The Netherlands, Amsterdam, September 30, 2008 – RF Central, a leading provider of digital microwave technology, rolled out its new RFX-PRX-II portable handheld COFDM monitor/receiver at IBC. Ideal for a wide range of applications including ENG confidence monitoring and security surveillance, this lightweight palm-sized receiver (available in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz) is packaged in a compact housing that spans just 16 x 12 x 3.8 centimeters. To ensure durability, the system is fully ruggedized using an ABS plastic shell.
“RF Central has taken its signature RFX-PRX to new heights by streamlining its system into a smaller and more compact design,” says RF Central CEO Jeff Winemiller. “With the new RFX-PRX-II, ENG crews, TV production directors and police agencies are provided with the ability to receive microwave signals for technical, confidence or security, video monitoring applications that require discreet equipment.”
Delivering extreme sensitivity, the PRX-II is equipped with a 5.6 inch high-resolution screen and offers record and playback capabilities via a user replaceable flash memory card. While currently available in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, other frequency bands can be furnished upon request. Additionally, the PRX-II is CE approved and RoHS compliant. The unit receives COFDM DVB-T modulation in modes QPSK, 16QAM and 64 QAM.
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 specialised 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 The 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 organisation 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.