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Welcome to the Nucomm/RF Central

Product Guide

Table of Contents

Copyright 2010, The Vitec Group plc. All rights reserved.

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Table of Contents
About the Microwave Service Company Brand .................. 2
About the RF Central Brand ................................................ 4
Digital Fixed Link Systems
Digital STL/ICR Systems
GL (RFC).................................................................... 5
NuLinx (Nucomm)........................................................ 6
RMR-II (RFC) . ........................................................... 7
Digital Mods/Demods
Analog Coder2 (Nucomm)........................................... 8
V-Stream2 (Nucomm).................................................. 9
Digital ENG/OB Systems
Digital ENG/OB Transmit Systems
Newscaster VT7 (Nucomm) ...................................... 10
ENG-II (RFC) ........................................................... 11
IP ENG and IFB Systems
ProQ DTV IFB System (Nucomm) . ........................... 12
ENG/OB Transmit Antennas
Newsblaster/Megablaster (Nucomm) ....................... 13
Digital Portable and Airborne Systems
Digital Portable and Airborne Systems
ChannelMaster TX7 (Nucomm) ................................ 14
ChannelMaster RX7 (Nucomm) ................................ 15
ChannelMaster TX7T/RX7T (Nucomm) .................... 16
ChannelMaster LITE............................................... 17
microLITE HD......................................................... 18
Newscaster DR2 (Nucomm) ..................................... 19
Access RC Remote Control Unit (Nucomm) ............ 20
SkyLink C100 (Nucomm) ...................................... 21
CamPac2 Pro/News (Nucomm) . .............................. 22

Portable and Airborne Antennas and Accessories


SkyLink HD (Nucomm) ............................................. 30
Digital Central Receive Systems
Central Receivers
Newscaster DR2 (Nucomm) ..................................... 31
RMR-X6-II-D (RFC) ................................................. 32
Newscaster CR7 (Nucomm) ..................................... 33
Master Control Systems
Navigator II (Nucomm) . ............................................ 34
TouchStar (Nucomm) ............................................ 35
Publications ..................................................................... 36
The Nucomm ProQ Digital IFB Solutions:
.Cost Effectively Improving Communications between
the Studio and Remote Locations
Applications of Digital Video Microwave Using
COFDM.Modulation, Space Diversity Receivers and
Maximum Ratio Combining Techniques
Digital Awareness: Comprehensive Overview of
MPEG Compression and COFDM Modulation:
How They Can be Used Effectively for Microwave
Transmission

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Table of Contents

About the Nucomm Brand .................................................. 3

Pro-Link HD (RFC) .................................................. 23


RPS (Nucomm) ......................................................... 24
CMT-II (RFC) ........................................................... 25
GoPac2 (Nucomm) ................................................... 26
PHT-II HD (RFC) ...................................................... 27
NLL-II (RFC) ............................................................ 28
PRX-II (RFC) ............................................................ 29

About The Vitec Group . ...................................................... 1

About The Vitec Group


1

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 2009 revenue of 315 million, 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.
More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com

www.vitecgroup.com

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About the Vitec Group

Capture the moment

About the Microwave Service Company Brand


2

equipment supplier providing the Broadcast, Military, Law Enforcement, Telecom, and Cable
Television markets with a comprehensive line of accessory assemblies to complement fixed
and portable microwave equipment from 2 GHz to 40 GHz.
The reliable and rugged line of MSC products has been selected by industry leaders around
the world who value the quality products which are a hallmark of the MSC brand.
Mission and Reputation MSC prides itself on delivering superior quality and service. Founded
by President Warren Parece, MSC has developed a solid reputation among broadcast professionals for delivering innovative technology and exceptional service.
Poised for the Future As the market moves further into the digital age, the MSC brand continues to evolve as the preferred source for RF related accessories. As part of the Vitec Group, a
global provider of wide ranging equipment and services to the broadcast, entertainment, and
photographic industries, the MSC brand complements the Vitec Group reputation for product
innovation, service and reliability, and has a foundation for continued growth and worldwide
expansion.

www.microwaveservice.com

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About the Microwave Service Company Brand

Microwave Service Corporation (MSC) is well known as a premiere international microwave

About the Nucomm Brand


3

The comprehensive line of Nucomm vehicle, portable,


ultra-portable, and fixed link microwave systems has been
selected by industry leaders around the world who value the
feature rich and flexible products which are a hallmark of the
Nucomm brand.
Our Mission Nucomms primary responsibility is to provide
quality, world-class products that will serve our clients for
years. In the words of founder Dr. John B. Payne, The key
to our success is in maintaining a firm commitment to our
clients, the industry, and the technology. By focusing on
innovation, product quality, and client satisfaction, Nucomm
has gained a solid reputation for reliable, leading-edge
microwave systems.
A History of Accomplishments. From its inception in
1990, Nucomm has been a trendsetter in product research,

development and manufacturing, introducing products with


features, technologies, and capabilities never before offered:
First solution for passing digital signals through analog
microwave systems (Analog Coder)
First digital STL system, and first use of 8VSB modulation in a digital microwave link
First to demonstrate the advantages of digital transmission for electronic newsgathering
Pioneered the use of microprocessor and surface mount
technology in portable systems
First to provide multi-band microwave transmitters and
receivers in a compact package
First video microwave systems with built-in self-test, pattern generators and spectrum monitors
Poised for Future Innovation. The Nucomm brand continues to evolve as the preferred source for end-to-end digital
microwave video solutions. As part of the Vitec Group, a
global provider of wide ranging equipment and services to
the broadcast, entertainment, and photographic industries,
the Nucomm brand complements the Vitec Group reputation
for product innovation and reliability, and has a foundation
for continued growth and worldwide expansion.

Nucomm
101 Bibly Road, Hackettstown, NJ 07840
www.nucomm.com

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About the Nucomm Brand

Nucomm is the premier video microwave brand providing systems to the Broadcast, Military, Law Enforcement,
Telecom, and Cable Television markets worldwide. An
acknowledged industry leader, Nucomm maintains its
position at the forefront of technological innovation, and
stands for a continuing commitment to provide leading edge,
cost-effective, and robust solutions.

About The RF Central Brand


4
Our products are not our only strengths. Integration and

preeminent sources for wireless digital video solutions. By

maintenance services are another hallmark of the RF Central

providing fixed and portable microwave links, along with

brand. From systems design engineering, test, and installa-

engineering and integration services, the RF Central brand

tion, to repair and life-cycle support, our rapid response to

offers clients wireless digital video solutions for broadcast,

clients real-world needs is a top priority. We focus on total

sports, entertainment, and government applications.

client satisfaction, exceeding customers expectations with

We serve our customers at the highest level, addressing their


evolving needs. As the premier supplier of digital RF equipment, we have proven ourselves innovative and responsive
to the market. Our success is founded in an understanding
of our customers needs, and providing outstanding quality
products and services to meet them.

our team of design engineers, technicians, and field engineers. These professionals all have years of experience in
the design, installation, and deployment of portable transmit,
central receive, and fixed link microwave systems. We also
work collaboratively with customers to design, create, and
deliver custom fabricated solutions for terrestrial, mobile,
and airborne video platforms.

The RF Central product line provides clients a vast array of solutions to fit virtually every application. Radios are designed with
a focus on maximum performance, reliability, and functionality.
Clients find our equipment easy to set-up, transport, and useall
key benefits to the markets we serve. RF Centrals commitment

The RF Central brand is exemplified by unique qualifications


within the marketplace, focus on total customer satisfaction,
and dedication to expanding and improving the terrestrial
microwave options available to customers worldwide.

to extensive research and development ensures our product


line remains cutting-edge.

RF Central
99 Garden Parkway, Carlisle PA 17103
www.rfcentral.com

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About the RF Central Brand

The RF Central brand has quickly emerged as one of the

GL Digital Fixed Link System


5

2 to 23 GHz

n COFDM
n Data

and single carrier QAM modulation

rates to 155 Mbit/s

n Simultaneous

split modulation/demodulation (COFDM and single carrier QAM)

n DVB-S
n DVB-T
n MER

- Status

n BER

- Status

n Loss

of signal detection for carrier, ASI,


video and many other input signals

n Full

SNMP control over internet/intranet

n Simplex/duplex
n Diversity/Hot-standby
n Channel

bandwidth 6 to 40 MHz

n Any

band between 1.4 to 24 GHz with


internal or external RF options

n
n

Internal SD/HD MPEG2 Encoder/Decoder


option
Many AC and DC power options
Full control via password protected front
panel
External telemetry for monitoring third
party equipment

n Power

control over third party power


amplifiers

n External

alarm inputs

An extremely flexible, modular digital fixed link system, the GL offers a


remote RF head (to 23 GHz) and internal RF modules (to 14 GHz) for fixed
link (STL, TSL, ICR) applications. Through interface modules, the mainframe can be configured to meet any application now and in the future.
Central to the GL is the internal bidirectional modem card, configurable
for single carrier QAM or COFDM modulation, at rates up to 155 Mbps, in
duplex or split modulation modes.
Optionally, users can select internal RF modules for existing waveguide
installations or external RF Heads (using low cost coax cable) (high and
low power heads available) where long waveguide lengths are expensive
and suffer high losses.
Available T1 and E1 interfaces transport PBX and RS 232/422 traffic
as well as audio and control signals. An Ethernet interface is available
for Internet and Intranet traffic and is multiplexed on the carrier as ASI.
Internal MPEG2 encoder options support legacy CVBS video signals,
while digital services can be added by the internal multiplexer input.
The GL can optionally provide internal transparent multiplexing for transport of streams without re-mapping. Up to 8 streams can be muxed with
complete transparency. Hot standby, ASI switching, automatic logging of
15,000 alarm events, 100 to 240 VAC and 24/48 DC power options, full
Java web interface and dedicated remote program control over Internet or
Intranet, are just some of the features that are standard.

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Digital STL/ICR Systems

Features:

NuLinx
6

Digital/Analog Microwave Link


1.3 GHz to 15.4 GHz
n STL/TSL
n ENG

backhaul

n Satellite

backhaul

n Multi-hop

systems

Features:
n Supports

FM, VSB, QPSK, COFDM and


16 to 128QAM

n Transport

data rates to 120 Mbs

n Smart

display system using back-lit, multiline LCD for all system control and alarm

n Broadband
n Low

linearized RF power amplifiers

noise high dynamic gain LNA with

AGC
n RS232

and Ethernet control and


monitoring interfaces

n Split

chassis design, no extender cards


necessary

n Available

in simplex, duplex and various


hot standby protection configurations

n 2RU

Designed with high performance RF components, the NuLinx system is


ideal for virtually any digital or analog transport requirement. The basic
digital radio interfaces to a companion digital modem via a 70 MHz IF
signal. Nucomm carries a full line of digital modems that can be configured to transport data rates to 120 Mbs with single or multiple interfaces
(multiplexed) as required.
The system is designed for easy integration and service with Nucomms
popular split chassis design. The system can be configured for simplex,
duplex, fully redundant hot standby and frequency or space diversity.

Options:
n Two

broadband high power


options available

n Simplex,

The NuLinx is a significant move forward over existing fixed link systems
available today and brings new meaning to the word flexibility. The new
LCD front panel menu with control and monitoring software is a powerful
feature that greatly enhances control and visibility of system parameters
and diagnostics. Other new features include frequency agility, remote
control and monitoring via Ethernet or RS232 interfaces.

The NuLinx is available in bands from 1.3 GHz to 15.4 GHz.

duplex and hot standby

n System

design, integration and


commissioning

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Digital STL/ICR Systems

Applications:

RMR-II

n High-quality

2.0 and 5.8 GHz Central


Receive solution

n Single

RF input (type N connector)

n Ultra-sensitive

reception to -92dBm

(threshold)
n Auto-detects

all encoded MPEG2

parameters
n Local

and remote-controllable
(via external 3rd party interface)

n Intuitive

menu structure and


navigation

n Unit

outputs composite, component, SDI


and ASI video formats

n Available

analog, AES digital and


embedded audio outputs

n External

power supply

n 2.0

and 5.8 GHz bands


(other bands upon request)

n Standard

The RMR-II can be locally controlled through the keypad or thumbwheel


on the front panel, or is remote-controllable via serial data (RS-232) to 3rd
party master control interfaces (such as NSI).
The standard RMR-ll model delivers Standard Definition out-of-the-box,
but can be software upgraded to High Definition capability by our factory
technicians for an additional charge. Once enabled, the unit provides
seamless coverage when switched between SD and HD RF sources.

Options:
n Standard

The RMR-ll is RF Centrals digital only, MPEG2 COFDM central receive


solution. The unit is designed to meet the needs of todays fast-paced RF
environment in ENG and fixed link applications.

definition out-of-the-box

definition/high definition upgradable (additional charge)

The unit can automatically detect the MPEG2 parameters modulated by


a COFDM transmitter using 6, 7, or 8 MHz bandwidth. An LCD display
provides full status indication of COFDM ensemble detected along with
alarm and status indications.
Signal strength and CSI levels are graphically displayed by the backlit LCD
alphanumeric display. The focus is on excellent sensitivity, strong adjacent
channel rejection combined in a solid and robust package.

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Digital STL/ICR Systems

Features:

HD Upgradable Rack-Mount Receiver

Analog Coder2

n Easily

convert existing analog


STL/TSL/ENG backhaul to digital transporting ASI/SMPTE310/T1/E1

n Easily

convert analog portion of existing


dual carrier links such as Dual Stream/
Twin Stream to digital transporting ASI/
SMPTE310/T1/E1

Features:
n Variable

data rates from 1 to25 Mbps

n Integrated

two input
multiplexer/demultiplexer

n Excellent

for multi-hop systems

n Multiple

interfaces: both
SMPTE-310M and DVB-ASI

n FEC

includes Viterbi, Reed-Solomon,


Interleaving

n Adaptive

equalization

n De-jittered

SMPTE-310M and
DVB-ASI outputs

n T1/E1

Data Pack includes: T1/E1,


2 x RS-232, eight logic inputs,
four logic and four form C relay Outputs

Advantages:
n Uses
n No

existing analog infrastructure

modification to existing
radios required

The Analog Coder2, is a cost-effective solution for upgrading an existing


analog microwave link to handle a variety of digital signals and now can
accept input data rates from 1 to 25 Mbps. Signals such as the ATSC
19.39 Mbps data stream plus a T1 data pack can be transmitted without
any loss in signal quality. The inputs and outputs are DVB-ASI and
SMPTE-310M. Features include an integrated multiplexer/demultiplexer
and multiple I/Os 2 ASI or 1 ASI and 1 SMPTE-310 signals.
The Analog Coder2 is ideal for single or multi-hop links. HDTV/DTV signals
have been transported through a 24-hop repeater system using the Analog
Coder2 without any degradation in signal or picture quality. The ATSC/
DTV + T1 data pack are modulated onto a 1 Vp-p baseband signal. This
baseband output from the modulator is inputted to any analog microwave
link. The Analog Coder uses a proprietary modulation design that offers
excellent link performance and reliability. Forward error correction using
Reed Solomon, Viterbi and Interleaving along with highly efficient adaptive
equalization are provided to overcome frequency selective multi-path and
adverse environmental conditions. The forward error correction automatically adjusts to adapt to local conditions.

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Digital Mods/Demods

Applications:

Converts an Analog Link into a Digital Link

V-Stream2

n Variable

data rates from 1 to 30 Mbps

n Integrated

multiple input multiplexer/


demultiplexer optional

n The

8VSB advantages (using fifth


generation technology):
- Optimized forward error correction
- Advanced adaptive equalization
- Performs well over long paths and
multiple hops
- Monitoring capability - DTV and bit
error rate
- 7.5 MHz spectral efficiency
- Improved fade margins

n Multiple

interfaces: both SMPTE-310M


and DVB-ASI
- TX input auto-detects SMPTE-310M
or DVB-ASI
- RX output - (2) SMPTE-310M, (1)
DVB-ASI

n T1

Data Pack includes: T1, 2 x RS-232,


eight logic inputs, four logic and four relay
outputs

n RS-232

performance monitoring includes


packet errors and signal quality

n Universal

AC/DC power supply optional

The V-Stream2 8VSB IF Modulator/Demodulator is a 1 RU chassis using


fifth generation VSB technology. The unit accepts any input data rate
from 1 to 30 Mbps (including ATSC 19.39 Mbps plus a T1 Data Pack) and
outputs a 7.5 MHz bandwidth 70 MHz RF signal using advanced 8VSB
modulation. When combined with an existing digital-ready STL such as
the Nucomm NuLinx series, the V-Stream2 8VSB Mod/Demod provides a
fully functional digital link for transporting such digital signals as the ATSC
19.39 HDTV. The system is variable rate capable and senses input data
rates from 1 to 30 Mbps. The V-Stream includes an integrated multiplexer,
two ASIs or one ASI and one SMPTE-310 I/O. The Data Pack includes a
T1, 2 x RS-232 and 8 logic inputs.
8VSB modulation offers excellent link performance and reliability achieved
from forward error correction and highly efficient equalization. The forward
error correction automatically adjusts to adapt to local conditions.
The V-Stream system can be configured for simplex or duplex operation
and is available in hot-standby and space diversity configurations.

Options:
n DC

or universal power supplies

n Error-free

seamless diversity receive

switch

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Digital Mods/Demods

Features:

VSB Modem with Variable Data Rates from 1 to 30 Mbps

Newscaster VT7

Features:
n Space-saving
n HD/SD

single rack unit design

low latency MPEG2

encoding

n Multiple

modulation selectable; FM,


COFDM, VSB, QAM, DVB-S

n Available

in single, dual or tri-band band


using one RF head

n Inputs:

composite video, SDI (HD),


DVB-ASI and 70 MHz

n Audio

inputs: two analog standard, four


audio available; AES/EBU, de-embedded
from SDI

n Integral

SDI to composite converter for


FM operation runs an entire vehicle SDI

n Front

panel smart display for total control

n Eight

quick keys provide for easy operation and fast access to commonly used
functions

n Six

quick-store presets allow quick access


to user configurable parameters and setups

n Dynamic

color bars with field


programmable ID

n Remote

control of all functions via


RS-232/RS-485

n Omni

antenna switching capabilities


optional

The Newscaster VT7 is the Broadcasters Best Choice for the migration
to HD ENG. The VT7 is a major step forward in van transmitter technology
and offers more useful features than any other product in its class. The
digital engine is comprised of a HD/SD encoder with adjustable long GOP
encoding featuring I, P and B frames as well as a low delay mode. The
COFDM modulator has full control over the modulation formats, bandwidth, data rate and guard interval. For increased flexibility a wide array
of inputs are provided, including: video/audio, SDI (HD) with embedded
audio, ASI and 70 MHz. The ASI input is ideal for use with an external
MPEG2 encoder or repeater applications.
The VT7 features software generated modulation formats that are stored in
onboard, circuit board PROMs. Available formats include; FM (NTSC/PAL),
COFDM, VSB, single carrier QAM and DVB-S.
High output power is a huge advantage for ENG operations working in a
competitive environment, and the VT7 is available with up to 8 watts of
digital output power.

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10 Digital ENG/OB Transmit Systems

HD/SD ENG Van Transmitter Integrated


Encoder and Multi-Mode Modulator

ENG-II

Features:
n High-quality

2.0 GHz transmit solution for

OB/ENG
n High

power lightweight high performance


amplifier

n Omni

or Directional Antenna options

n Intuitive

menu structure and navigation

n Unit

accepts Composite, Component,


SDI and ASI video formats

n Accepts

analog, AES digital, and embedded audio inputs

n Delivers

6, 7 or 8 MHz bandwidth
transmission

n LCD

screen with status of all basic


parameters and alarm indications

Options:
n Available

in 2.0 GHz Band

n Standard

definition out-of-the-box

n Standard

Definition/High Definition
upgradable (for an additional charge)

The ENG-ll is RF Centrals digital only, MPEG2 COFDM truck transmit


solution. The unit is designed to meet the needs of todays fast-paced
RF environment in ENG and OB applications. It can be locally controlled
through the keypad or thumbwheel on the front panel, or is remotecontrollable via the companion RMTC remote control. The RMT-ll- ENG
is delivered Standard Definition out-of-the-box, but can be software
upgraded to High Definition capability by our factory technicians at an
additional charge. The ENG-II 2 GHZ digital COFDM complete transmission package offers exceptional performance in ENG trucks with 7 watts
COFDM transmit power in all modes. Modes include QPSK, 16QAM, and
64QAM. The package consists of an MMPA-II 6.5 lb mast mounted power
amplifier, RMTC-II Transmit Control Unit and the RMT-II transmitter. The
transmitter by itself provides 500mw output and when configured as the
ENG-ll package delivers up to 7 watts digital
RF output. The RMT-ll features built in SD bars full field. The Tx also
accepts composite, component, SDI and when upgraded to HD, HD (SDI)
inputs. All versions accept ASI data input. The ENG-II package is offered
in both SD and SD/HD formats.

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11 Digital ENG/OB Transmit Systems

Complete ENG Package

ProQ DTV IFB System

Applications:
n Cost-effective,

high-performance eight
channel IFB communications system
between ENG vehicles and studio

n Versatile,

high speed IP communications


between studios and remote vehicles and
locations, enabling video file transfers
when used with the Nucomm Messenger
IP encapsulator system

Features:
n ProQ

Low-Latency Audio Multiplexer

- MPEG Layer 1/Layer 2 audio encoding


- Encodes and multiplexes up to eight
audio IFB channels within one 250
kbps data stream (2 channels
standard; optional 4, 6, or 8 channel)
- Audio latency as low as 80 ms
- Fail safe By-pass to protect ASI
program broadcast stream
n ProQ

Receiver

- Dual-diversity UHF/VHF silicon tuners


and dual 6th generation VSB
demodulators
- MPEG Layer 1/Layer 2 audio decoding
- XLR audio connector, Ethernet (RJ45)
jack, headphone jack, ASI output
(BNC), RS-232 and GP contacts

The Nucomm ProQ IFB system is the high-performance solution for


delivering multiple low-latency audio IFB channels using the stations over
the air signal. Not only does the system eliminate land line and cellular
phone bills, the ProQs GPI contacts can remotely turn the van transmitter
on and off from the studio or even pan a mast mounted camera.
A complete system consists of two parts, a Low Latency Audio
Multiplexer, the ProQ LLAM, and the ProQ Receiver dual diversity receiver.
The LLAM multiplexes up to 8 channels of IFB audio with the main MPEG
program stream. Your talent will love the high quality of ProQ audio, yet all
8 audio channels fit into only 250 Kbps.
All eight channels are selectable locally using the ProQ Receivers front
panel controls or from the studio using a GUI. With an audio latency of
80ms or less (< 3 frames) talent cuing is instantaneous. The ProQ DTV IFB
receiver incorporates dual 6th generation VSB demodulators for robust
diversity reception and both a front-panel speaker and a headphone jack
for monitoring. As a bonus, the receiver features an ASI output for monitoring off-air video. The ProQ system has tremendous performance and
value for such a small package measuring 5 x 1.75 x 8.5 and weighing
only 1lb.

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12 IP ENG and IFB Systems

IFB Solution for ENG over ATSC

Newsblaster/Megablaster

Features:
n Single

and multi-band, 2, 3, 6, 7,
13 and 14 GHz bands

n High

gain

n Single

or multi-polarity, linear
and/or circular

n Low

profile offset feed design

n Excellent

front to back and


sidelobe performance

n Rugged

honeycomb/fiberglass

design
n Lightweight
n Mounts

directly to quick set


QPT90 pan and tilt head

Ideal for ENG/OB Trucks. The Newsblaster ENG/OB truck mount


antenna is ideally suited for broadcast ENG/OB truck applications.
These high gain antennas are broadband by design and are available
in bands from 2 to 15 GHz. The offset fed feed design permits choices
of linear and/or circular polarization in either single or multi-polarity
configurations.
The antennas offset fed feed design offers excellent front to back and side
lobe performance. The feed design is highly integrated to offer years of
high reliability and low cost maintenance.
The low profile, lightweight reflector is constructed of a rugged
honeycomb/fiberglass design. The mounting bracket allows for direct
interface to the quick set QPT90 pan and tilt head. No additional brackets
are required.

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13 ENG/OB Transmit Antennas

Antenna Series

ChannelMaster TX7

Features:
n Lightweightideal

for portable or
airborne applications

n HD/SD

MPEG-2 encoding

n Multiple

modulation selectable; FM,


COFDM, VSB, QAM, DVB-S

n Available

in single, dual or tri-band


configurations

n Remote

control of all functions via


RS-232/RS-485

n Dynamic

color bars with field program-

mable ID
n Video

inputs: composite video, SDI (HD),


DVB-ASI, 70 MHz

n Audio

inputs: two analog standard, four


audio available; AES/EBU, de-embedded
from SDI

n Front

panel LCD smart display for total


control

n Five

quick keys provide for easy operation


and fast access to commonly used
functions

n Fifteen

quick-store presets allow quick


access to user configurable parameters
and setups

n Power

outputs from 0.25 W to 8 W

n Integrated

universal AC/DC power supply

The ChannelMaster, ushering in a new class of totally integrated, feature


rich portable microwave transmitters. The ChannelMaster is available
in single, dual or tri-band configurations, using frequency bands from
1.5-15.4 GHz. The ChannelMaster encoder features adjustable long GOP
encoding including I P and B frames improving video quality as well as a
low delay mode. The encoder can be purchased as HD/SD or SD only. For
increased flexibility a wide array of inputs are provided, including composite video/audio, SDI (with de-embedded audio), ASI and 70 MHz. The
ASI input is ideal for use with an external MPEG-2 encoder or to support
digital repeater applications. Two audio inputs are standard, while four
audio inputs are available. For FM operation, an internal SDI to composite
converter is integrated providing seamless operation between analog and
digital modes. This eliminates the need for an external converter when
used in an SDI plant.
The ChannelMaster features software generated modulation formats
that are stored in circuit board PROMs. Available formats include FM
(NTSC/PAL), COFDM, VSB and single carrier QAM.

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14 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD/SD Portable Transmitter Integrated Encoder


and Multi-Mode Modulator

ChannelMaster RX7

Features:
n HD/SD-MPEG2

decoding

n Multiple

demodulation; FM, COFDM,


VSB, QAM, DVB-S

n Single,

dual and tri-band

n Auto

detection of all DVB-T


compliant set-up parameters

n Front

panel display of BER,


MER, link quality and RCL

n Internal

810 MHz spectrum


viewer, optional

n Easy

to use, fifteen quick-store


user defined preset keys

n Front

panel smart display for


total system set-up capability

n Outputs:

video/composite, audio (analog


and digital AES/EBU), SDI (with embedded audio) ASI and 70 MHz

n Four

audios, standard

n Four

IF filter selections are


offered 6, 8, 12 and 20 MHz

n RS-232

for remote control


requirements

n Lightweight,

ideal for portable


or airborne applications

n Integrated

universal AC/DC
power supply

The ChannelMaster RX7, ushering in a new class of totally integrated,


feature-rich portable microwave receivers. The ChannelMaster is offered
in single band, 2, 7 or 13 GHz, dual band or tri-band configurations. Other
frequency bands available. The ChannelMaster RX7 features an integrated
DVB-T compliant COFDM demodulation that is software configurable
between COFDM, analog, QAM and VSB in a single radio.
The HD/SD decoder features fast lock up time, holds lock longer and
acquires the digital signal faster than most decoders currently on the
market.
Fifth generation VSB provides a good platform for HD, with data rates up
to 29 Mbps in a 6 MHz bandwidth.
A wide array of outputs are provided, including composite video/audio
(analog and AES/EBU), SDI (HD) with embedded audio, ASI (HD) and
70 MHz.
A quality meter is provided on the front panel display. Displayed parameters include RCL, link quality, MER, BER (pre and post correction) and
modulation. An optionally available internal spectrum viewer is available
which displays 810 MHz and allows the operator to view his signal as well
as adjacent signals.

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15 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD/SD Portable Receiver Integrated


Decoder and Multi-Mode Demodulator

ChannelMaster TX7T/RX7T

Features:
n Separate

RF Head and Control Unit


(up to 600 meters)

n Available

in single band, dual band or

tri-band
n Multiple

modulation selectable: FM,


COFDM, QAM, VSB, DVB-S

n PAL

and NTSC compatible-auto switches

n Integrated
n Remote

universal AC/DC power supply

control of all functions via RS-232

n Dynamic

color bars with field program-

mable ID
n HD/SD-MPEG2

encoding, supporting 4:3


and 16:9 aspect ratios

n Video

inputs: composite video, SDI,


DVB-ASI

n Integral

SDI to composite video converter


for FM operation

n Front

panel LCD smart display for total


control

n Fifteen
n Video

quick-store hot button preset keys

presence detection and control

n Intercom

between Control Unit and RF

Head

Options:
n Variety
n Rain

of single and multi-band antennas

shield, carrying cases and tripods

The ChannelMaster TX7T/RX7T is available in single dual or tri-band


configurations. Frequency bands are available from 1.5-15.4 GHz. The
ChannelMaster includes an integrated HD/SD MPEG2 encoder/ decoder
with COFDM, VSB and FM modulators.
The TX Control Unit contains the HD/SD MPEG2 encoder and COFDM
modulator that has a low delay mode of less than 75 msec. For increased
flexibility a wide array of inputs/outputs are provided, including Composite
video/audio, SDI, HD-SDI, ASI and 70 MHz. The ASI input/output are ideal
for use with an external MPEG2 encoder or to support digital repeater
applications.
For FM operation, an internal SDI to composite converter is integrated
providing seamless operation between analog FM and digital COFDM
modes. This eliminates the need for an external converter when used in an
SDI plant.
The RF Head contains the RF Up-Converter and Power Amplifier with
analog powers to 12 Watts and digital powers to 5 Watts. The Control Unit
and the RF Head mount easily to tripods and are connected by a Triax
cable that extends operation to distances up to 600 meters.

n Duplexers/diplexers

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16 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD/SD Portable Two Box


Transmitter/Receiver

ChannelMaster TX7 LITE

Features:
n Lightweightideal

for portable or
airborne applications

n HD/SD

MPEG-2 encoding

n Multiple

modulation selectable; FM,


COFDM, VSB, QAM, DVB-S

n Available

in 2, 4, 7, 8 and 13 GHz bands

n Frequency

agile via preset channels or in


250 kHz step sizes (100 kHz internationally)

n Remote

control of all functions via


RS-232/RS-485

n Dynamic

color bars with field program-

mable ID
n Video

inputs: composite video, SDI (HD),


DVB-ASI, 70 MHz

n Audio

inputs: two analog standard, four


audio available; AES/EBU, de-embedded
from SDI

n Front

panel LCD smart display for total


control

n Five

quick keys provide for easy operation


and fast access to commonly used
functions

n Power

to 8 W

outputs from 0.25 W

The ChannelMaster LITE features all of the great qualities of the


ChannelMaster in a lighter weight package, specifically mission oriented
for helicopter and aerial applications. This new two-box configuration
results in greater than 40% weight reduction. The ChannelMaster LITE is
available in single-band configurations, using frequency bands from 1.515.4 GHz. The encoder features adjustable long GOP encoding including I
P and B frames improving video quality as well as a low delay mode. The
encoder can be purchased as HD/SD or SD only. For increased flexibility
a wide array of inputs are provided, including composite video/audio,
SDI (with de-embedded audio), ASI and 70 MHz. The ASI input is ideal
for use with an external MPEG-2 encoder or to support digital repeater
applications.
The ChannelMaster LITE features software generated modulation formats
that are stored in circuit board PROMs (programmable read only memory).
Available formats include FM (NTSC/PAL), COFDM, VSB and single
carrier QAM. As additional digital software formats become available, the
PROMs can be easily updated. This feature increases the flexibility of the
ChannelMaster LITE and helps avoid obsolescence.

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17 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD/SD Portable Transmitter Integrated Encoder


and Multi-Mode Modulator

microLITE HD

Features:
n SD

and HD encoding

n 250mW

RF output power

n Optimized
n True

broadcast quality video

n MPEG4

Part-10/H.264

n Supports
n Very

for size

embedded audio

low power consumption

n Customized
n Video,
n User

versions available

audio, data and telemetry

friendly controls

Accessories:
n Wide
n Soft

selection of antennas

and hard carrying cases

Applications:
n Point

of view cameras

n Concealed
n Camera

applications

mounted

The microLITE HD Transmitter is a product focused on the future of


broadcast workflow. The camera mountable Tx features SD/HD encoding
in a miniature transmit solution package. The microLITE HD can deliver
250mW from a package of less than 6 cubic inches!
Designed for a new generation of HD (SDI) capable compact cameras,
the TX supports video and embedded audio transmission with selectable
modulation bandwidths of 6, 7 and 8 MHz. The units size makes it ideal
for point of view, and reality based productions as well as confidence
monitoring.
The microLITE may be camera mounted via a hot-shoe or paired with
Litepanels camera mounted lighting solutions. The microLITE features
superb H.264 SD and HD encoding capabilities and operates in the
standard 2k DVB-T COFDM mode. The H.264 video encoder supports the
main profile of the H.264 standard, providing a 30% bit rate reduction or
video quality improvement compared to encoders which only support the
H.264 baseline profile.
Like all RF Central products, the microLITE HD has a user friendly local
control panel. It has four keys to control preset selection, High/Low
RF power, Tx/Standby and Color Bars. The microLITE HD is a perfect
companion to our microLINK HD RX to form a complete link. The unit is
available in 2 GHz, 5.8 GHz and other bands upon request.

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18 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

COFDM Transmitter

Newscaster DR2

Applications:
n Electronic
n Portable
n Central
n Urban

News Gathering (ENG)

Receive

Receive

cellular receive

n Sports/production
n Helicopter

coverage

and UAV links

Features:
n Dual

or quad maximum ratio combining

n Remote

intelligent receiver

n COFDM

DVB-T compliant for 6, 7, 8 MHz

n Variable

bandwidth COFDM
5 to 16 MHz

n Pre-select

bandpass filters for high

selectivity
n Built-in

HD/SD video/audio decoder

n Dual

ASI/video outputs

n One

ASI input

n Built-in

spectrum analyzer displayed on


front panel

n Composite

monitor output with spectrum


OSD overlay

n High

adjacent channel selectivity >40 dB

The Newscaster DR2 is a split box HD/SD COFDM diversity microwave receiver intended for outside broadcast and other mobile video applications.
Its stylish rugged machined housing provides durability and excellent
thermal characteristics for operation in the harshest of conditions. The
receiver has four RF inputs that communicate directly with the systems
external intelligent receivers in 1.99 to 2.70 GHz and 6.40 to 7.75 GHz.
Other bands are available. The use of external intelligent receivers allows
the receive antennas to be remotely mounted.
The DR2 receiver can be configured with dual or quad diversity demodulators using maximum ratio combining, which significantly improves the
robustness of higher data rate COFDM modulation. Spatial diversity
increases system performance by digitally combining signals with different
characteristics. This essentially fills in the gaps in the channel and provides
improved path reliability. The built in spectrum analyzer gives an instant
analysis of the selected channel and can be used to minimize multi-path
or see if the channel is clear from interference, individual antennas can be
switched off as required to maximize link reliability.

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19 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Digital COFDM Diversity HD/SD Receiver

Access RC Remote Control Unit

Applications:
n Remote

control of Nucomms Channel


Master and Newscaster Transmitter and
Receiver Systems for airborne, mobile or
portable applications.

Features:
n Compact
n Five

size

quick preset recall

n Fifteen

extended preset recall

n Multi-band

support

n Fits

standard instrument panel with


Zeus type fasteners

n Standard
n Simple

RS-232 serial connection

rotary channel selection

n Active

TFT color LCD for simplified


or detailed status

The Nucomm Access RC is a fully functional remote control that will


control both transmitters and receivers. It features one touch control of
main parameters such as hi/lo power, TX/standby and test generator functions. In addition the Access RC features Nucomms popular one touch
preset control of radio parameters for quick changes to the users standard
configurations. The compact unit mounts into standard instrument panels
making it simple to integrate.

n Color

coded display for fast identification


of parameters

n Multi

unit control capable

n Common

instrument panel intensity


control input

n USB

connection for software upgrades


with a USB Flash Drive

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20 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Panel-Mounted Remote Control

SkyLink C100

Features:
n Complete

airborne microwave control

system
n 5

inch graphic display with


touchscreen

n Avionics
n Moving

grade controller

map

The C100 is a panel-mounted control unit capable of directly controlling


the SkyLink Antenna family of products as well as related ENG equipment.
The C100s user interface is a touchscreen enabled LCD display with a
rotary encoder and shortcut keys.
The C100 can interface to the following ancillary equipment:
n

Microwave radios
Power system control (+12 and +24 VDC)
n Audio/video routers
n Digital encoders/decoders
n

When using the C100, all system functions can be controlled and displayed together. More than one C100 can be installed if the user wants to
control the system from multiple locations (such as pilot and operator).
The C100 can control all of the functions on microwave radios supplied by
various vendors. Using the C100, the radios may be remote mounted
all radio functions are controlled directly from the controller. The C100
provides preset modes which allow the system to automatically select a
desired mode of operation with a single button.
The C100 integrates a moving map. Now the user can continuously monitor the aircrafts position relative to the receive sites, major landmarks and
the beam of the RF transmission.

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21 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Airborne Control Head

CamPac2 Pro/News

Applications:
n Portable

and mobile SD/HD low latency


video links

Features:
n HD/SD

all formats and frame


rates supported

n COFDM
n Field

DVB-T compliant

Selectable Bandwidth: 5-16MHz

n Field

Selectable Date Rates: 4 to 54


Mbps

n Latency:

ultra-low one frame


delay (Pro model)

n Variable

RF output up to 200 mW

n Available

1.99 to 2.7 GHz or 6.4 GHz to


7.75 GHz

The CamPac2 utilizes leading edge technology to place a high performance camera mounted transmitter in a very rugged package. The
CamPac2 Pro/News is a 2 or 7 GHz COFDM wireless camera transmitter
designed to deliver full broadcast quality video in a small, light weight and
rugged aluminum case that fits on the back of a portable video camera.
The transmitter mounts to professional cameras using a standard Anton
Bauer battery mount or Sony V-Clip. The CamPac2 Pro/News accepts
NTSC or PAL composite, component or SDI video. Audio inputs are
selectable between standard analog audio, AES/EBU or embedded SDI
digital audio.
The system is available in two versions, Pro and News. The CamPac2
Pro, Model features selectable low-delay I/P frame encoding at 4:2:2 or
4:2:0 profiles. CamPac2 News Model offers normal delay I/B/P frame
encoding with 4:2:0 profiles.

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22 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD/SD COFDM
Camera-back Transmitter

Pro-Link HD

Applications:
n Sports

and entertainment

n Church

worship production

n Broadcast

news and production

Features:
n 5.8

GHz license-free operation

n MPEG4
n Simple

compression

to use, Plug-and-Play operation


The RF Central Pro-Link HD system link is ideally suited for the rigorous demands of Sports/Entertainment production as well as ENG/EFP
applications.

n High-quality,

high definition/
standard definition wireless
camera link

n Lightweight

transmitter

The Pro-Link HD system includes the transmitter and the receiver.


The units also come standard with AES encryption, making them an
ideal choice for surveillance and security specific wireless monitoring
applications.

- adds negligible weight to


standard ENG camera
n 50

mW, COFDM modulation

n 2-way

diversity reception

n Up

to 2000 range (Direct line


of sight)

n (CVBS),

SDI, (HD) SDI input/

outputs
n Balanced

mic/line audio input/output with


phantom power
option

The RF Central Pro-Link HD is a state-of-the-art, 5.8 GHz license-free


digital broadcast microwave audio/video link. The transmitter is designed
to mount between an ENG camera and its battery but is unlimited in
applications. The receiver can be mounted on the included tripod or in any
suitable location. Depending upon conditions, the Pro-Link HD can link
distance can range up to 2000 feet (610 meters).
Featuring MPEG4 video compression, the Pro-Link HD delivers high definition or standard definition video via its outputs.

n AES

encrypted for secure


transmission

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23 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

5.8 GHz License-Free


HD/SD Video Microwave link

RPS

Features:
n Uses

camera manufacturers remote paint


panel (requires no operator re-training.)

n Systems

available in either 450 MHz


(Licensed) or 900 MHz
(Unlicensed) frequency bands

n System

is invisible to the camera, no


camera reprogramming

n Real

time control of all critical parameters

n Interfaces

with CamPac2 wireless camera


transmitter and Newscaster DR2 Receiver
System

The RPS (Remote Paint System) camera control option is an upgrade


package for the CamPac2/Newscaster DR2 wireless camera system
that is ideally suited for sports and entertainment applications. The RPS
overcomes a typical limitation of wireless cameras, where remote access
to the wireless cameras remote control port is not available. This makes it
difficult to match the iris, color balance and pedestal settings of wireless
and wired cameras. The wireless cameras other parameters such as
skin-tone detail, tally, gamma, knee and other menu functions are totally
lost and cannot be controlled by the remote studio operators.
The addition of the RPS solves this problem by allowing total remote
control of the wireless camera using the original manufacturers remote
paint panel. By fully integrating a separate data channel within the RF
link between the CamPac2 transmitter and Newscaster DR2 receiver,
true bidirectional data communication is maintained between the remote
control panel at the wireless camera at all times. This link permits complete real-time control of all critical parameters that are available within
the panel or cameras feature set, just as if it were hard-wired together,
ensuring the highest level of quality in ENG and EFP productions.

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24 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Remote Paint System


Camera Control Option

CMT-II

Applications:
n Camera

mounted mobile transmitter

n Compact

portable transmitter

Features:
n Standard

SD or optional full HD
performance

n High-quality

video transmission, yet


simple-to-use operation

n Robust

range

n Low

latency/delay; 73 ms low delay or 2


frames standard delay

n Lightweight;

2 lbs, adds negligible weight


to the back of a typical ENG camera

n 16

preset encoding schemes; set it and


forget it

n Intuitive

menu structure and navigation

n 18W

low power consumption equals


robust battery life

n CVBS,

SDI, HD (SDI), and ASI inputs

n Analog,

AES, Embedded audio

Options:
n Available
n High

in 2.0, 5.8, and 6.4 GHz models

definition upgradable

n External

12VDC power supply

The CMT-II from RF Central offers total value in high quality, low delay,
Standard Definition and optional High Definition encoding technology.
This lightweight digital COFDM transmitter is right at home on the back
of todays sophisticated line of ENG and EFP cameras. The outstanding
HD or SD video quality combined with low delay capabilities, make it an
excellent choice for ENG news, worship, sporting events and live reality
based field production.
The CMT-II features an intuitive menu structure designed with the user
in mind. An integral LCD display provides status and alarms of all basic
functions. The CMT-II features silent operation, strong but lightweight
construction to reduce weight, and features low power consumption.
The high quality linear RF amplification technology delivers superb
spectral re-growth specifications, less than -35dBc at full power. This unit
is available in standard definition or may be optionally upgraded to high
definition.
Flexibility is key and the CMT-II will accept NTSC/PAL Composite, SDI
Video, ASI or optional HD (SDI) video inputs. The unit additionally handles
mic or line inputs with selectable gain, and has the capability to handle
SDI-embedded audio as well.

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25 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD Upgradable, Camera-Mount Transmitter

GoPac2

Applications:
n Compliment

any existing ENG vehicle


with a portable microwave transmitter

n Wireless

camera transmitter

n Helicopter

and UAV links

n Tripod

mounted portable and mobile


video/data links

Features:
Amplifier Docking Station:
n Available

1.99 to 2.5 GHz/2.3 to 2.7 GHz,


and 6.4 GHz to 7.2 GHz

n RF

output power: 1 to 5 W, 7 GHz; 1 to 10


W, 2 GHz (high power option) integrated

n CamPac2

and GoPac2 amplifier can be


separated by up to 50 feet

n Universal

AC/DC power supply

CamPac2 (see separate data sheets for


details):
n Variable

RF output up to 200 mW

n COFDM

DVB-T compliant 6 to 8 MHz

n Variable

COFDM bandwidth from


5 to 16 MHz

n Input:

ASI, HD/SD SDI, composite and


component video

n HD

1080i/720P (all frame rates)


4:2:2/4:2:0 encoding

Digital RF high-power amplifier docking station with outputs to 10 watts.


Based on Nucomms award winning wireless miniature COFDM transmitter, the GoPac2 system is a multi-functional transmitter with amplifier
docking station that can be used for virtually any ENG application. The
CamPac2 COFDM transmitter can be detached and used on a HD or SD
camera or attached to the GoPac2 power amplifier docking station to
be used on tripods, ENG vehicles or helicopters. The two units can be
separated by up to 50 feet of RF cable.
The CamPac2 transmitter includes an integrated MPEG2 encoder/variable
bandwidth COFDM modulator. Unclip the transmitter from the camera and
snap into the GoPac2s docking station/amplifier and you have the ability
to convert any standard car or truck into a fast-response news gathering
vehicle for both HD and SD applications. Combine this system with one
or more of Nucomms Newscaster DR diversity receive systems and you
have the ultimate in fast-response urban ENG coverage.
The GoPac2 and companion CamPac2 can be configured as either a 2 or
7 GHz system.

n SD

- NTSC, 480P, PAL, 576P 4:2:2/4:2:0


encoding

n Ultra-low

one-frame system latency

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26 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Multi-Function HD/SD COFDM


Transmission System

PHT-II HD

Applications:
n Portable

suitcase design allows for:

Temporary 2.0 GHz fixed link transmitter (with optional tripod mounted
external grid antenna)

Vehicle mounted: ground, sea, or air


applications

Features:
n Two

products in one: Camera Mount


Transmitter can be removed and used for
wireless camera applications

n Reliable

5 Watt standard amplifier, variably


attenuated

n Low

latency/delay: 73 mS (2 frames)
standard

n High

power amplifier output in a compact


package

n Lightweight
n Wide

design: 12 lbs. (5.5 kg)

Range input accepts 12 to 36 VDC

Options:
n PHT-ll-H

version for variable power output


up to 7 Watts

n Standard

Definition out of the box

n Standard

Definition/High Definition upgradable version available

n 110V/240

VAC External Power Supply

Incorporating the RF Central CMT-II, the PHT-II HD Upgradable portable


digital transmitter is flexible in design, allowing the CMT-II camera transmitter to be used standalone at 100 mw or with an integral power amplifier
that delivers 5 Watts output power.
Equipped as the PHT-ll-H, the transmitter is available with a standard 7
Watt power output. The PHT is highly portable and purpose-built with a
tough plastic miniature suitcase design. It is ideal for use as a temporary
transmitter for fixed or mobile applications.
The unit boasts a simple and straightforward design with top-mounted
controls that include all fundamental MPEG Video and Channel
Programming parameters. In addition, there is a linear variable attenuator
to control power output.
The PHT-II can transform virtually any vehicle into a COFDM digital microwave live car with access to 12 VDC and the addition of an optional
antenna.
Available formats include 480i, 576i, 720p and 1080i. The unit can be configured to accept composite, component, HD (SDI), SDI and ASI inputs.

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27 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

HD Upgradable, Portable
High-Power Transmitter

NLL-II

Features:
n 5.8

GHz License-Free operation

n Simple

to use, Plug-and-Play setup

n Low-cost,

high-quality standard definition


wireless camera solution

n Lightweight

transmitter, adds negligible


weight to standard ENG camera

n 50

mW, OFDM modulation

n Utilizes

spread-spectrum
technology to minimize interference

n 2-way
n Up

diversity reception

to 1500' range

n Built-in

TFT LCD confidence monitor

n Composite

(CVBS) input/output

n Balanced

mic/line audio input/output with


phantom power option

n On-board

link quality monitoring via LED

indicators
n AES

encrypted for secure transmission

n Self-contained

system in Pelican case

The NLL-II system Standard Definition link is ideally suited for Sports/
Entertainment production as well as ENG/EFP applications. Constructed
from a milled aluminum chassis, the NLL-ll Transmitter and Receiver are
built to withstand use in a variety of working environments. Sold as a
matched pair, the units also come standard with AES encryption making
them an ideal choice for surveillance and security applications. The unit
operates at 5.8 GHz (license free in many regions). The transmitter is
designed to mount between an ENG camera and battery. It can also be
mounted on a tripod or suitable location. The NLL-ll can deliver up to a
1200 foot range dependent on conditions. The unit offers a full professional feature set which includes balanced audio inputs, mic or line attenuation,
and switchable phantom power. This lightweight bidirectional link additionally
offers flexibility in real world applications as it can be powered either by
camera battery, or with the 12 VDC via external power supply.

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28 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

License Free Digital Link

PRX-II

Applications:
n Portable

and handheld receive applications, including ENG


confidence monitoring, security and
surveillance environments

Features:
n Portable

COFDM/DVB-T receiver

n Lightweight,
n 5.6"
n Up

handheld design

TFT LCD display

to 2.0 hour runtime on internal batteries

n Composite

and VGA video output

n Stereo

analog audio output via RCA


jacks, 1/8" mini headphone jack

n Stream

recording and playback via


standard SD card

Options and Accessories:


n Available

in 2.0, 5.8 and 6.4 GHz bands


(other bands upon request)

n Spare

Lithium Polymer batteries

n Cigarette
n Rubber

Lighter 12VDC power cable

protection sleeve with desktop

stand
n Power

bracket with handle and


Anton Bauer interface plate
(enables powering the receiver
for long periods using an A/B Dionic 90)

n Anton

Bauer Dionic 90 Lithium-Ion camera battery (requires the power bracket


option)

The PRX-II is RF Centrals digital-only, 4:2:0 handheld receiver with


monitor solution. The highly versatile unit serves as a receiver confidence
monitor, COFDM receiver, and engineering diagnostic tool. The PRX-II
compact digital COFDM receiver includes an integral high brightness 5.6
inch LCD display.
Designed for the needs of security, surveillance and broadcast users, it
can be configured in a variety of bands depending upon customer application. The receiver can be configured at time of order for 2 GHz (broadcast),
5.8 GHz (license free) or 6.4/7.1 GHz (law enforcement/other) use.
Weighing only 1 lb. (.45 kg), the package is highly portable and can be
powered by available internal batteries or via an external 12 Vdc supply or
lighter adapter. The PRX-II decodes 4:2:0 video and can be configured for
6, 7 or 8 MHz bandwidths by the operator.
Local control is available through front panel push button access with
available lock-out feature to retain settings. Other features include
Composite Video Output, VGA Output, Analog Audio Output, Earphone
Output, built in internal speakers and tripod mount. The units top mounted
SD card slot, allows the user to record the received stream for later
playback with full local control.

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29 Digital Portable and Airborne Systems

Portable Handheld Receiver

SkyLink HD

Features:
nHigh-definition

airborne
antenna system

nAzimuth
n3-Axis

and elevation steering

IMU sensor

nHigh

gain/low multipath
pattern

nTransmit

and receive options

nMulti-band

options
SkyLink HD is a high performance two-axis steered antenna system
designed for high-definition and other demanding transmission
requirements. At the high bit rates required for HD transmission,
multipath has a serious effect on signal performance. SkyLink HDs
exclusive inertial measurement unit (IMU), heading sensor and two-axis
steering not only point the antenna accurately to the receive sites heading, but also compensate for the aircrafts pitch and roll. Additionally,
SkyLink HD accounts for the altitude of the receive site so the system can
maintain the correct elevation angle at all times. This feature dramatically
reduces the ground reflection multipath that is caused when the aircraft
banks.
To complement the two-axis steering, SkyLink HD uses narrow vertical
beam antennas optimized for the band used. In addition to the standard
transmit antenna, the SkyLink HD supports a wide range of duplex receive
modes as well as dual-band configurations. Options are available for 2
GHz , 4.9 GHz, 6.4 GHz and many others.
Installation is now easier than ever as well. The SkyLink HD only
requires the C100 control head to build a complete transmission
system. With the C100, control of all microwave equipment including
antennas, radios and encoders is integrated into a single 5-inch, panelmounted controller. Full support for third party radios is provided without
the need for additional control heads.

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30 Portable and Airborne Antennas and Accessories

Airborne Antenna

Newscaster DR2

Applications:
n Electronic
n Portable
n Central
n Urban

News Gathering (ENG)

Receive

Receive

cellular receive

n Sports/production
n Helicopter

coverage

and UAV links

Features:
n Dual

or quad maximum ratio combining

n Remote

intelligent receiver

n COFDM

DVB-T compliant for 6, 7, 8 MHz

n Variable

bandwidth COFDM
5 to 16 MHz

n Pre-select

bandpass filters for high

selectivity
n Built-in

HD/SD video/audio decoder

n Dual

ASI/video outputs

n One

ASI input

n Built-in

spectrum analyzer displayed on


front panel

n Composite

monitor output with spectrum


OSD overlay

n High

adjacent channel selectivity >40 dB

The Newscaster DR2 is a split box HD/SD COFDM diversity microwave receiver intended for outside broadcast and other mobile video applications.
Its stylish rugged machined housing provides durability and excellent
thermal characteristics for operation in the harshest of conditions. The
receiver has four RF inputs that communicate directly with the systems
external intelligent receivers in 1.99 to 2.70 GHz and 6.40 to 7.75 GHz.
Other bands are available. The use of external intelligent receivers allows
the receive antennas to be remotely mounted.
The DR2 receiver can be configured with dual or quad diversity demodulators using maximum ratio combining, which significantly improves the
robustness of higher data rate COFDM modulation. Spatial diversity
increases system performance by digitally combining signals with different
characteristics. This essentially fills in the gaps in the channel and provides
improved path reliability. The built in spectrum analyzer gives an instant
analysis of the selected channel and can be used to minimize multi-path
or see if the channel is clear from interference, individual antennas can be
switched off as required to maximize link reliability.

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31 Central Receivers

Digital COFDM Diversity HD/SD Receiver

RMR-X6-II-D

Features:
n High-quality

central/portable COFDM SD/


HD receive solution

n Six

input maximum ratio combining for


outstanding sensitivity

n Ultra-sensitive

reception via remote block


down converters (BDCs)

n Auto-detects

all encoded MPEG2 param-

eters
n Local,

Web and remote


controllable (via external third party interface)

n Unit

outputs composite, SDI, (HD) SDI


and ASI video formats and HD down
conversion

n Available

analog, AES digital and embedded audio outputs

n OLED

chassis display, OSD


display of basic parameters

n AC

or DC Operation (110/240 VAC or 9


to 36 VDC)

n Multi-band

flexibility through
available external block down converters
(2.0 GHz, 4.5 GHz and 5.8 GHz bands)

n 6,

7,8 MHz COFDM bandwidths

Options:
n Available

decryption

n Available

AES decryption

The RF Central RMR-X6-II-D software-defined, six-input digital diversity


receiver provides maximum ratio combining, DVB-T receive capabilities,
ASI output for forwarding the stream, UDP streaming over IP (Ethernet)
and an internal MPEG2 SD/HD decoder.
The unit is controllable via the front panel, RS232, or Ethernet.
The RMR-X6-ll-D has six antenna UHF RF inputs that interface with
external Block Down Converters (BDCs) to provide superb maximum ratio
combining capabilities. The maximum ratio combining function automatically chooses the best signals from the six antennas and then combines
them to improve the SNR. This advanced process of combining multiple
weighted and received SNR values enables the unit to provide seamless
360 degree coverage, without the need for sophisticated GPS tracking
systems.
The unit is powered by either 9 to 36 VDC or an external 110/240 VAC
power supply. The 2 RU x half rack configuration of the RMR-X6-II-D
maximizes space efficiency in busy control rooms/command centers.

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32 Central Receivers

50 MHz to 7 GHz 6-Way Diversity Receiver


with HD Decoder for HD/SD Applications

Newscaster CR7

Features:
n HD/SD

MPEG decoding

n DVB-T

COFDM demodulator, auto


detects COFDM modulation parameters
including auto switching for 6, 7 and 8
MHz bandwidth

n Multiple,

selectable demodulation formats

available
n Outputs:

composite video, SDI, DVB-ASI


and 70 MHz

n Audio

outputs: two analog standard, four


audio available, AES/EBU for both analog
and digital operations

n Switchable

between present and new 2


and 2.5 GHz plan, auto-detects and corrects for 3 or 4 MHz modulation deviation

n Capable

of single, dual or tri-band operation

n Three selectable IF filters8, 12 and 20 MHz


n RS-232

plus and parallel remote control


interface

n Front

panel Smart Display of RSL plus


receiver parameters and system
diagnostics

n Easy

system integration, compatible with


most ENG/OB receive antenna/remote
control systems

n Optional:

remote Spectrum Viewer and


third demodulation format, VSB

The Newscaster CR7 is the broadcasters best choice for the transition
to HD/SD digital ENG. Nucomms central receivers have long been the
choice of many 24 hour news operations due to their extremely high
reliability, sensitivity, ease of operation and flexible feature set.
The CR7 is available as a totally integrated unit equipped with an MPEG
decoder, DVBT-compliant COFDM demodulator and a (NTSC/PAL) FM
demodulator The Newscaster CR7 features software demodulation
formats that are stored on circuit board PROMs (programmable read only
memory).
The Newscaster CR7 operates in the 2 GHz band. It is configurable for
multi-band operation and can support the 7 GHz and 13 GHz bands using
Nucomms external block down converters. Other frequency bands are
available from 1.5 to 15.4 GHz. During and after the 2 GHz relocation,
analog operation will require the reception of both 3 and 4 MHz deviation
signals. The CR7 is capable of switching between the current and the new
2 GHz bands as well as the 2.5, 7 and 13 GHz bands.

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33 Central Receivers

ENG/OB Central Receiver Integrated HD/SD


MPEG2 COFDM plus FM Analog

Navigator II

Features:
n Controls

up to four sites

n Two

slave per site expansion kit for second antenna and Newscaster CR7

n Serial

or parallel control of central receiver

n Integrated

latitude and longitude calculator provides Go-To antenna control

n Available

for use with ProScan, Ellipse,


UltraScan and SectorScan antenna
systems

n Spectrum

viewer display

n Comprehensive

monitoring functions of
central receiver and IRD

n GPS

based auto-tracking for airborne


and dynamic ENG shots

n Programmable

presets allow user to save


frequently used ENG vehicle locations

The Navigator II control system has everything needed to remotely control


a basic central receive site through an easy-to-use graphical user interface
(GUI). In addition to offering full control a variety of rotating and nonrotating receive antenna systems, the Navigator II provides full control and
monitoring of Nucomms CR7 central receiver the most bullet proof high
performance central receiver on the market today.
In order to make tuning in a microwave shot as quick and easy as possible, the Navigator II gives the operator a real-time display of spectrum
data from the CR7s innovative built-in spectrum viewer. This allows the
user to view not only the signal being tuned in, but the adjacent channels as well. The spectrum viewer, coupled with other advanced receiver
monitoring capabilities, allows for tuning in analog and digital ENG shots
with the highest degree of confidence.
The Navigator II allows for control of up to four receive sites all through
one easy to use graphical user interface (GUI). Communication connections to each site may be over the Internet or other IP network, or through
just about any type of telephone or radio link. The Navigator II system
includes a touch-screen server-grade central control computer for years of
dependable service and accuracy.

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34 Master Control Systems

ENG Central Receive


Remote Control System

TouchStar

Features:
n Control

equipment at multiple locations

n Control

antenna systems, receivers,


digital decoders, transmitters, video
switchers, routers and other serial or
parallel devices

n Track

moving vehicles on a street level

map
n View

real-time video from each site


The TouchStar Master Control System provides full function access to
remote camera and receive site equipment. The intuitive touchscreen
interface allows operators to control TrollCam camera systems as well as
S750 and TS-940SL remote site controllers at multiple locations with ease.
The highly configurable TouchStar software navigates from one receive
site to the next with the click of a button. There is no limit to the number of
remote sites an individual master can control. A single screen can be configured to operate equipment simultaneously at numerous locations. The
TouchStar Master Control System includes a high-grade, rack-mountable
PC and a 17-inch touchscreen monitor.
The TouchStar software has the ability to control a variety of devices at
geographically diverse locations. It integrates all of the necessary functions onto one panel so the operator has full control of local and remote
devices regardless of their venue. The TouchStar software can be used
to control video switchers, routers, microwave transmitters/ receivers
and various other pieces of equipment with serial or discreet remote
interfaces. The system provides a seamless transition from one device to
the next by providing a common interface regardless of the manufacturer
or vintage of the system. TouchStar Master Controllers can be networked,
giving users the ability to simultaneously control the system from different
workstations.

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35 Master Control Systems

Master Control System

Publications

Applications of Digital Video Microwave Using COFDM Modulation,


Space Diversity Receivers and Maximum Ratio Combining Techniques

Digital Awareness: Comprehensive Overview of MPEG Compression and COFDM


ModulationHow They Can be Used Effectively for Microwave Transmission

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36 Publications

The Nucomm ProQ Digital IFB Solutions: Cost Effectively Improving Communications
between the Studio and Remote Locations