News Satellite & Transmissions

GatesAir Wins in Vietnam

GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, announces a strategic DVB-T2 TV transmission win in Vietnam in cooperation with channel partner Emico.

VTV (Vietnam Television), Vietnam’s national state television broadcaster, recently completed a national DVB-T2 network expansion to four new transmission sites. The new sites are located in various northern regions of the country.

Emico installed and commissioned Maxiva ULTX liquid-cooled UHF TV transmitters (2.4KW of digital power). The solid-state Maxiva transmitters will deliver nine VTV programs and one local program, providing clear digital TV service to previously underserved regions.

GatesAir won the contract due to familiarity and system reliability, as well as the long-term business relationship between GatesAir and Emico. Technical evaluations from both organizations confirmed that Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters will improve operational efficiency and reduce maintenance costs across the network.

VTV first installed Maxiva liquid-cooled transmitters for analog TV in 2009, and have more recently installed liquid-cooled transmitters for digital TV. All Maxiva transmitters in the network will share the same hot-swappable power supplies and amplifier modules, minimizing labor and repairs while maximizing operational efficiency.

Emico has been our local transmission partner for VTV since the 1990s, and is a longtime GatesAir customer. In addition to modern high-efficiency GatesAir transmitters, VTV operates a number of legacy Harris transmitters across Vietnam

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