News | December 18, 2012

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), Introduces Bluetooth-Capable CTx-II To MAG Market

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Ultra Compact SD COFDM Transmitter Ideal for Concealed Operation Applications

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, introduces its CTx-II COFDM Transmitter, which now features Bluetooth capabilities.

The CTx-II is an ultra-small, low-power, SD, COFDM video/audio transmitter with standard selectable modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8 MHz. It features H.264 SD encoding and operates in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode.

“The Bluetooth-capable CTx-II is specifically designed for integration into a system featuring a 10-pin standard Molex interface connector, which is ideal for the law enforcement market,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “Its low power consumption makes the CTx-II ideal for integration with cameras going into very small concealments. It is also versatile enough to be applicable to the robotics and UAV markets.” 

The IMT CTx-II Transmitter can be operated in 1.25- or 2.5-MHz narrow bandwidth COFDM (NBCOFDM) modes (optional). This mode uses the RF spectrum more efficiently, permitting more transmitters to be used simultaneously, or their useful range to be extended. Narrow bandwidth also delivers an extended usable range without requiring additional power output. This saves battery power and extends operational run times.

Users can program the video test pattern generator built into the CTx-II to turn on automatically if video input is lost. The CTx-II also features industry-standard BCRYPT AES encryption, preventing unauthorized viewing of the transmitted video.

The CTx-II requires little setup and is easy to use. Simply connect an antenna, apply power and video, and select a preset. Using IMT’s Smart Phone App, one can make configuration changes on the fly without accessing the unit buried inside concealments. For advanced functions, such as changing frequency plans, AES encryption keys or unit naming, eConn, an easy-to-use Windows administration software package, is supplied. eConn connects to the CTx-II through a mini USB connector or Bluetooth, allowing an administrator to configure up to 16 custom presets. These presets can store as much or as little information as the administrator wishes. Access control ensures that the end user cannot corrupt the configurations set up by the administrator.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC
Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. IMT’s solid reputation as a quality leader and a trusted provider of mission-critical wireless video solutions has enabled the company to obtain business with state and local police departments, NASA, the Department of Justice, the US Air Force as well as blue chip defense contractors.  IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

For more information, visit www.imt-government.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2011 revenue of £351M, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely.  Vitec is organised in three divisions:  Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services.

Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

For more information, visit www.vitecgroup.com.

SOURCE: Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT)