Igolgi Encoding Powers First NY City ATSC 3.0 Station

In late October 2021, WNYZ-LD, began broadcasting ethnic programming to New York City and Long Island, NY with the ATSC 3.0 system. The FCC modified the station license to Next-Gen status on March 22, 2022. The 3 kW ERP TV Ch. 6 station is licensed to Sound of Long Island Inc. and transmits both TV and radio broadcasts on its 82-88Mhz frequency.

According to Clarence Beverage of CTI (Communications Technologies, Inc)., the consulting engineer who designed the RF transmission system, transmitter manufacturer and system integrator SYES (System Engineering Solutions) was chosen for the full station integration due to their experience in setting up a similar operation in California. SYES looked at several different solutions for ATSC 3.0 encoding to go along with their transmitter and ancillary equipment, and after analyzing price, features, ease of operation, and future upgrade potential, selected igolgi. “SYES used encoder manufacturer igolgi to produce an encoder that met the required performance and price points” said Beverage. “But it can be easily expanded to add additional channels, features, and upgrades if necessary.”

Igolgi CEO Jeff Cooper stated “igolgi has built its reputation on engineering excellence and configuring solutions based on customer needs at reasonable prices. We are proud to have participated with CTI, SYES and WNYZ on the project.”

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