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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, January 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.

About GatesAir

GatesAir, Inc., ụlọ ọrụ mgbasa ozi nke The Gores Group, na-enye ngwọta zuru ezu maka redio na telivishọn na-agbasa, na-ebuli ụda ikuku na-enweghị ike iji mezuo arụmọrụ maka ọrụ multichannel, ọrụ ndị dị mkpa. Ike ikuku netwọk na netwọk zuru ụwa ọnụ na ntụkwasị obi na-enweghị atụ maka ihe fọrọ nke nta ka ọ bụrụ afọ 100, ihe enyemaka GatesAir na-enyere ndị mgbasa ozi aka ịmepụta, ịkwaga na izipu redio na ọdịnaya TV. Site na ndị ahịa karịa mba 185, ụlọ ọrụ ahụ na-eduga ụlọ ọrụ na mmepe ohuru na nhazi ọhụụ, meziwanye arụmọrụ na mbenata ọnụahịa zuru oke nke ihe niile e mepụtara ma gbakọta na USA. Gaa www.gatesair.com maka ozi ndị ọzọ, dị ka anyị na Facebook www.facebook.com/gatesair, Na-eso anyị na Twitter na @GatesAir.

About The Gores Group

Òtù Gọọmenti Gọọmenti, nke tọrọ ntọala na 1987 site na Alec Gores, bụ ụlọ ọrụ ego zuru ụwa ọnụ na-elekwasị anya n'inweta ịchịkwa mmasị na azụmahịa ndị tozuru etozu na nke na-eto eto bụ nke nwere ike irite uru site na ahụike ọrụ na isi ụlọ ọrụ isi agbanwe. Ụlọ ọrụ ahụ jikọtara njirimara ọrụ na nkọwa zuru ezu nke ịdị uchu nke onye zụrụ azụ na M & A otu ndị na-azụ ego. N'ihe akụkọ akụkọ 30 ya afọ, òtù Gores aghọwo onye na-eduga n'inwe ego na-egosi na ọ na-emepụta uru dị na ụlọ ọrụ mgbasaozi ya n'akụkụ ọrụ. Abanye na Los Angeles, The Gores Group ekwusi itieutom ke nkume, CO, na London. Maka ozi ọzọ, biko gaa na www.gores.com.


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