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rf-central-pht-ii.jpgNEW YORK, NY - 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 market, as well as the Sports & Entertainment, Government, Military and International marketplace, is featuring its RFX-PHT-II HD upgradeable portable 2 GHz digital transmitter at HD World 2009 (Booth 1008). Utilizing RF Central's signature RFX-CMT-II camera-mounted transmitter, the PHT-II is designed to turn any "news car" into a "live broadcast vehicle" and transform any "run and shoot" car into a "run and transmit" vehicle.

Built inside a weather resistant portable case, the new HD upgradeable, portable high-power digital transmitter is offered with 5 watt power output standard, but is also available at other output levels, including 7 watt, upon request. While the PHT-II is perfect for ENG mobile use in the field, it is also ideal for use in a standalone mode for temporary transmit applications. Among its accessible formats are 480i, 720p and 1080i. In addition, the unit can be configured to accept either composite or component analog video, HD/SDI digital signals and is also equipped with an ASI input. In addition, its capabilities include analog, digital AES and fully embedded audio.

"Today's broadcast world is fast-paced and on the go," says RF Extreme President Stephen Shpock. "With the RFX-PHT-II, broadcasters receive our high-power digital transmitter technology but in a neat compact design that lends itself well to mobile use."

With frequency selection ranging up to 16 pre-set channels that tune in 0.25 MHz increments via the CMT-II control panel, the PHT-II offers multiple modes of COFDM modulation including QPSK, 16QAM and 64QAM. Options for the PHT-II are a Car Mounting Kit and Antenna. RF Central warranties the PHT-II for three years.

About RF Central

RF Central manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States, and was one of the premier suppliers of broadcast equipment required to complete the recent 2 GHz BAS transition program in the domestic USA. 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 Microwave Service Company and Nucomm, forms The Vitec Group's RF Extreme, LLC business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about RF Central, visit www.rfcentral.com.

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