Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC, a producer of broadcast solutions, unveils its newest wireless camera system, the RF Central microLite HD Elite system at the National Association of Broadcasters Show in Las Vegas.
The microLite HD system is a complete video RF link in a portable package, with all required accessories specifically chosen to optimize total system performance, IMT says. The microLite HD complete setup includes antennas that are optimized for high gain, durability and low weight, providing exceptional range without compromising the systems signature portability, according to the company. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8-GHz unlicensed or 2-GHz licensed bands.
The microLite HD is offered in the 5.8 gigahertz unlicensed band and has a typical range of up to 2,000 feet, said Deryk Thompson, a sales support engineer for IMT. The microLite HD has MPEG 4 compression, the unit accepts HDSDI in and between 18 different combinations of formats, Thompson said, “so when a customer plugs in any variety of video, the unit will automatically detect the type of video that’s going in.”
The microLite HD also features H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities while operating in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode, according to IMT. 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, which only support the H.264 baseline profile.
Another feature of the microLite HD is its ergonomic mounting, IMT says. The adjustable magic arm mount enables users to confidently set up the system and be sure that it is safe and secure at all times, the firm says. It allows users to place the receiver in demanding locations and know that it will stay in place and achieve optimal reception, the company says. Government broadcasters would be interested in the microLite HD because of its ease of operation, Thompson said. The unit has user defined presets that can be done ahead of time, he said. In addition, a user just has to plug in any flavor of video and it is detected. “For government users, simplicity is (the) key to operating the product,” he said.