Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC now offers its RF Central microLite HD Elite System. Featuring IMT’s microLite HD transmitter and microLite HD receiver, this setup includes antennas designed to improve high gain, durability, weight, and range properties with portability. The receiver and transmitter are available in both the 5.8-GHz unlicensed or 2-GHz licensed bands.
The microLite HD MPEG-4 COFDM digital transmitter can deliver up to 200mW. The latency is less than four frames. It has H.264 HD and SD encoding capabilities while operating in the standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The manufacturer claims the H.264 video encoder supports the main profile of the H.264 standard, providing a 30-percent bit rate reduction or video quality improvement compared to encoders, which support only the H.264 baseline profile.
?The system’s ergonomic adjustable mounting arm allows users to set up and secure the receiver system, and a camera shoe bracket attaches to a Litepanels micro light. A configurable DC power cabling system and AC power supply expand connecting options in the field. The adapters and cables can be mixed and matched between the receiver and transmitter.
?At 12 cubic inches, the Elite system is packaged in a portable waterproof pelican case fitted for accessories, cables and adapters.
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