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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Oct 16

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Verona, NY, October 16, 2007 - Nucomm, Inc. is showcasing its GoPac2 multifunction portable COFDM transmit system at the Broadcast & Technology Expo 2007 (Booth #A15). Designed to deliver the highest quality HD or SD video for electronic news gathering (ENG) and sports coverage, the GoPac2 system is based on Nucomm‘s award winning CamPac2 wireless camera transmitter. The GoPac2 package brings the exciting new technology offered by the CamPac2 to a new level, expanding the capabilities of a broadcaster‘s news gathering or sports coverage operations.


Offering features such as integrated HD/SD MPEG2 encoding with low latency, dual pedestal, variable bandwidth COFDM (5 to 16 MHz), multi-band operation (2/7 GHz), variable RF output to 5 watts and remote control via a removable front panel, the GoPac2 brings a new level of versatility to a microwave transmit system.


The GoPac2 consists of the CamPac2 wireless camera transmitter and its companion GoPac2 amplifier docking station. The CamPac2 can be used as a wireless camera transmitter or attached via a standard Anton Bauer or Sony V-Clip connection to the GoPac2 amplifier where it can be operated on a tripod or in a news vehicle transmitting up to 5 watts. The system is fitted into a small portable carry case and can be quickly removed and set up as required, converting virtually any car, truck or motorcycle into an ENG transmit vehicle.


The GoPac2 can be configured for either HD or SD operation; the HD version will function in HD or SD modes. The system accepts a variety of video input formats, including SDI, HD SDI, component, and composite, as well as DVB-ASI for repeating applications.


For HD applications, the GoPac supports 720P and 1080i encoding, in either 4:2:0 or 4:2:2 mode. Various audio configurations are supported, with dual audio inputs, configurable from mic to line level, or as AES/EBU digital audio. Audio levels are easily set using the programmable gain and displayed on the colour TFT display as digital VU meters.


For operating ease and flexibility, the GoPac2 can be remotely controlled via RS-232/RS-485 using a PDA or a PC, and the control panel can be removed allowing remote control from up to 100 feet away.


For more information about the CamPac 2, visit www.nucomm.com.


About Nucomm

Nucomm, Inc. is a worldwide provider of premier digital and analog video microwave systems (including COFDM and VSB) for the broadcasting industry‘s portable and fixed link applications. Offering video microwave transmission equipment for the military, law enforcement, telecom and cable television circuits, Nucomm‘s products have helped revolutionize live broadcast coverage of major outdoor events including sports, auto racing, marathons and parades. Nucomm, along with RF Central and Microwave Service Company, form the Vitec Group RF Systems business unit, a part of Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about Nucomm, visit www.nucomm.com.


About The Vitec Group

The Vitec Group supplies a wide range of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries. Its products are distributed in nearly 100 countries, either through dealerships or direct to the end user or corporate customer. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands that professionals rely on. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Broadcast Systems and Broadcast Services. For more information, visit www.vitecgroup.com.

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