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Las Vegas, NV, February 12, 2009 – RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Systems business unit, and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is debuting its RFX-RMR-X6-II-D six-way COFDM diversity receiver at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). Building on the success of its signature RFX-RMR-X6 and RFX-RMR-X6-II, RF Central’s RFX-RMR-X6-II-D now features an internal SD/HD decoder. rfx-rmr-x6-ll-photos-018.JPG

Representing the latest in maximum ratio combining technology, the RMR-X6-II family offers superior diversity reception with new cutting-edge features, including On Screen Display of stream data, Ethernet monitoring for remote control access and IP encapsulation for Internet broadcast. The unit is available either as a stand-alone COFDM receiver with ASI output or with an integral SD/HD decoder making local decode and control available. Delivering a broadcast-rugged package that captures the essence of flexibility and forward thinking design, the RMR-X6-II-D is outfitted with a straightforward front panel design, compact chassis and LED graphic display.

“Through the development of the new RMR-X6-II-D, RF Central has expanded diversity receiver options for today’s marketplace,” says RF Systems Vice President of Sales & Marketing

Don Hoeler. “While customers continue to take full advantage of diversity reception with all of the benefits of maximum ratio combining established by our original RFX-RMR-X6, they now have the equipment necessary for doing this as they transition into full HD with multiple broadcast delivery platforms.”

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 Microwave Service Company and Nucomm, forms The Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about RF Central, 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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