lite desk for the new IP Expertise Center at its headquarters in Liège. The desk incorporates an
07/03/2018
Zoellner Arts Center Adopts Riedel's New Bolero Wireless Intercom
As the home of Lehigh University's music and theater departments, the Zoellner Arts Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is a showcase facility for the a
21/07/2017
G&D KVM Systems – For The Next Generation Of Broadcasting
Guntermann and Drunck GmbH have announced that at IBC 2017 they will once again arrive with a suitcase full of new products to excite visitors with KV
09/05/2017
Broadcasting Center Europe Selects SAM Solutions
Snell Advanced Media (SAM) has delivered an end-to-end IP infrastructure solution at RTL Group's new Luxembourg headquarters, RTL City. SAM was select
11/06/2012
Moscow’s TV Center Migrates to HD with Country’s First Grass Valley Karrera Video Production Center
V Center (TVC), a major broadcaster in Russia, has upgraded its main production studios in Moscow for high definition (HD) production. A central part
19/02/2020
United Center Installs Ross Unified Venue Control System
Home to the Blackhawks (NHL) and the Bulls (NBA), the United Center in Chicago became a Ross customer in October of last year, installing a Ross Unifi
05/08/2019
Cardiff Metropolitan University Produces Industry Ready Broadcasting Students
Cardiff Metropolitan University traces its roots back to 1865, when they opened their first school in an old library. Now Cardiff Met is a global, pra
01/05/2019
DigiBox's Stream 7 Provides Event Broadcasting
DigiBox has announced its Stream7 successfully provided event broadcasting for SQLBits 2019 using BirdDog's Studio NDI. The four-day SQLBits conferenc
14/03/2019
AP Achieves Underwater Broadcasting Milestone
The Associated Press has achieved an underwater broadcasting milestone after transmitting live-broadcast quality video from the Indian Ocean. The comp