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, is pleased to announce that its Nucomm Newscoder 4
and RF Central microLite HD Elite System
were both chosen for Broadcast Engineerings
2011 NAB Pick Hit Awards, due to the products innovative design, operation and efficiency.
We are honored to be the recipient of Broadcast Engineerings 2011 NAB Pick Hit Award for our Nucomm Newscoder 4 and RF Central microLite Elite products, says Integrated Microwave Technologies President, Stephen Shpock. We are pleased to be recognized, amongst those professionals that work day-to-day in the industry, for our commitment to providing high-end innovative products at an affordable price that improve efficiency in broadcast operations.
The Broadcast Engineering Pick Hit Awards are the longest-running and most prestigious technical awards in the industry. With a 27-year history, (the first Pick Hit Awards were conferred at NAB in 1984), they have become the most coveted technology award at both NAB and IBC. The awards recognize innovative broadcast and production technology. They are selected by a panel of independent judges who tour the convention floor looking for new products and technology. The judges then meet and make their selections based on several criteria, including the technical and financial improvements the product can bring to a facility's operation. Broadcast Engineering's editors and publishers have no vote in the selection process, ensuring the winners truly represent outstanding achievement in the eyes of a group of people representative of those making TV happen.
The Newscoder 4 is a competitively priced, compact, low power, HD/SD, video/audio encoder that enables the broadcasters to transmit HD content efficiently over the same infrastructure used to transmit standard definition content. The NCTX-4 can attach to a broadcasters legacy BAS equipment, whether in an ENG/OB truck, news helicopter or camera back transmitter. The Newscoder 4 input accepts either SD-SDI or HD-SDI inputs, plus embedded audio. The encoder automatically detects the video input format, digitizes and passes it to a high performance H.264/AVC MP@L4 video encoder where the video is compressed down to an extremely low data rate. The resulting output is an ASI transport stream.
The microLite HD Elite system is a complete video RF link in a portable package, with all required accessories specifically chosen to optimize total system performance. Featuring IMTs award-winning ultra-miniature microLite HD Transmitter and microLite HD Receiver, this complete setup includes hand selected antennas that are optimized for high gain, durability and low weight, providing exceptional range without compromising microLite HDs signature portability. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8 GHz unlicensed or 2 GHz licensed bands. The microLite HD ultra-compact MPEG-4 COFDM digital transmitter can deliver up to 200mW from a package of less than six cubic inches and features superb H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities while operating 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, which only support the H.264 baseline profile.