Microwave Service to distribute TVC multiplexers

The companies will jointly present the MegaMux STL-4000 and MegaMux ENG-4000 and provide live demonstrations at NAB2004 in Las Vegas.
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Transparent Video, a maker of multiplexing technology for television broadcasting, and Microwave Service, a provider of broadcast microwave equipment services, announced a distribution agreement for TVC’s MegaMux line of QuadStream encoder/decoder multiplexing add-ons.

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The MegaMux systems quadruple the output of existing analog transmitters -- in the field or at the studio -- without the addition of costly new microwave transmitter links.

The companies will jointly present the MegaMux STL-4000 and MegaMux ENG-4000 and provide live demonstrations at NAB2004 in Las Vegas.

The MegaMux systems quadruple the output of existing analog transmitters -- in the field or at the studio -- without the addition of costly new microwave transmitter links. MegaMux allows existing microwave analog radios to meet future FCC requirements for reduced bandwidth. MegaMux multiplexers require no FCC licensing, allowing stations to instantly gain digital performance from STL equipment they already own and enhance the transmitting capacity of ENG units by a power of four -- at a fraction of the normal cost.

The MegaMux STL-4000 features advanced MPEG encoding, decoding and multiplexing technologies, combined with mutlilevel, digital RF modulation. The all-in-one design is easy to install and improves the performance of legacy STL equipment by converting NTSC video signals to an MPEG-2 stream at approximately 6Mb/s. Studios can transmit NTSC or PAL video and the DVB-ASI HDTV transport stream to the tower simultaneously without installing additional microwave transmitter links.

The MegaMux ENG-4000 compresses four channels of composite video and four channels of stereo audio, cost-effectively boosting the bandwidth capacity of ENG units by 400 percent, without sacrificing video or audio quality. The self-contained rack-mount system transmits multiple video NTSC signals over a single analog system. The MegaMux ENG-4000 is a complete four-channel real-time MPEG-2 encoder multiplexer.

For more information visit www.transparentvideo.net.

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