Robust, Wide-Band HD COFDM Transmitter Ideal for Broadcast ENG
AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 4, 2012 – Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, officially introduces its RF Central 2-GHz microLite HD transmitter to the European market at IBC 2012 (Stand 1.D40).
The camera-mountable 2-GHz microLite HD transmitter features SD/HD encoding capabilities in a miniature transmit solution package and has been specially designed to address both domestic and international broadcasting band requirements within a single unit. The 2-GHz microLite HD now includes coverage from 1.9- to 2.5-GHz and delivers up to 200mW from a package of less than 12 cubic inches. Developed for a new generation of HD (SDI) capable compact cameras, the transmitter supports video and embedded audio transmission. The unit’s size makes it ideal for broadcast ENG operations.
“The 2-GHz microLite HD transmitter is a product focused on the immediate needs of today’s broadcaster,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “We are happy to officially introduce this product to the international broadcast community at IBC 2012.”
The 2-GHz microLite HD may be camera mounted via a hot shoe or paired with Litepanels’ camera-mounted lighting solutions. It features superb H.264 SD and HD encoding capabilities, and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports the main profile of the H.264 standard, providing a 30 percent bit-rate reduction or video quality improvement compared to encoders that only support the H.264 baseline profile.
Like all RF Central products, the 2-GHz microLite HD has a user-friendly local control panel. It has four keys to control preset selection, high/low RF power, TX/standby and color bars. The 2-GHz microLite HD is a perfect companion to IMT’s microLite HD receiver, combining with it to form a complete link.
About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services. IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.
More information can be found atwww.imt-broadcast.com.
A Snapshot of The Vitec Group
Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.
Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.
Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found atwww.vitecgroup.com.