Nucomm unveiling GOPAC2 at Broadcast & Technology Expo
Inc. is showcasing its GoPac2 multifunction portable COFDM transmit system at the
Broadcast & Technology Expo 2007 (Booth #A15). Designed to deliver the
highest quality HD or SD video for electronic news gathering (ENG) and sports
coverage, the GoPac2 system is based on Nucomm’s award winning CamPac2 wireless
camera transmitter. The GoPac2 package brings the exciting new technology
offered by the CamPac2 to a new level, expanding the capabilities of a
broadcaster’s news gathering or sports coverage operations.
features such as integrated HD/SD MPEG2 encoding with low latency, dual
pedestal, variable bandwidth COFDM (5 to 16 MHz), multi-band operation (2/7
GHz), variable RF output to 5 watts and remote control via a removable front
panel, the GoPac2 brings a new level of versatility to a microwave transmit
GoPac2 consists of the CamPac2 wireless camera transmitter and its companion
GoPac2 amplifier docking station. The CamPac2 can be used as a wireless camera
transmitter or attached via a standard Anton Bauer or Sony V-Clip connection to
the GoPac2 amplifier where it can be operated on a tripod or in a news vehicle
transmitting up to 5 watts. The system is fitted into a small portable carry
case and can be quickly removed and set up as required, converting virtually
any car, truck or motorcycle into an ENG transmit vehicle.
GoPac2 can be configured for either HD or SD operation; the HD version will
function in HD or SD modes. The system accepts a variety of video input formats,
including SDI, HD SDI, component, and composite, as well as DVB-ASI for
HD applications, the GoPac supports 720P and 1080i encoding, in either 4:2:0 or
4:2:2 mode. Various audio configurations are supported, with dual audio inputs,
configurable from mic to line level, or as AES/EBU digital audio. Audio levels
are easily set using the programmable gain and displayed on the colour TFT
display as digital VU meters.
operating ease and flexibility, the GoPac2 can be remotely controlled via
RS-232/RS-485 using a PDA or a PC, and the control panel can be removed
allowing remote control from up to 100 feet away.