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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Oct 22

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New York, NY, October 22, 2008 – RF Central, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading digital microwave technology provider, showcased its RFX-CMT-II camera-mounted transmitters in both 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz at HD World 2008. While the 2 GHz unit is designed for live ENG news and sports broadcast applications and the 5.8 GHz unit is geared for live sports stadium and arena coverage as well as license free applications, both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-latency, HD encoding technology. cmt-ii-2ghz.JPG

Each featuring inputs of HD, SDI, ASI or Composite video signals, these new products are perfect for live and real time image transmissions. The units excel in live broadcasts, live stadium displays, surveillance, monitoring and situational awareness. The compact units offer a variable 6/7/8 MHz modulator, 100mw power output, and full MPEG menu control by the customer. They are built for live transmissions requiring the ultimate in quality and performance from a wireless camera transmitter. The 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz CMT-II’s linear RF amplification technology limits spectral regrowth at full power to less than -35dBc, offering robust RF performance. Other frequencies are available upon request.

“RF Central prides itself in providing commercial off-the-shelf technology alternatives and sophisticated solutions for today’s world of live broadcast and live image transmission of news and sports coverage,” says RF Central CEO Jeff Winemiller. “The RFX-CMT-II in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz units are representative of that mission.”

While the RFX-CMT-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz units are available in Standard Definition, they are software upgradeable to full High Definition (HD) via software key and will interface with all standard broadcast portable power systems.

About RF Central

RF Central, LLC 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, Inc. and Microwave Service Company, form the Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, a part of 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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