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GatesAir has added native Livewire+ IP audio networking to its Intraplex Ascent cloud transport platform, effective immediately. Intraplex Ascent can now ingest and output multiple audio channels directly via IP without the need for conversion equipment. According to GatesAir, this adds a new layer of scale and efficiency for radio broadcasters managing numerous digital audio channels between studios.
Furthermore, GatesAir plans future support for WheatNet-IP, further expanding Ascent adoption within professional broadcast studios.
GatesAir introduced Intraplex Ascent as a next-generation AoIP platform to transport broadcast and media content at scale. The cloud transport platform was built with broadcast and IT convergence in mind, leveraging standard off-the-shelf hardware to reduce the costs of multichannel contribution and distribution between multiple locations. GatesAir started shipping Intraplex Ascent in 2020.
“GatesAir has successfully deployed Ascent with a national radio broadcaster sending 32 audio channels between two major studio locations,” says Keyur Parikh, GatesAir’s vice president of engineering. “They are directly connecting to the Livewire studios, providing encoding and reliable transport across public IP networks. Our high-density platform ensures seamless integration into Livewire networks without the need for audio converters. Our customers benefit from simplified integration and capital cost reduction.”
Parikh says that no matter how broadcasters use Ascent, they can trust its reliable cloud platform to manage high-bandwidth, high-volume and high-value media content for any transport application and over any system architecture.
Intraplex Ascent works natively with IP protocol. “Whether sending content over cable, DSL, fiber or microwave, everything converges to IP, and Ascent’s software-based solution then provides the engine for moving large volumes of media content for ATSC 1.0/3.0 television and FM radio networks,” says Parikh. “We are bringing the scalability of the cloud to move content between multiple sites at the same time.”