Broadcast Asia 2014: Integrated Microave Technologies’ Range of Digital Microwave Video Systems Heat Up
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, brings its Nucomm and RF Central digital microwave video systems to BroadcastAsia 2014, Asia’s leading event for the broadcast and entertainment industry (Booth #5D1-07).
“IMT is excited to showcase its most popular RF transmitters and receivers to the Asian market at BroadcastAsia 2014,” says IMT Regional Sales Manager, Asia, KS Tan. “IMT’s state-of-the-art digital microwave systems help broadcasters improve and streamline workflow, as its range of products can provide a comprehensive solution for both portable and fixed-link applications.”
At BroadcastAsia 2014, IMT will demonstrate its Nucomm CamPac2 Plus HD/SD COFDM Microwave Transmitter. Intended for wireless camera applications, such as sports coverage and electronic news gathering (ENG), the CamPac2 Plus offers efficient encoding/decoding, superb HD and low power consumption. It is available in licensed bands, along with other bands upon request. Its stylish and rugged machined housing provides durability and exceptional thermal characteristics for operation in the harshest of conditions. The CamPac2 Plus offers the same quality transmission as its predecessor, in half the amount of bandwidth, utilizing MPEG-2. It also allows more video paths in the same amount of bandwidth, which is attractive to stations in markets with high amounts of RF congestion.
Nucomm’s Newscaster DR2 will also be featured at the show. A split-box HD/SD COFDM diversity microwave receiver intended for outside broadcast and other mobile video applications, the Newscaster DR2 features stylish, rugged machined housing that provides durability and excellent thermal characteristics for operation in the harshest of conditions. The receiver has four RF inputs that communicate directly with the system’s external intelligent receivers in the 1.99 to 2.70 GHz and 6.40 to 7.75 GHz bands, with other bands also available. The use of external intelligent receivers allows the receive antennas to be remotely mounted.
IMT will also highlight its Nucomm CPTx-II Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II). Nucomm’s CPTx-II is a compact, portable, lightweight RF video transmitter that delivers HD/SD output at up to 8W in 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. Ideal for covering motorcycle and bicycle races, marathons, triathlons and other fast-paced, high-speed ENG/OB events using such smaller on-course vehicles as cars, motorcycles and even bicycles, it supports video/audio/data/telemetry with selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7, and 8MHz. In addition to its small size, the unit has very low latency and power consumption. Weighing in at about 3kg, it comes with a variety of bespoke mounts, including special mounts for motorcycles. The maneuverability of a motorcycle fitted with video transmission capability offers significant advantages when covering road races, as the camera can follow the action and get onto roads that might be too narrow for a car to navigate safely among the athletes.