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Oxygen DCT launches HD wireless monitoring system

5 February 2013
Oxygen DCT launches HD wireless monitoring system

Oxygen DCT has introduced AirWaves HD, a wireless HD monitoring system that comprises a camera-mounted transmitter and monitor-mounted receiver; which stream HD-SDI and HDMI signals wirelessly over the air, up to distances of 500m away. Video is throughput at a maximised data rate to produce uninterrupted high quality HD video with low latency and impressive resolution. Embedded audio and timecode are also carried transparently across the airwaves. Steve Hathaway, managing director of Oxygen DCT, said: “AirWaves HD is designed to meet market need for a multi-format wireless monitoring system that can deliver the high quality high definition pictures that today’s directors’ demand. With an automatic encoding rate adjustment that enables a constant output of 50Mpbs, plus the ability to connect to multiple LCD or OLED monitors simultaneously, AirWaves HD is the perfect complement to any professional television and film shoot.” A single push button initiates the pairing and automatic connection of the transmitter and receiver. The multi-format system handles full bandwidth 3G-SDI, HD-SDI, SD-SDI and HDMI video signals up to 1080p60 4:2:2. The AirWaves HD transmitter works with all makes of HD cameras and has an optional V Lock adaptor plate that allows it to be clipped on to the back of a camera and powered via the V Lock plate from V Lock equipped batteries. Whilst accepting power as low as 7V DC, these devices have been designed to work with power systems including the very latest high power 26V DC battery systems used with Arri Alexa cameras. The receiver can also be fitted with an optional V Lock adaptor plate, allowing it to be clipped onto any monitor equipped with the same facility. AirWaves HD offers a choice of two transmitters and two receivers, a HDMI only version and a HDMI and HD-SDI version, which may be mixed together in the most suitable combination for production requirements. AirWaves HD also employs the very latest MIMO antenna technology that gives improved communication performance by allowing extended link range without increasing bandwidth or power consumption and a latency of just 20ms. Whilst the standard AirWaves HD operates up to 150 metres, distances of up to 500 metres can easily be achieved using optional high gain antenna, and AirWaves HD can also safely be used in any location as it doesn’t require special FCC licenses.www.oxygendct.com

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