The new solution is designed for capturing real-time, high-quality on-camera video for electronic newsgathering, sports and entertainment applications.
IMT Intros MicroLite Wireless Transmitter
xG Technology, a provider of wireless video solutions to broadcast, law enforcement and defense markets, and private mobile broadband networks for critical communications, today announces the availability of MicroLite 2 from its IMT Vislink business unit.
The MicroLite 2 HD ultra-compact COFDM wireless video transmitter provides enhanced performance and video quality at a competitive price point, the company says, perfect for broadcast applications where high-quality live streaming video is needed. The MicroLite 2 will be on display for the first time at the worship-focused WFX EXPO 2017.
The MicroLite 2 transmitter represents the latest version of IMT Vislink’s video transmission systems and features HD/SD-SDI and HDMI inputs with COFDM transmission in a small, lightweight chassis. It delivers up to 250 mW of power, providing long range, reliable HD video transmission and is a compelling choice when broadcast quality, exceptional range and reliability are required.
“As a company, we are always evolving and trying to provide versatile and intuitive broadcast solutions that can adapt to any user’s needs,” says John Payne IV, president of IMT USA. “With the MicroLite 2, broadcast professionals are able to transmit high definition video within a small form factor, while utilizing its lightweight design for Steadicam operations, event coverage, confidence monitoring, web content programming, rental houses and drone use. It inherits a proven technology base that has been used extensively by leading broadcasters for a variety of demanding applications.”
A key benefit of the MicroLite 2, the company says, is its ability to operate at latency levels as low as 70 ms, making it well-suited for live sports broadcasts and video assist applications. The MicroLite 2 was designed with a compact size and weight form factor and minimized power requirements, making it ideal for smaller cameras and batteries. It operates with both the 7.4 VDC camera lithium ion batteries as well as the V-mount style of batteries.
IMT’s COFDM technology “ensures the transmission of uninterrupted, live TV pictures over two miles line-of-sight (LOS), despite the effects of foliage, challenging terrain, buildings and other common non-line-of-sight limitations. It delivers the pristine image clarity required for real-time, H.264 (MPEG-4) HD broadcast-quality video transmissions, which gives the MicroLite 2 a significant advantage in quality over uncompressed video solutions,” IMT says.
The transmitter is easily managed through a configured or remote WiFi web server. An Android or iOS device detects the encrypted WiFi signal and automatically opens a browser window. A 900 MHz transceiver enabling processing of remote commands including camera control is also an option. The transceiver provides bi-direction controls of the transmitter, accessory camera, gimbal controls and more.