IMT To Showcast Latest Microwave Video Systems at CABSAT 2011
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) will showcase its microwave video systems for portable and fixed link applications at CABSAT 2011 (Stand S3-B41, Sheikh Saeed 3 Hall), Feb. 8-10.
Handheld Receiver / Monitor
IMT (a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division) will feature its MobilCMDR (C-COFDM M-Mobile D-Diversity R-Receiver), ruggedized (DVB-T compliant) dual diversity handheld receiver/monitor. The MobilCMDR is ideal for government applications such as airborne downlinks and mobile vehicles that operate in tactical and/or strategic settings. It offers solid RF performance and durability combined with H.264/MPEG-2 decoding. The unit displays received video images on a built-in nine-inch high brightness display. The display also features a menu-driven interface. The MobilCMDR also is available with AES decryption capabilities for applications requiring it.
Wireless Camera Systems
IMT will also be demonstrating its next-generation Nucomm brand CamPac2 HD/SD COFDM microwave transmitter. Intended for wireless camera applications, such as sports coverage and ENG, the CamPac2 offers full camera control features for all major camera brands. CamPac2 offers MPEG-2 encoding and can be upgraded to MPEG-4, allowing more video paths on less bandwidth. CamPac2 delivers HD quality and low power consumption. It is available in licensed and unlicensed bands. The CamPac2’s rugged housing provides durability and thermal characteristics for operation in harsh conditions.
Newscaster DR2 complements CamPac2. The Newscaster DR2 is a split box HD/SD COFDM diversity microwave receiver intended for outside broadcast and other mobile video applications. The receiver has four RF inputs that communicate directly with the system’s external intelligent receivers in 1.99 to 2.70 GHz and 6.40 to 7.75 GHz. Other bands are available. The use of external intelligent receivers allows the receive antennas to be remotely mounted.
Miniature Wireless Camera Systems
RF Central’s microLite HD Transmitter looks to streamline broadcast workflow. The camera mountable Tx features SD/HD encoding in a miniature transmit solution package. The microLite HD can deliver 250mW from a package of less than 6 cubic inches. Designed for a new generation of HD (SDI) capable compact cameras, the Tx supports video and embedded audio transmission with selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8 MHz. The unit’s size makes it ideal for point of view, and reality based productions as well as confidence monitoring. The microLite features H.264 SD and HD encoding capabilities and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports main profile H.264 encoding, providing a 30% bit rate reduction or video quality improvement compared to encoders that only support the H.264 baseline profile or MPEG-2. The unit is available in 2 GHz, 5.8 GHz and other bands upon request.
RMR-X6-II-D4 six-way COFDM diversity receiver now features an internal MPEG-4 SD/HD decoder. With new features, including On Screen Display (‘OSD’) of stream data, Ethernet monitoring for remote control access, and IP encapsulation for internet broadcast, the X6-II Family is available as a standalone COFDM receiver with ASI output, with an MPEG-2 internal SD/HD or now with an integral MPEG-4 SD/HD decoder in the X6-ll-D4. The X6-II-D4 is designed with a straightforward front panel, compact chassis, and OLED graphic display.
Portable Microwave Link
In addition, IMT will highlight the Nucomm ChannelMaster 7 Split Box Portable Microwave Link system. Features of the upgraded ChannelMaster 7 series include single carrier QAM DVB-S/DSNG modulation (in addition to the FM analog and DVB-T/VSB digital options already available), new tripod/mounting hardware and a new user interface. The ChannelMaster 7 offers four modulation modes integrated into the same hardware platform [FM, VSB, DVB-T and DVB-DSNG (S)].
Non-Licensed Wireless Camera System
RF Central’s Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHZ portable digital microwave link offers MPEG-4 encoding/decoding in a bi-directional complete transmit and receive system. The Pro-Link HD offers both balanced microphone and line level inputs via switch selectable XLR connectors on both the transmitter and receiver. In addition, it’s equipped with phantom power for microphones, providing cost-effective solutions for roaming news, sports crews and house of worship productions.
Operating in the 5.8 GHz band, the Pro-Link HD distributes quality wireless digital video and audio with up to 2,000 foot range in both HD and SD.