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Las Vegas, NV, April 1, 2009 – RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast industry, common carrier, cable, government, military and international marketplace, is featuring its new family of digital fixed links, the RFX-GL Series, at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). As an ideal solution for Studio Transmitter Link (STL), Transmitter Studio Link (TSL) and Inter City Relay (ICR) applications, the versatile GL Series modular platforms offer the use of different boards, allowing the units to accept analog video, E3, EI (4x), ASI or SDI inputs with the option of mixing signals together and sending all signals over a single link. rf-central-rfx-7glseries-black-frontrgb.JPG

With the transition to digital television in the U.S. and the need for high capacity digital microwave fixed links, the GL Series is an extremely flexible SMNP managed modular system. A variety of options are available, allowing the user to configure a system with either internal RF modules or RF outdoor units (ODUs). The systems are available in 2 GHz, 7 GHz, 13 GHz,

18 GHz and 23 GHz links and are capable of high capacity up to 155mbps. These links are proven in backhaul applications, demanding the highest quality HD, SD or mixed signal transmission.

“The RF Central family of digital links offers broadcasters the ability to pass multiple SD and HD videos over a single link,” says RF Extreme President Stephen Shpock. “These links are designed for higher capacity demands of today’s microwave environment, such as high definition. In addition, the radios are SNMP managed to allow the links to be fully controlled via IP connectivity, which is yet another standard in today’s industry.”

Shpock adds, “The ability to pass multiple SD and HD videos over this single link makes it an excellent choice, allowing for future expansion. This unit is also bi-directional capable with added RF heads.”

The RFX-GL Series is currently available. For more information about the GL Series, visit www.rfcentral.com or call 717-249-4900.

About RF Central

RF Central manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States. As one of the premier suppliers of broadcast equipment required to complete the 2 GHz BAS transition, RF Central has grown from a few employees in 2005 to over 60 full-time dedicated professionals today. Located in Carlisle, PA, RF Central also provides specialized integration, installation, and engineering services. RF Central is marked by its unique qualifications within the industry, its focus on customer service and its dedication to expanding and improving the terrestrial microwave options available to customers. RF Central, along with Nucomm and Microwave Service Company, form The Vitec Group RF Extreme business unit, a part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information, visit www.rfcentral.com.

About The Vitec Group plc

The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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