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GatesAir Extends Market-Leading Transmission Share in India with Two Large FM Radio Deals


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Sambhav Media and ENIL contracts include a total of 45 transmitters with turnkey services to support new FM frequencies throughout the country

CINCINNATI, Januari 7, 2019 - GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, has won turnkey FM radio contracts in India with private broadcasters Sambhav Media and ENIL. The deals comprise Flexiva FAX air-cooled transmitters, auxiliary RF equipment and rigid transmission line for 30 stations, extending GatesAir’s market-leading share of FM radio transmitters in India. Both contracts also include turnkey installation, commissioning and technical support services through in-country partner Horizon Broadcast Electronics.

GatesAir outperformed competitive solutions across transmitter size, energy efficiency and brand recognition to win both deals. The Sambhav Media project covers 13 FM radio stations (two 5kW and 11 3kW sites) that the broadcaster won following the FM Phase-III auction for new private FM broadcast licenses. Each station will also receive a 1kW backup transmitter, with all sites operating in fully redundant 1+1 configurations. Deliveries are now in progress, with seven stations on the air in the Gujarat region. The project marks Sambhav Media’s entry into the radio broadcast space.

“Based on our experience and knowledge of the radio broadcast market, we will only choose premium products that remove our transmission worries,” said Jagdish Pavra, Director of Engineering, Sambhav Media. “After many discussions with different manufacturers in the premium market, we selected GatesAir transmitters because of their high efficiency, smaller footprint and, most important, the redundancy within their transmission systems. We are now on the air at seven sites with GatesAir transmitters, and are very happy with their performance as well as the services GatesAir provides.”

The ENIL deal covers two purchases, including 14 stations won in the FM Phase-II auction. Each will install one 5kW transmitter. The second order includes two 10kW transmitters and one 6kW model across three additional stations. In selecting GatesAir and its Flexiva transmitters, ENIL emphasized improved reliability and total cost of ownership over its previous long-term supplier as key factors.

Flexiva transmitters leverage GatesAir’s PowerSmart 3D designs to reduce size, weight and power consumption. These three operational benefits were paramount to each broadcaster’s decision, in addition to the company’s visibility throughout India.

XCHARXThe use of common transmission infrastructure for broadcasters in India often means that each broadcaster has limited real estate,XCHARX said Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International for GatesAir. XCHARXOur PowerSmart 3D architecture optimizes transmitter size and weight, enabling our customers to comfortably install Flexiva transmitters in tight spaces. Furthermore, each customerXCHARXs reliability, performance and efficiniency evaluations included electricity cost comparisons between GatesAir and competitive transmitters operating today in India. This clearly demonstrated that GatesAir would provide the best signal while reducing annual bills, and improving long-term total cost of ownership.XCHARX

Redmond adds that the reputation of its partner Horizon Broadcast Electronics as a service-oriented transmission expert put GatesAir over the top in both cases. In addition to installation and commissioning, Horizon will handle all post-installation support include spare parts delivery and on-site maintenance. “With more than 400 GatesAir transmitters on the air today in India, our customers are assuredly in reliable hands with GatesAir and our partners at Horizon,” he said.

Kuhusu GatesAir

GatesAir, Inc, kampuni ya kwingineko ya The Gores Group, hutoa ufumbuzi kamili kwa ajili ya utangazaji wa redio na televisheni juu ya hewa, kupunguza kiwango cha wigo wa wireless ili kuongeza utendaji kwa huduma za multichannel, huduma muhimu. Kuwezesha mitandao ya juu ya hewa ulimwenguni pote kwa uaminifu usio na kulinganishwa kwa miaka karibu na 100, ufumbuzi wa GatesAir wa turnkey huwawezesha wasambazaji kuunda, kusafirisha na kupeleka maudhui ya redio na TV. Pamoja na wateja zaidi ya nchi za 185, kampuni hiyo inaongoza sekta katika uvumbuzi na uvumbuzi wa kubuni, kuboresha ufanisi na kupunguza gharama ya jumla ya umiliki na bidhaa zote iliyoundwa na kuunganishwa nchini Marekani. Tembelea Www.gatesair.com Kwa habari zaidi, Kama sisi kwenye Facebook Www.facebook.com/gatesair, Na ufuate kwenye Twitter kwenye @GatesAir.

Kuhusu Kundi la Gores

Kikundi cha Gores, kilichoanzishwa katika 1987 na Alec Gores, ni kampuni ya uwekezaji wa kimataifa inalenga kupata maslahi ya kudhibiti katika biashara za kukomaa na za kukua ambazo zinaweza kufaidika kutokana na uzoefu wa uendeshaji wa kampuni na msingi wa mji mkuu. Kampuni hiyo inachanganya ujuzi wa uendeshaji na uwezo wa kina wa kutosha wa mnunuzi mkakati na timu ya M & A iliyopangwa ya mnunuzi wa jadi wa kifedha. Zaidi ya historia ya mwaka wa 30, kundi la Gores limekuwa mwekezaji anayeongoza akionyesha rekodi ya kufuatilia ya kuaminika ya kujenga thamani katika kampuni zake za kwingineko pamoja na usimamizi. Inasimamishwa ndani Los Angeles, Group Gores ina ofisi katika Boulder, CO, na London. Kwa habari zaidi, tafadhali tembelea Www.gores.com.


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