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October 17th, 2013

Integrated Microwave Technologies—Run + Transmit (Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest—Transmitter)

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[SatNews] Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) has announced 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-II is 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 8MHz. In addition to the small size, the unit has very low latency and low power consumption. It weighs about 3kg 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.