Nucomm is unveiling the Newscaster DR 2 diversity receiver at IBC 2008 (stand 1.A30).
Updated from an existing model, the Newscaster DR offers new features including a split box and the ability to receive UHF digital signals in the 150MHz to 850MHz band.
Since the DR2 can receive lower frequency UHF digital signals, the unit works with external block downconverters (BDC). The DR2 can be supplied with BDCs that can receive a wide range of frequencies from 1.99GHz to 7.1GHz, depending on customer requirements.
The DR 2 is equipped with four RF inputs that communicate directly to the external BDCs, which form a maximum ratio combination that offers up to four input diversity receive signals. In using the external BDC, the Newscaster DR2’s receive antennas can be remotely mounted at a distance from the main unit. It is outfitted with an integrated COFDM demodulator, an MPEG-2 HD/SD decoder, internal power supply, an integrated spectrum analyzer and an on-screen display.
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