RF Central to unveil new HD upgradeable receivers at NAB

RF Central, a digital microwave technology provider,
is debuting its new RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz rack-mounted receiver units at
NAB 2008 (Booth C6622). While the 2 GHz is primarily designed for ENG news
remotes and the 5.8 GHz is geared toward live sports stadium and arena
coverage, both offer complete HD upgradeability with the latest in high-quality,
low-delay, HD decoding technology.
Each is able to receive both standard and high definition
signals and output composite video, SDI (HD) or DVB-ASI depending on the source.
They both feature an array of audio capabilities that include analog, digital
and fully embedded audio outputs, providing exceptional performance for central
receive sites, ENG and fixed link applications. The RMR-II units offer robust
RF performance with exceptional adjacent channel rejection and are built with a
state-of-the-art fully upgradeable COFDM decoder. Demodulation modes include
QPSK, 16 QAM and 64 QAM with auto detection. While presently available
in the 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequency bands, additional frequencies are available
upon request.
“The RFX-RMR-II 2 GHz and 5.8 GHz receivers are
representative of RF Central’s mission to provide today’s broadcasters with
alternatives and sophisticated technology,” says RF Central CEO Jeff Winemiller.
“We are happy that these products are now available to broadcasters and
professional users. While they are fully qualified to be part of the BAS relocation
project when shipped in their standard definition format, they are
strategically built to grow with programming needs as broadcasts evolve into the
digital age with full HD upgradeability.”