IBC 2010: RF Central Debuts Pro-Link HD Portable Video Microwave Link

RF Central, a Vitec Group brand, is debuting its Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link at IBC 2010 (Stand 1.B31).

The 2-way diversity receiver Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link is the latest addition to the RF Central MPEG-4 product portfolio. The Pro-Link HD offers balanced microphone and line level inputs via switch selectable XLR connectors on the transmitter. The integrated transmitter and receiver platform comes in a milled aluminum chassis for secure transportation and heavy use in a variety of broadcasting environments.

“The Pro-Link HD was designed as a high quality, yet value priced technology solution,” says Stephen Shpock, president, Integrated Microwave Technologies. “In addition to a host of advanced engineering performance features, such as HD/SD, 1080i, 720p, and bi-directional communication, the new portable microwave link has reliable performance and is very user friendly. This compact system delivers considerable operational benefits to ENG news broadcasts, sports coverage, and church and worship applications.”

The Pro-Link HD is equipped with phantom power for microphone inputs, providing cost-effective solutions for roaming news, sports crews, and house of worship productions. The transmitter is designed to mount between an ENG camera and its battery.  The receiver has can be fitted on its compatible tripod or customized for specific location requirements. Depending upon conditions, the Pro-Link HD 5.8 GHz HD/SD Portable Video Microwave Link can achieve a distance range of up to 610 meters (2000 feet) in both HD and SD, dependent on conditions. Operating in the 5.8 GHz license-free band, the Pro-Link HD distributes wireless digital video and audio in one compact package.

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