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Las Vegas, March 4, 2008 - RF Central, a leading digital microwave technology provider, is debuting its new RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz rack-mounted receiver units at NAB 2008 (Booth C6622). While the 2 GHz is primarily designed for ENG news remotes and the 5.8 GHz is geared toward live sports stadium and arena coverage, both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-delay, HD decoding technology.


Each is able to receive both standard and high definition signals and output composite video, SDI (HD) or DVB-ASI depending on the source. They both feature an array of audio capabilities that include analog, digital and fully embedded audio outputs, providing exceptional performance for central receive sites, ENG and fixed link applications. The RMR-II units offer robust RF performance with exceptional adjacent channel rejection and are built with a state-of-the-art fully upgradeable COFDM decoder. Demodulation modes include QPSK, 16 QAM and 64 QAM with auto detection. While presently available in the 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, additional frequencies are available upon request.


“The RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz receivers are representative of RF Central‘s mission to provide today‘s broadcasters with alternatives and sophisticated technology,” says RF Central CEO Jeff Winemiller. “We are happy that these products are now available to broadcasters and professional users. While they are fully qualified to be part of the BAS relocation project when shipped in their standard definition format, they are strategically built to grow with programming needs as broadcasts evolve into the digital age with full HD upgradeability.”


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

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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