RF CENTRAL DEBUTS PRO-LINK HD 5.8 GHZ HD/SD VIDEO PORTABLE MICROWAVE LINK AT IBC 2010
Offers MPEG-4 Encoding/Decoding with up to 2,000 Foot Range
AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, SEPTEMBER 10, 2010 – RF Central, a Vitec Group brand, and a leading provider of digital and analog microwave systems for the broadcast, sports and entertainment, government, military and international marketplace, is debuting its Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link at IBC 2010 (Stand 1.B31).
The 2-way diversity receiver Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link is the latest addition to the comprehensive RF Central MPEG-4 product portfolio. The Pro-Link HD offers both balanced microphone and line level inputs via switch selectable XLR connectors on the transmitter. The high quality, rugged, seamlessly integrated transmitter and receiver platform comes in a milled aluminum chassis for secure transportation and heavy use in a variety of broadcasting environments, bringing together value and return on investment.
“The Pro-Link HD was designed as a high quality, yet value priced technology solution. In addition to a host of advanced engineering performance features, such as HD/SD, 1080i, 720p, and bi-directional communication, the new portable microwave link has reliable performance and is very user friendly,” says Stephen Shpock, president, Integrated Microwave Technologies. “This compact system delivers considerable operational benefits to ENG news broadcasts, sports coverage, and church and worship applications.”
The Pro-Link HD is equipped with phantom power for microphone inputs, providing cost-effective solutions for roaming news, sports crews and house of worship productions. The transmitter is designed to mount between an ENG camera and its battery. The receiver has built in flexibility and can be fitted on its compatible tripod or customized for specific location requirements, increasing the versatility of the system use. Depending upon conditions, the Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link can achieve a distance range of up to 610 meters (2000 feet) in both HD and SD, dependent on conditions.
Operating in the 5.8 GHz license-free band, the Pro-Link HD distributes high-quality wireless digital video and audio all in a compact package.
For more information on additional products RF Central will showcase at IBC 2010, please visit the company’s booth during the show or visit www.rfcentral.com.
About RF Central
RF Central manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States. RF Central also provides specialized integration, installation, and engineering services. RF Central is marked by its unique qualifications within the industry and its dedication to expanding and improving the terrestrial microwave options available to customers.
A Snapshot of the Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.
Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.
Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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