Nucomm Launches New ProQ DTV IFB Receiver

Nucomm's ProQ DTV IFB Receiver Nucomm Inc. debuted its new ProQ DTV IFB receiver at HD World 2008. The ProQ DTV IFB receiver features dual UHF/VHF antennas, two advanced silicon tuners and sixth generation VSB demodulators.

The ProQ is 5-by-1.75-by-8.5 inches. It contains an MPEG Layer 1/Layer 2 audio decoder that is capable of decoding two independent sound programs, providing up to four audio channels and using bit rates as low as 32 kbps for each. Coupled with a low-latency audio encoders and proper design of the DTV packet insertion, total audio latency can be less than 80 ms. The IFB is output on a 5-pin XLR connector.

"Through our new ProQ DTV IFB receiver, users in the field can monitor the quality of DTV transmission and receive cueing signals from the studio," said John Payne IV, vice president of engineering. "It also affords broadcasters the benefits of streaming DTV video over IP, which is becoming a new standard within today's industry."

The ProQ DTV IFB Receiver will be shipping in December.