Las Vegas, NV, March 20, 2009 â€“ RF Central, soon to be part of The Vitec Groupâ€™s RF Extreme, LLC and a leading digital microwave technology provider, is presenting its RFX-CMT-II camera-mounted transmitters in both 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz at NAB 2009 (Booth C3707). The 2 GHz unit is designed for live ENG news and sports broadcast applications and the 5.8 GHz unit is geared for live sports stadium, arena coverage and license free applications. Both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality, low-latency, HD encoding technology.
Each featuring inputs of HD, SDI, ASI or Composite video signals, these new products are perfect for live and real time image transmissions. The units excel in live broadcasts, live stadium displays, surveillance, monitoring and situational awareness applications. The compact systems offer a variable 6/7/8 MHz modulator, 100mw power output, and full MPEG menu control by the customer. They are built for live transmissions requiring the ultimate in quality and performance from a wireless camera transmitter. The 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz CMT-IIâ€™s linear RF amplification technology limits spectral re-growth at full power to less than -35dBc, offering robust RF performance. Other frequencies are available upon request.
â€œRF Central prides itself in providing commercial off-the-shelf technology alternatives and sophisticated solutions for todayâ€™s world of live broadcast and live image transmission of news and sports coverage,â€? says RF Extreme President Stephen Shpock. â€œThe RFX-CMT-II in 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz units are representative of that mission.â€?
While the RFX-CMT-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz products are available in SD, they are software upgradeable to full HD via software key and will interface with all standard broadcast portable power systems.
About RF Central
RF Central manufactures and supplies state-of-the-art microwave equipment to television broadcast and government customers throughout the United States. As one of the premier suppliers of broadcast equipment required to complete the 2 GHz BAS transition, RF Central has grown from a few employees in 2005 to over 60 full-time dedicated professionals today. Located in Carlisle, PA, RF Central also provides specialized integration, installation, and engineering services. RF Central is marked by its unique qualifications within the industry, its focus on customer service and its dedication to expanding and improving the terrestrial microwave options available to customers. RF Central, along with Microwave Service Company and Nucomm, forms The Vitec Group RF Extreme business unit, part of The Vitec Group Broadcast Systems Division. For more information about RF Central; visit www.rfcentral.com.
About The Vitec Group plc
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation
for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Groupâ€™s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (Â£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.