Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
4/22/2008 1:10 PM
Las Vegas, NV, April 22, 2008 - RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, presented the best of both worlds for transmission capabilities through the introduction of its RFX-ENG-II Dual Band package, which made its debut at NAB 2008. Presenting a state-of-the-art system capable of originating either 2 GHz or 7 GHz COFDM digital transmissions from one unit, the RFX-ENG-II is ideal for ENG news operations where broadcasters require use of both 2 GHz and 7 GHz bands.
Featuring 7 watts of output available in 2 GHz and 1 watt at 7 GHz, the ENG-II Dual Band is available in SD format while upgradeable to full HD via an optional software key. This package combines features from three RF Central signature products: RMT-II Dual Band transmitter, RMTC-II Dual Band rack-mounted transmitter control unit and the 2/7 GHz MMPA-II mast-mounted antenna amplifier.
“Today‘s broadcasters are faced with working within highly congested environments that require additional band capacity,” explains RF Central CEO Jeff Winemiller. “Our new ENG-II Dual Band was designed with that need in mind. In using the ENG-II Dual Band, broadcasters can easily switch from 2 GHz to 7 GHz at will at the flick of a switch.”
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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