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Anton/Bauer offers new COFDM transmitter

29 June 2012
Anton/Bauer offers new COFDM transmitter

Anton/Bauer has made available its new AB HDTX, a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system offering the ability to transmit a robust HD signal over great distances, all the while being powered by Anton/Bauer batteries. A collaboration between Anton/Bauer and Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), Anton/Bauer’s AB HDTX System is a COFDM transmitter that uses the 5.8 GHz frequency band allowing customers to operate without the need for an FCC license. The AB HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the DirectVu handheld confidence monitor/receiver. The unit’s size makes it ideal for reality-based, ENG/EFP and live event coverage. “We gave attendees a sneak preview of the AB HDTX system at this year’s NAB and Cine Gear Expo, and the response was overwhelmingly positive,” said Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “Professionals love this system simply because it is compact, fits on the end of their camera, can be powered with their existing Anton/Bauer batteries and does not add much additional weight. We are proud to continue to offer solutions to help power our clients’ creativity, while protecting their investment.” As the system only draws about 15-watts, Anton/Bauer batteries, including the DIONIC 90, HC and HCX, can offer reliable power for extended periods of time.  The AB HDTX System has an RF output of 100 mW and is capable of accepting a wide range of HD/SD video formats along with embedded audio from the HD SDI output on the camera. The use of MPEG-4 compression allows the signal to travel a half-mile in line of site applications. The system offers users the flexibility to be able to choose from 12 different channels in which to transmit to ensure the least amount of interference. “This also allows the ability for multiple different cameras to transmit to one central receive site,” added Minowa. “In this application, a director can conveniently monitor different shots and make adjustments in realtime.” www.antonbauer.com

 

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