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April 3rd, 2015

Of SatBroadcasting™ Interest: Deployment Of Video Microwave Link Services By Quinto + IMT In Australia


[SatNews] When the Australian Traffic Network, Oz’s leading  media  provider  of traffic news  and  information,  and  Top  Notch  Video,  a major video and  multimedia  production  company that  provides  video  microwave  link services,  upgraded  their  equipment  to  meet  Australia’s  latest  2-GHz  ENG  frequency standards,  they  turned  to Quinto  Communications  Pty  Ltd.  and Integrated Microwave  Technologies’  (IMT),  a  provider of  advanced  digital  microwave  systems serving the Broadcast and Sports & Entertainment markets.

Quinto,  IMT’s  official  Australian  and  New  Zealand  reseller,  helped  both  customers replace  their  previous  equipment  with  the  company’s  latest-generation transmitters,  enabling  high-quality,  high-efficiency  H.2 64  SD/HD  video  encoding  and transmission capabilities in the new 2 GHz frequency band.

John  Payne  IV,  CTO,  Integrated  Microwave  Technologies, said,  “As  a broadcaster and production company, respectively, Australian Traffic Network and Top Notch  Video  reflect  not  just  the  diversity  of  our  customer  base,  but  the  array  of applications of our products in the field, from the ground to the air.”

Nucomm CPTx-II portable transmitter and companion panel remote access control unit used as an airborne transmitter in a helicopter.
The  Australian Traffic  Network  has  deployed  IMT’s  Nucomm Compact  Portable Tx-II (CPTx-II) transmitters in its Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane traffic helicopters, along with its ground-based microwave links in Melbourne, Adelaide and Perth. The CPTx-II is an  extremely  cost-effective,  compact  and  lightweight  high- power  digital  microwave transmitter ideal for mobile and aviation use. In helicopter applications, it is coupled with the  IMT  Nucomm  Access  RC  Helicopter  remote  control  unit  with  standard  aviation mounting.

Based  in  Sydney,  Top  Notch  Video  covers  both  scheduled  shows  and  unscheduled breaking news  events  for  all  of  the  free-to-air  commercial  broadcast  networks  in  the region.  The  company  is  now  equipped  with IMT’s  Nucomm  Channel  Master Tx7,  an extremely rugged, portable microwave transmitter capable of both MPEG-2 and H.264 HD and SD operation.

Quinto offers a complete range of microwave wireless digital video link solutions, from cost-effective, lightweight, low-delay, miniature low-power links ideal for body-worn, on- camera  and  radio  controlled  “QuadCopter”  and  “OctoCopter”  applications,  to  mobile television  broadcast links  for  vehicles  and  aircraft,  along  with  fixed  wireless links  for digital video and data transmission.