IMT Vislink Launches MicroLite 2 Ultra-Compact COFDM Wireless Video Transmitter
xG Technology has launched the MicroLite 2 from its IMT Vislink business unit. The MicroLite 2 HD ultra-compact COFDM wireless video transmitter is the latest version of the MicroLite solution and is the most comprehensive mid-market wireless camera system available today, according to the company. The MicroLite 2 provides enhanced performance and video quality at a competitive price point, ideal for broadcast applications where high-quality live streaming video is needed. The MicroLite 2 was on display for the first time at the worship-focused WFX EXPO 2017.
The MicroLite 2 transmitter represents the latest version of IMT Vislink’s video transmission systems and features HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs with COFDM transmission in a small, lightweight chassis. It delivers up to 250mW of power, providing long range, reliable HD video transmission and is a compelling choice when broadcast quality, exceptional range and reliability are required.
“As a company, we are always evolving and trying to provide versatile and intuitive broadcast solutions that can adapt to any user’s needs,” says John Payne IV, president of IMT USA. “With the MicroLite 2, broadcast professionals are able to transmit high definition video within a small form factor, while utilizing its lightweight design for Steadicam operations, event coverage, confidence monitoring, web content programming, rental houses and drone use. It inherits a proven technology base that has been used extensively by leading broadcasters for a variety of demanding applications.”
A key benefit of the MicroLite 2 compared to alternative solutions on the market is the ability to operate at latency levels as low as 70ms, making it well-suited for live sports broadcasts and video assist applications. The MicroLite 2 was designed with a compact size and weight form factor and minimized power requirements, making it ideal for smaller cameras and batteries. It operates with both the 7.4VDC camera lithium ion batteries as well as the V-mount style of batteries.
IMT’s COFDM technology ensures the transmission of uninterrupted, live TV pictures over two miles Line-of-Sight (LOS), despite the effects of foliage, challenging terrain, buildings and other common non-line-of-sight limitations. It delivers the pristine image clarity required for real-time, H.264 (MPEG-4) HD broadcast-quality video transmissions, which gives the MicroLite 2 a significant advantage in quality over uncompressed video solutions.
The transmitter is easily managed through a configured or remote WiFi web server. An Android™ or iOS device detects the encrypted WiFi signal and automatically opens a browser window. A 900MHz transceiver enabling processing of remote commands including camera control is also an option. The transceiver provides bi-direction controls of the transmitter, accessory camera, gimbal controls and more.