World Cup 2010: Integrated Microwave Technologies Provides Emergency Support in South Africa
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) has delivered a number of its Nucomm and RF Central brand wireless receiver and transmitter systems as emergency backup to its Johannesburg-based representative, Zimele Broadcasting Services, as a free service to its clients covering the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa.
On behalf of IMT (a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division), Zimele will provide complimentary initial first-line telephone support and quickly distribute the units to any customers in the rare event that a receiver or transmitter system fails. Zimele will personally hand courier the units to any venue within four hours of Johannesburg, and will use an express delivery service to Durban and Cape Town.
“We are delighted to extend this free-of-charge service to our valued customers for such a prestigious and high-profile event,” says Simon Clifford, director of international sales at Integrated Microwave Technologies. “As the most watched sporting event in the world, it is essential that our customers covering the event have the proper channels in place should something unexpectedly happen with the equipment, or if a question arises. We will ensure the gear is ready for action, and that the necessary communication channels are in place to support any customer’s needs and requests efficiently.”
Integrated Microwave Technologies will be loaning out from its Nucomm brand, the CamPac2 wireless camera transmitter and complementary Newscaster DR1 receiver. Both products are designed for portable and mobile video applications. From its RF Central brand, IMT will be providing the CMT-II camera mounted transmitter, PHT-II portable digital transmitter, and X6-II six-way COFDM diversity receiver.
All of these products offer total value in high quality, low delay, standard definition and optional HD encoding technology. In particular, the PHT-II is an upgradable portable digital transmitter flexible in design, allowing the CMT-II camera transmitter to be used as a standalone at 100 mw or with an integral power amplifier that delivers 5 watts output power and lastly, RF Central’s X6-II is a six-way COFDM diversity which now features an internal SD/HD decoder.
“We have a number of South American and European customers in attendance, including the Associated Press Television News from the UK,” Clifford says. “We are confident that any future customer who evaluates these systems will be very pleased and ready to purchase.”