Nucomm Compact Portable Video Transmitter Conquers
Unique Challenges of Fast-Paced Live Sports Broadcasting
MOUNT OLIVE, NJ, OCTOBER 16, 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 & Entertainment and MAG markets, announces that the Nucomm Compact Portable Transmitter (CPTx-II)has received a nomination in the NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards 2013.
The first annual NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards (PIA) honor outstanding product introductions that serve TV, professional video and broadcast/online radio companies. The PIA program recognizes excellence in manufacturing of products serving these specialized markets.
“We are proud that the CPTx-II transmitter has received a nomination in the NewBay Media Product Innovation Awards 2013,” says IMT Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “It is a privilege to be recognized by such a prestigious organization that supports such a wide range of markets with its diverse publications, including those titles that cover excellence in the broadcast manufacturing industry.”
The Nucomm CPTx-IIis a lightweight RF video transmitter that delivers HD/SD output at up to eight watts in 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. This compact, portable transmitter 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. 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 are now ‘run and transmit.’
The CPTx-II supports video/audio/data/telemetry with selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7, and 8 MHz. In addition to the small size, the unit has very low latency and low power consumption. It weighs about 3 kg and comes with a variety of bespoke mounts, including special mounts for motorcycles. The maneuverability of a motorcycle fitted with video transmission capabilities 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 or receive site. It is capable of a 30 percent bit-rate reduction and video quality improvement compared to other encoders due to its advanced H.264 codec features. It is also capable of AES encryption, making it ideal for high-profile live sports broadcast applications.
Winners will be selected in October by a panel of professional users and will be featured in TV Technology, Digital Video, Creative Planet Network, Government Video, Video Edge, Radio World and Radio magazine.
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.