Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Groups Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, unveils its Nucomm Connect Live COFDM and multi-4G/LTE live-video HD transmitter at IBC 2012 (Stand 1.D40).
With video quality as its cornerstone, the Nucomm Connect Live combines the ultimate in COFDM wireless camera and 4G technology to produce the most versatile live-news wireless camera system on the market today.
In COFDM mode, the unit covers the 1.9- to 2.7-GHz frequency band. Additionally, the unit is available in the 5.8-GHz non-licensed band. For day-to-day news coverage, the multiple 3G/4G links can be used to transport HD video back to the studio in near real-time. Depending on the operators specific needs in the field, latency versus video quality can be quickly tuned between three preset modes (interview, balanced and high-quality) via the intuitive-touch LCD display.
The Connect Live is essentially two products in one, says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. With its dual COFDM and multiple 3G/4G capabilities, it is ideally suited for live and outside broadcast as well as news bureau applications. These new 3G/4G capabilities allow broadcasters to cover live breaking news from locations that would have been too costly or difficult to reach with traditional methods. Connect Live also offers an economical option for added flexibility and reach for breaking news and real-time reporting.
The Connect Live utilizes advanced adaptive encoding and bonding techniques to compensate for changing network conditions by adjusting frame rate, resolution, encoding rates and streaming parameters. With a boot-up time of less than 30 seconds, rapid deployment is possible. Available formats include 480i, 576i, 720p and 1080i. The unit can also be configured to accept composite, HD-SDI and SD-SDI. In addition, audio capabilities include analog and fully embedded audio.
The Connect Decoder is the companion receiver/decoder capable of receiving the COFDM or video from the public Internet. When combined with the Messenger Studio server, it harnesses all the power of rapid file transfers between the Connect Live wireless camera transmitter and the studio.