CPTx-II Conquers Unique Challenges of Fast-Paced Live Sports Broadcasting
AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 13, 2013 —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 and entertainment markets, highlights its Nucomm Compact Portable Transmitter(CPTx-II) at IBC 2013 (Hall 1, Stand D.40).
The Nucomm CPTx-II is a lightweight, compact, portable RF video transmitter that delivers HD/SD output at up to 8 Watts in 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. It is ideal for covering motorcycle and bicycle races, marathons, triathlons and other fast-paced, high-speed ENG/OB events using such smaller on-course vehicles as cars, motorcycles and even bicycles.
“We are excited to bring our CPTx-II transmitter to IBC and introduce it to the European market,” says IMT Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “The CPTx-II was designed to offer exceptional RF performance and ease of operation. Instead of ‘run and shoot,’ motorcycles and other smaller ENG/OB and production vehicles now are ‘run and transmit.’ ”
The CPTx-II supports video/audio/data/telemetry with selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8MHz. In addition to the small size, the unit has very low latency and low power consumption. It weighs about 3kg and comes with a variety of bespoke mounts, including special mounts for motorcycles. The maneuverability of a motorcycle fitted with video transmission capability offers significant advantages when covering road races, as the camera can follow the action and get onto roads that might be too narrow for a car to navigate safely among the athletes.
The video from the CPTx-II can be received on any MPEG-4-capable handheld receiver and receive site. As it uses advanced features of the H.264 codec, it is capable of a 30 percent bit-rate reduction and video quality improvement compared to other encoders. It is also capable of AES encryption, making it ideal for high-profile live sports broadcast applications.
“The CPTx-II is another example of IMT’s commitment to providing innovative products to the broadcast industry worldwide,” adds Shpock.
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 & Video, Photographic and Military, Aerospace and Government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2012 revenue of £345.3 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three Divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services.
Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.
Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography and video.
Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support to TV production teams and film crews.
More information can be found at: www.vitecgroup.com.