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Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
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New York, NY, October 6, 2008 – RF Central, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading provider of digital microwave technology, is showcasing its RFX-PHT-II HD upgradeable portable 2 GHz digital transmitter at HD World 2008 (Booth 714). 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 car” and transform any “run and shoot” vehicle into a “run and transmit” vehicle. pht-ii.JPG

Built inside a weather resistant portable case, the 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 perfect 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 also has 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 Central CEO Jeff Winemiller. “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, 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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