Nucomm is coming to IBC with enhancements to its popular ChannelMaster 7 series “split box” portable microwave link system.
Nucomm ChannelMaster 7
The new features to the ChannelMaster 7 series include DVB-S modulation (in addition to the FM analog and DVB-T/VSB digital options already available), new tripod/mounting hardware and a new user interface.
“Customers have been asking for a product that supports higher data rates than those available with standard 8MHz DVB-T (which is up to 31.7 Mbps),” said RF Extreme President Stephen Shpock. “Nucomm responded to this request by adding an additional software modulation mode DVB-S (DSNG), enabling more than twice the data rates of DVB-T. Nucomm believes that the ChannelMaster 7 offers unparalleled flexibility in offering four modulation modes integrated into the same reliable hardware platform [FM, VSB, DVB-T and DVB-DSNG].”
Nucomm’s entire ENG/OB product line is capable of HD operation using built-in encoding/decoding technology. All 7 Series products can be delivered with HD capability or delivered as SD and can be easily field upgraded to HD via a software key.
“Through our 7 Series, we have been able to offer fully integrated products that can be interchangeably used in both HD and SD formats,” said Shpock. “This eliminates the need for external accessories that would otherwise be required, presenting simplicity and convenience for today’s broadcaster.”
Included among the products making up the 7 Series are the ChannelMaster TX7 Portable Transmitter, the ChannelMaster RX7 Portable Receiver, the Newscaster VT7 ENG/OB Van Transmitter and the Newscaster CR7 Central Receiver.
Nucomm is part of the Vitec Group’s RF Extreme business unit.