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Las Vegas, NV, February 26, 2009 – RF Central, part of The Vitec Group’s RF Systems business unit, and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is introducing its RFX-PHT-II HD upgradeable portable 2 GHz digital transmitter at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). 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. rf-central-pht-ii.JPG

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 Systems 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. 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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