GatesAir to Strengthen NOVA Entertainment’s FM Transmission Infrastructure in Australia

January 6, 2020

Broadcaster will upgrade seven metropolitan stations and one regional station with high-efficiency GatesAir transmitters, lowering operational costs through reduced footprint

CINCINNATI, June 17, 2019 GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters, has won a large contract with NOVA Entertainment in Australia to upgrade six FM radio transmission sites within the continent. GatesAir will supply a total of 16 Flexiva FAX air-cooled FM transmitters, with in-country partner RaeAir conducting all site evaluations, installation, commissioning, and post-sales services.

NOVA Entertainment’s national FM footprint first took shape in 2001 with the launch of Nova 96.9 in Sydney, followed by stations in Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne and Perth. The broadcaster will first upgrade these five metropolitan sites, beginning with the Melbourne and Perth locations. NOVA Entertainment will subsequently upgrade the remaining metropolitan sites, followed by a regional location on the NSW Central Coast.

GatesAir won the contract in large part due to its growing presence in Australia, bolstered by the recent expansion of its in-country sales and support team. NOVA Entertainment also anticipates an attractive return on investment through GatesAir’s high-efficiency transmitter designs, which will reduce annual rental and utility costs at transmission sites.

“The remarkable compact footprint of GatesAir transmitters will take up substantially less space than our existing transmitters, lowering our monthly expenditures and our long-term total cost of ownership,” said Matt Steadman, Head of Technology, NOVA Entertainment. “We are also confident that GatesAir’s Australian presence, both through direct personnel and their partners at RaeAir, will efficiently guide us through the installation process and ensure excellent post-sales service and support.”

NOVA Entertainment’s FM radio transmission project represents part of a broader strategic initiative that follows a recent upgrade of its studio systems. GatesAir will deliver twelve 10kW and four 20kW models, with redundant transmitter configurations for all five metropolitan sites; and integrated IP-based control and monitoring across the network. NOVA Entertainment will also benefit from streamlined maintenance and the ability to share common spare parts across the network.

“GatesAir and our partners at RaeAir worked closely with the NOVA Entertainment team to develop a strategy that would transition them to a high-efficiency FM infrastructure, and with the greatest possible ROI,” said Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International for GatesAir. “The exceptional performance of our Flexiva transmitters will also optimize audio quality and performance for NOVA Entertainment’s number one metropolitan network. We look forward to working closely with their team for many years to come.”

About GatesAir    

GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership with all products designed and assembled in the USA and Europe. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

About The Gores Group

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on partnering with differentiated businesses that can benefit from its extensive industry knowledge, decades long experience and flexible capital base. Over its 30 year history, the firm has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for building businesses and creating value alongside management. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

About NOVA Entertainment

NOVA Entertainment is Australia’s fastest growing entertainment company with broad interests across the media industry. NOVA Entertainment owns and operates the Nova Network, the most listened to metro network in Australia, which includes Nova 96.9 Sydney, Nova 100 Melbourne, Nova 106.9 Brisbane, Nova 937 Perth and Nova 919 Adelaide. In addition, NOVA Entertainment owns and operates smoothfm in Sydney and Melbourne, the talk station FIVEaa in Adelaide, Star 104.5 on the NSW Central Coast and three digital radio stations – smoothfm, Coles Radio and Koffee. The company’s radio stations are complemented by a range of digital assets across social, mobile and digital including Nova’s Red Room, the experiential music event brand, smooth channel on FOXTEL, the biggest podcast offering in the Australian market through a partnership with Acast, the millennial platform GOAT, bespoke experiential, events and activation partnership exp., and a strategic partnership with the world’s leading e-sports company ESL.

Atlona Appoints Ewing-Foley Inc as Commercial AV Manufacturer’s Respresentative for Western Territory

January 6, 2020

Longtime Panduit representative will focus on growing Atlona’s brand visibility and market share within the IT and networking community

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 17, 2019 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has appointed Ewing-Foley Inc (EFI) as its commercial AV manufacturer’s representative for the Western Territory, effective immediately. Ewing-Foley will now represent Atlona in nine western states, with a focus on growing Atlona’s presence in the IT and networking community.

Atlona’s appointment of EFI represents an evolving strategic direction for both companies. A longtime Panduit representative, EFI’s structure includes a networking division specifically focused on the IT and networking business, which will introduce Atlona to an entirely new community of consultants and installers. For EFI, adding Atlona represents the formation of a commercial AV portfolio that the company is eager to grow. EFI will also further develop Atlona’s existing commercial AV channel.

“We have had a very long-standing and strategic relationship with Panduit, and this is an ideal opportunity to combine our reach and presence for Atlona, and help them exceed their sales objectives in these new markets,” said Ron Cauchi, vice president and managing partner, Ewing-Foley Inc. “Atlona is a gamechanger in terms of functionality, ease of use, and speed to deploy, and we think they are well ahead of the curve when it comes to AV and IP convergence. These are all very important traits to our customers in the networking business. We are excited to introduce Atlona to our large corporate and global accounts, and offer access to the large technology companies that we work with on a daily basis.“

EFI’s presence includes a full sales and engineering staff, as well as brick-and-mortar businesses in Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, Cupertino, Sacramento and southern California. EFI plans to equip the conference rooms in these facilities with Atlona gear, and demonstrate the power of Atlona’s All-IP Meeting Space – including the company’s large base of AV extension and distribution products  – for customers in working environments. Cauchi also expects to hold joint trainings and seminars with Atlona representatives at these facilities, among other locations.

“This relationship simply makes sense from a synergistic and visibility standpoint, and we’re fortunate to have an opportunity to partner with a rep firm that is closely aligned with Panduit and their broad customer base,” said Ilya Khayn, CEO, Atlona. “EFI has a very seasoned and well-tenured staff with a strong presence in all 12 states where they will represent Atlona. We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship.”

EFI will represent Atlona in the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Washington, and Wyoming, as well the El Paso, Texas region. Ewing-Foley representatives for each region follow:

Southwest (AZ, NV, NM): Chris Yaklich (m) 916-806-9087 (email): cyaklich@ewingfoley.com

Southern CA: Jimmy Boyd (m) 562-565-0783 (email): jboyd@ewingfoley.com

Northern CA: Ryan DeSorbo (m) 408-833-3628 (email): rdesorbo@ewingfoley.com

Northwest (WA, AK, OR, ID, MT):  Lou Bieck (m) 425-785-2896 (email): lbieck@ewingfoley.com

About Ewing-Foley

Ewing-Foley, Inc. is proud to be one of the premier manufacturer’s representative firms providing complete sales and marketing services to the Electronic (Active and Electromechanical), Electrical (Industrial, Commercial and Construction) and Networking (Publica and Private markets) industries. Ewing-Foley has enjoyed steady growth throughout its 50-year history. Ewing-Foley, Inc. serves a diverse account base within the California, Alaska, N. Idaho, Montana, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Oregon and Washington markets.

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world.  panduit.com

 

GatesAir Brings Over-The-Air Leadership Message to BroadcastAsia 2019

November 21, 2019

On the heels of its ONEtastic acquisition, GatesAir will highlight new low-power and outdoor TV innovations alongside complete wireless content delivery solutions for radio broadcasters

CINCINNATI, June 11, 2019GatesAir, a global leader in wireless, over-the-air content delivery solutions for TV and radio broadcasters,returns to BroadcastAsia with a broader product portfolio for emerging low-power and digital broadcasting opportunities throughout the region. In addition to its existing range of Maxiva and Flexiva transmitters, the company will also highlight new TV and DAB Radio transmitters procured through its acquisition of ONEtastic. New innovations include the debut of a weatherized pole-mounted TV transmitter built to deliver high-performance, low-power and gap-filler solutions in challenging outdoor environments.

BroadcastAsia 2019 also marks the regional debut of new Maxiva TV (10 W to 2kW) and Flexiva FM radio transmitters (7.5 kW) introduced at NAB in April. GatesAir will demonstrate a broad range of its high-efficiency UHF, VHF, DAB and FM transmitters across all power levels, with an emphasis on guiding broadcasters through complex digital transitions and refreshing analog infrastructure. The company’s software-defined Maxiva XTE exciter will be at the center of all digital TV demonstrations, offering broadcasters a path to any digital standard while optimizing performance and stability.

GatesAir will round out its BroadcastAsia 2019 presence with its latest Intraplex audio contribution and distribution solutions, including its new IT-based Ascent Audio over IP platform. Receiving its regional debut, Intraplex Ascent represents the latest in broadcast and IT convergence, and is GatesAir’s first Intraplex system to live on a COTS x86 server. Ascent provides broadcasters with a highly scalable, redundant and cloud-based transport platform for multichannel contribution and distribution. Designed for centralized control and maximum interconnectivity, Ascent is compliant with the AES67 standard, today’s leading AoIP networking solutions, and most Intraplex Audio over IP codecs.

GatesAir’s problem-solving approach will be a common theme across all exhibits and demonstrations, with a focus on helping customers reduce operational costs, add new services, and transition to more efficient platforms. Chief among these include embracing the flexible capabilities of single-frequency networking (SFN) for TV and radio broadcasting, and leveraging IP as a primary transport method for audio and data.

“GatesAir has spent the last six months aggressively growing its global presence, both through international team expansion and the strategic acquisition of ONEtastic,” said Rich Redmond, President and Managing Director, International for GatesAir. “We are excited to bring our message of low total cost of ownership, innovative problem-solving, and strong service and support to BroadcastAsia as we prepare our customers for the next generation of over-the-air broadcast opportunities worldwide.”

GatesAir exhibits at Stand 4Q3-01 at BroadcastAsia 2019, which takes place June 18-20 at Suntec Singapore.

About GatesAir

GatesAir, Inc., a portfolio company of The Gores Group, provides complete solutions for over-the-air radio and television broadcasting, leveraging wireless spectrum to maximize performance for multichannel, mission-critical services. Powering over-the-air networks worldwide with unparalleled reliability for nearly 100 years, GatesAir’s turnkey solutions enable broadcasters to create, transport and transmit radio and TV content.  With customers in more than 185 countries, the company leads the industry in innovation and design breakthroughs, improving efficiency and reducing total cost of ownership with all products designed and assembled in the USA and Europe. Visit www.gatesair.com for more information, Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/gatesair, and follow us on Twitter at @GatesAir.

About The Gores Group

The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on partnering with differentiated businesses that can benefit from its extensive industry knowledge, decades long experience and flexible capital base. Over its 30 year history, the firm has developed a deep understanding of and appreciation for building businesses and creating value alongside management. For more information, please visit www.gores.com.

Atlona Appoints SnapAV as Exclusive US Distributor to the Residential AV Market

November 21, 2019

Shared strategies including a customer-first focus, expert technical support and a national footprint will enhance service to the residential dealer community

SAN JOSE, Calif., June 7, 2019 – Atlona, a Panduit company, has appointed SnapAV as its exclusive distributor for the residential AV dealer community. Effective immediately, SnapAV and its regional distribution partners will represent Atlona’s complete range of AV products throughout the United States.

The appointment represents an evolution of a long-standing Atlona and SnapAV alliance that has made certain Atlona products available in SnapAV’s inventory. Atlona has elected to expand the relationship based on SnapAV’s nationwide footprint, and the companies’ shared emphasis on customer service and technical support.

“By appointing SnapAV as our exclusive residential AV distributor, Atlona can further elevate its level of service and support to the custom integration dealer base,” said Ilya Khayn, CEO, Atlona. “SnapAV’s continued growth and presence on both a national and regional level will simplify product procurement and support for all Atlona dealers.”

Eric Harper, EVP Product Marketing at SnapAV, emphasizes that changing market conditions, along with each company’s customer-first philosophy, make this partnership particularly well-timed from a business standpoint.

“The high-end residential distribution market is moving away from being fragmented,” said Harper. “SnapAV has addressed these dynamics through strategic consolidation. It makes sense to work with Atlona as part of this strategy, as they havebeen a reliable partner and a company on a similar growth trajectory.”

Harper adds that while SnapAV also develops and manufactures its own branded products, the company understands that dealers want more options from their distributors. “As an industry leader, we are always looking to broaden the horizons ofwhat vendors and products are in our store,” he said. “Atlona’s broad family of signal extension and distribution products, as well as their recent AV over IP innovations, will provide dealers with an array of matrixed and networked systems that align with today’s most important residential AV trends.”

In addition to SnapAV’s commanding national presence, the distribution model for Atlona products will include theirregional partners:

  • Allnet, serving upper mid-western U.S. regional dealers
  • MRI, serving north-eastern U.S. dealers
  • Volutone, serving dealers in California and Nevada, and Hawaii

SnapAV will also serve all regional dealers through its national distribution model.

About SnapAV

Established in 2005 and based in Charlotte, North Carolina, SnapAV is a manufacturer and exclusive source of more than 3,000 installation-friendly audio, video, networking, power and surveillance products for residential and commercial A/V installers. SnapAV empowers installers to run more efficient businesses by providing high-quality products at attractive prices, supported by best-in-class online ordering and award-winning customer service. Additional information about SnapAV and its product brands can be found at www.SnapAV.com.

About Atlona

Atlona, a Panduit company, is a leading global manufacturer of AV over IP distribution, connectivity, and control solutions. The company designs and engineers innovative, award-winning products for a diverse range of residential and commercial AV and IT markets. Backed by an award-winning 10-year warranty, Atlona’s products are developed to enable our customers’ ability to connect and collaborate with simplicity. More information about Atlona is available at atlona.com.

About Panduit

Global connectivity leader Panduit Corp. creates innovative electrical and network infrastructure solutions for applications across the enterprise. Headquartered in Tinley Park, Ill. and operating in 112 worldwide locations, Panduit’s technology leadership and robust ecosystem help support, sustain, and empower business growth in a connected world. panduit.com.

 

Renewed Vision Bringing Powerful Live Production Software Advances to InfoComm 2019

November 21, 2019

Version 3.3 of PVP media server and new enhancements to ProPresenter Scoreboard software to make A/V exhibition debut

Alpharetta, GA, June 6, 2019 — Visitors to the Renewed Vision booth (number 2471) at next week’s InfoComm 2019 conference and exhibition in Orlando, Florida will experience the A/V industry trade show premieres of powerful new versions for two of the company’s highly-acclaimed software solutions. Demonstrations will include new version 3.3 of the feature-rich PVP3 multi-screen media server, video processor and screen control solution for live production environments, alongside new innovations in the ProPresenter Scoreboard multi-sport score presentation platform used widely in high school, college, professional, and youth league sports.

“We continue to innovate across all of our software solutions with a goal of making operators’ jobs easier while enabling them to create even richer, more engaging visual experiences,” said Brad Weston, president, Renewed Vision. “We are looking forward to showcasing our newest capabilities to InfoComm attendees.”

PVP 3.3

Enhancements in PVP 3.3 include a new “key and fill” capability for SDI outputs; video input crosspoints that enable users in dynamic live environments to quickly make changes to input slots while automatically updating related cues; and per-layer content masking, allowing customers to apply dynamic alpha effects to video by binding two layers together. Other new PVP 3.3 features include custom content cropping and expanded preview capabilities that facilitate reviewing entire outputs on external displays. These latest features build on the advances in the preceding version 3.2 software update, including expanded synchronization, control and management functionality;increased I/O signal density; simultaneous 4K/1080p playback from the same workstation; and NDI® support for IP-networked environments.

ProPresenter Scoreboard

Built on the powerful video, graphics and text playout engine of Renewed Vision’s renowned ProPresenter live presentation platform, ProPresenter Scoreboard combines the company’s hallmarks of ease of use, affordability and visually sophisticated outputs with optimizeduser interfaces purpose-built for driving advertising-enriched, video-based LED scoreboards. New advances on display at InfoComm 2019 will include custom scoring logic, clocks and timers that enable the creation of scoreboards for user-defined sports; the ability to display and independently control multiple matches on the same output, making it ideal for tournaments with simultaneous events; and live StatCrew and MLB data support. The new version also features user interface enhancements designed to accelerate live production workflows.

PVP 3.3 and the enhanced ProPresenter Scoreboard are available immediately. For more information, please visit the corresponding product pages at www.renewedvision.com.

About Renewed Vision

Founded in 2000, Renewed Vision’s mission is to offer reliable, purpose-built production software that enables organizations—spanning from churches to corporations—to create dynamic media experiences that enhance worship services, meetings and other special events.For more information on our product lines, including ProPresenter, ProVideoPlayer and ProVideoServer, please visit our website at www.renewedvision.com.

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