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GatesAir’s IP-Enabled VHF Transmitter for DAB Radio GATESAIR HAS PAVED THE ROAD for DAB/DAB+ radio over-the-air networks with Maxiva VAXTE, a high-density transmitter supporting all DAB radio modulations and VHF television. GatesAir will demonstrate the VAXTE at IBC2017 show at stand 8.C30. IBC marks the debut of VAXTE as a DAB transmitter. Able to support the largest national DAB radio deployments, the VAXTE is available in 2RU and 4RU single-chassis models driving power levels from 15W to 1.2kW, with larger configurations available for single-rack solutions up to 9.2kW. The Maxiva VAXTE offers input connections for both EDI and ETI protocols, which support IP and legacy audio contribution and distribution across large DAB networks. In VHF television, the VAXTE supports power levels up to 25.6kW in multicabinet configurations. All VAXTE transmitters integrate the Maxiva XTE exciter platform, enabling support of all OFDM (DVB-T, DVB-T2/Lite, ISDB-T, ATSC 3.0) and DAB radio (DAB, DAB+, T-DMB) modulations. Capable of storing two modulations, the XTE also improves digital signal processing power by four times its predecessor, and features GatesAir RTAC software for digital signal correction at amplification stage. VAXTE transmitters also provide IP-based monitoring and control to simplify oversight of all signal performance and transmitter parameters across DAB

and TV networks including single-frequency networks. Like the Maxiva UHF series of air-cooled (UAXTE) and liquid-cooled (ULXTE) transmitters, the VAXTE series is built on GatesAir’s latest power amplifiers, which increase peak power capacity for all OFDM and ATSC waveforms. Based on GatesAir’s PowerSmart Plus architecture, the VAXTE slims footprint and weight through its high power density, and returns rack space, reduces energy consumption, and minimises internal parts. Redundant front-access power supplies are integrated separately from power amplifiers to enhance modularity and reduce spare parts costs and management. All PA modules and their dedicated power supplies are hotswappable to further simplify labor. Visit www.gatesair.com

Dynamic Ad-Insertion Builds Podcast Revenue AT THE UPCOMING IBC2017 SHOW, StreamGuys will demonstrate how it helps broadcasters maximise the scope and effectiveness of their monetisation efforts for dynamic ad insertion within on-demand content such as podcasts. Complementing StreamGuys’ dynamic pre-roll and midroll advertising capabilities for live streams and part of its evolving SaaS toolset, the on-demand functions use advances in targeting technologies to deliver advertisements most likely to resonate with consumers, while keeping ads timely and relevant for consumers downloading ‘long-tail’ evergreen content. Less-effective approaches to advertising in podcasts insert ads into the downloadable media when the files are initially published. As a result the audience receives the same ads, regardless of location or interests – someone downloading the content years later would still consume the outdated advertisement. StreamGuys’ dynamic advertising capabilities insert ads into the on-demand files only when content is requested, leveraging information about the listener – from geographic location to other demographic or behavioural data. Embedded within the StreamGuys SGrecast system for podcast and side channel creation, StreamGuys’ AdsWizz-enabled, server-side ad insertion tools enable publishers to deliver advertising to listeners across an array of platforms without requiring specialised client software for each targeted device. The service takes advantage of ongoing improvements in location

accuracy, such as latitude and longitude available through mobile apps and modern web browsers, to target ads by country, state, metropolitan area or even more granularly. Support for third-party ad integration enables content providers to fill spots outside their primary area with ads relevant to those geographies. StreamGuys’ browser-based audio editing and ad tagging tools also improve workflows, avoiding the need for additional software. Fast file access and waveform generation enables users to quickly load on-demand assets, mark points for dynamic mid-roll ad insertion, and re-save the file, all without performance delays. Dynamic ad insertion is a key component of StreamGuys’ SaaS platform and toolset for producing, managing, monetising and delivering live and on-demand streaming media. For podcasters, the targeted advertising capabilities combine with SGrecast and StreamGuys’ cloud-based delivery infrastructure to offer publishers a unified solution spanning content creation through to distribution. Visit www.streamguys.com

multiCAM Systems Powers ‘Visual Radio’

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MULTICAM SYSTEMS HAS EXPANDED the feature set of the Application Programming Interface (API) for its video production systems. Providing third-party application developers the tools to integrate their products with multiCAM’s solutions, the API also lets integrators and customers with inhouse software development capabilities create their own interfaces to control multiCAM’s systems and customise their workflows. multiCAM Systems will showcase the new API capabilities on stand 12.E56 during IBC2017.

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The enhanced API supports all multiCAM broadcast and professional AV solutions, including the Multicam Radio Visual Radio platform for broadcasters – and the Multicam e-Learning, Multicam Tracking and Multicam Conf systems, which enable educational institutions, corporate enterprises and other AV environments to easily produce and stream lectures, presentations and live events. Based on the Representational State Transfer (REST) protocol, the API allows

every aspect of the systems, including configuring PTZ camera presets, switching, recording, streaming, and applying different scenes and titles, to be controlled remotely. Many third-party hardware and software solutions, from automation and playout systems to dedicated control surfaces, are already compatible with the REST-based API, enabling multiCAM solutions to be easily integrated into existing workflows with minor configuration effort on the controlling devices. Multicam Radio helps broadcasters leverage Visual Radio to expand and engage digital audiences. The system combines server and switching hardware with software that brings together artificial intelligence (AI) for PTZ camera shot selection, speaker detection, automated graphics, and live streaming and podcasting capabilities. Visit www.multicam-systems.com

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