Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Highlights Best-Selling RF Central microLite Transmitters at KOBA 2014
May 20, 2014 --
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 and Sports & Entertainment markets, demonstrates its complete family of RF Central microLite HD Transmitters at KOBA 2014. IMT will exhibit as part of KOIL's booth display (Booth A173). As IMT's long-time regional distributor, KOIL has supported the growth of IMT's RF systems in the area for more than 20 years.
Comprising the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter and two RF Central microLite HD camera-back transmitters, including the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip mounts, the complete microLite family of HD transmitters offers a full range of docking options for compatibility with nearly every ENG camera on the market.
Users can mount the RF Central microLite HD camera-top transmitter via a hot shoe, as well as pair it with Litepanels camera-mounted lighting solutions. For both the Anton/Bauer and V-Clip battery-docking options, the mount is positioned on both sides of the clamshell transmitter, allowing it to be connected to the camera. The battery can then be mounted to the transmitter. As a result, users can employ the battery to power up the transmitter and to pass power through to the camera. The RF Central microLite HD camera-back Anton/Bauer transmitter conveniently mounts between the Gold Mount(r) and Anton/Bauer Logic Series(r) battery. The RF Central V-Clip microLite HD transmitter mounts on the end of the cameras between a plate and any V-mount battery.
"By showcasing all three mounting options, we are able to demonstrate the unprecedented flexibility of the state-of-the-art microLite transmitter, which can work with any of your existing cameras," says IMT Regional Sales Manager, Asia, KS Tan. "Thanks to the support of our regional distributor, KOIL, we look forward to having the opportunity to meet with our existing and potential customers in the area."
Developed for the new generation of HD (SDI)-capable compact cameras, microLite has been specially designed to address the current domestic and international broadcasting band requirements within a single unit. All microLite HD transmitters are available in licensed 2-GHz and license-free 5.8-GHz frequency versions. The 2-GHz model covers from 1.9 to 2.5GHz and delivers up to 200mW, while the 5.8-GHz frequency band unit has a robust 100mW RF output. Depending on the mode and frequency, the transmitter has a range of up to one mile. The range and power can be increased from 200mW to 1W with the optional Nucomm Range Booster Amplifier (RBA), which is also on display at the show.
microLite features superb H.264 SD and HD encoding capabilities and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. 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 that only support the H.264 baseline profile.
Each model, which features user-friendly control panels, is the perfect companion for IMT's RF Central Direct VU handheld monitor/receiver. When used together, the RF Central microLite and the RF Central Direct VU combine to form a complete transmitter and receiver link in the field. With its compact design, both the microLite and Direct VU are ideal for a variety of mobile applications, including live sports events, reality TV productions, ENG/OB broadcast and video assist.
Since 1990, KOIL has worked with local broadcasters, such as KBS, MBC, Local MBC, TBC, EBS, OBS and YTN, in order to provide the latest in microwave and RF systems. This includes a range of IMT's solutions, including its fixed-link, wireless camera and broadcast helicopter downlink solutions.
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.
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.