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 aviation daredevil Yves Jetman Rossy will be a special guest speaker at the companys booth at IBC 2012 (Stand 1.D40).
Rossy will be on hand to discuss his amazing accomplishments in aviation and his use of IMTs microLite transmitter and receiver during his perilous and breathtaking flights. Rossy will be speaking at the IMT booth on Monday, September 10th at 12:00 and 15:00.
Rossy is a Swiss pilot, inventor and aviation trailblazer. In 2006, he became the first and only person ever to achieve sustained human flight using a jet-powered fixed wing strapped to his back. This jet pack has earned him the nickname of Jetman.
From two GoPro cameras mounted on the wing tips, the IMT microLite transmitter provides high-quality full HD video directly to the ground-based receive equipment. With flight distances of more than 4KM, the small, ultra-lightweight transmitter provides seamless video directly to the crowd below via large video walls on the ground. The microLite dual diversity receiver helps to ensure that there is always a signal, with no dropouts. Its ease of use and ultra-low electrical power requirements fit all of Rossys requirements for video transmission equipment. Additionally, the antenna chosen for the wing was the Blade antenna from IMTs sister company, Haigh-Farr, which represents some of the finest antenna engineering in the world. Offering a truly hemispherical pattern, the High-Fair antenna helps ensure that the signal is transmitted to the ground.
What Yves Rossy has been able to achieve is nothing short of spectacular and the fact that IMTs technology is allowing him to show live HD video and audio on the ground while he is in the air is a testament to the engineering and build quality of our products, says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. Yves has incredible stories to tell and we encourage all of those in attendance at IBC to come meet him and listen to him discuss his amazing feats of flight.
In May 2008, in front of the worldwide press, Rossy completed his first official flight over the Swiss Alps. In September 2008, 99 years after the first crossing of the English Channel by air, the man now known as Jetman followed the path of famed French aviator Louis Bl©riot, achieving an amazing flight that was broadcast live to 165 countries and widely covered by the worldwide press.
IMTs state-of-the-art microLite transmitter delivers HD/SD output at 250mW in 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. Its matchbox size makes it ideal for a wide range of broadcast applications. It supports video/audio/data transmission with selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8MHz. The microLite TX can output 250mW and may be reduced to low-power 20mW with the simple press of a button. If using a single video stream, users can simply switch the microLite TX into NBCOFDM (1.25 MHz/2.5 MHz) and double the range without increasing RF power. A video test pattern generator designed into the unit can be controlled externally through the preset switch, or programmed to be automatically enabled when the video input is lost. It also has an ASI input and output providing the ability to stack or multiplex multiple units. The microLite TXs user interface allows quick control of preset selection, RF power, standby modes and covert display mode.
IMTs microLite RX is a ruggedized HD/SD dual-diversity COFDM receiver that combines exceptional RF performance and ease of operation in a durable, weather-resistant package. It features superb H.264 SD and HD decoding, and supports a broad array of video output signals, including HD, ASI, HD-SDI and SD-SDI (SDI is auto-switched depending on the signal received). The microLite RX also has a composite video output, which is down-converted to SD when receiving HD signals. The receiver uses standardized cables and requires no special adapters. It also features an Ethernet port for streaming video over a LAN to remote software or hardware decoders. This allows many remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously.