RFX-CMT wireless transmitter enhances coverage of triathlon qualifier

The RF Central device provided broadcast-quality shots from close range without interfering with contestants
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Designed for electronic newsgathering, the RFX-CMT transforms a standard newsgathering camcorder into a digital wireless camera.

Producers of the Ironman Triathlon qualifier in Madison, WI, last month relied on the RF Central 5.8GHz RF Extreme Camera Mounted Transmitter (RFX-CMT) to give their cameraman the opportunity to get close to the action and to move around freely without the restriction of wires.

Designed for electronic newsgathering, the RFX-CMT transforms a standard news gathering camcorder into a digital wireless camera. The transmitter simply clips on to the battery adaptor plate. The device uses COFDM modulation and supports MPEG-2 4:2:0 and MPEG-2 4:2:2 encoding.

For the qualifying event, the RFX-CMT lets the cameraman move around the race transition areas without cables — so there are no safety concerns about interfering with contestants — and still deliver broadcast-quality images.

For more information, visit www.rfcentral.com.

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