Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
3/20/2009 8:42 AM
, soon to be part of The Vitec Group’s RF Extreme, LLC and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is presenting its
camera-mounted transmitters in both 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). 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, arena coverage and license free applications. Both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-latency, HD encoding technology.
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 applications. The compact systems 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 re-growth 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 Extreme President Stephen Shpock. "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 products are available in SD, they are software upgradeable to full HD via software key and will interface with all standard broadcast portable power systems.