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New IP over ENG platform supports live feeds in SD or HD and video file transfer via the newsroom LAN


North Billerica, Massachusetts - July 19, 2007, Microwave Radio Communications (MRC) released a new and highly advanced microwave mobile, the MTX5000 ENG Edge Access Transmission system. The MTX5000 offers all of the normal features of a typical ENG mobile transmitter, but adds a unique set of additional features never before offered in one integrated package, including:


• Integrated SD/HD encoding at 4:2:0 and 4:2:2 profiles

• A multi-mode modulator that supports DVB-T - COFDM, DVB-S & S2, Single Carrier, LMS-T, FM, and VSB

• IP encapsulation and return data support

• ASI multiplex and remux

• Remote control

• AC3 transport

• Newsroom LAN access

• Support for future DRL


“The MTX5000 is not only a D-ENG transmitter, it‘s a whole new set of tools for news directors and engineers alike” said Tony Finizio, president of MRC. “This new Edge Access platform extends the newsroom network into the field by supporting IP data in both directions for file transfer and remote control and other tasks.


The unique and industry leading feature set that MTX5000 offers will support the simultaneous transmission of live, encoded SD or HD via several transmission formats, and streaming of existing video files via IP to the studio. Local control is via user friendly touch screen and key pad, which are duplicated in the remote control interface that may be accessed via 10/100 networking.


MRC will continue to offer the CodeRunner 2 for applications that do not require the highly advance features that the MTX5000 offers. In addition, the company will double the warranty for new CodeRunner 2 purchases to four full years.


“The MTX5000 represents a giant leap forward in combining electronic news gathering and newsroom networks” said Michael Payne, Chief Technology Officer of Vislink. “News directors now have the tools for virtual docking with ENG vehicles at the network edge and controlling the on-board systems from the studio. The payoff is in improved workflow efficiency more cost effective use of news assets.”


About Microwave Radio Communications- MRC has played a critical role in supplying systems for television broadcasting, government, law enforcement, emergency services, satellite and telecommunications worldwide for over forty years. MRC provides the Next Generation of Workflow Solutions to facilitate microwave connectivity in support of distribution and contribution applications utilizing the latest enhanced transmission products and technologies. MRC has a complete line of microwave products; fixed, portable, camera-back radios, ENG, SNG, central receive, airborne, line of sight, and non-line of sight applications. The latest MRC Workflow Solutions support the migration to HD, IP and diversity applications. Starting with component design and throughout the complete system, MRC engineers, manufactures, and implements system solutions that perform with the highest degree of reliability available. From the most basic system design to the most complex integrated system, MRC is “the” solution provider for video microwave communications.

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