July 28, 2014
Engineers at Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), took a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity receiver/monitor and integrated it into a rugged, Briefcase Receiver (BCRx).
Engineers at Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), took a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity receiver/monitor and integrated it into a rugged, Briefcase Receiver (BCRx). The IP66-rated briefcase provides RF performance and H.264 high-profile with MPEG-2 decoding. The BCRx ensures reception of COFDM-modulated microwave transmissions via maximal-ratio combining technology that leverages its integrated dual antennas to identify and quickly switch over to the best signal received at each point in time. It also contains an AES decryption circuit and a built-in MPEG-4/MPEG-2 decoder, and can receive either HD or SD video transmissions to display them on a built-in liquid crystal display (LCD) monitor.
The system also can stream the video to remote computers using its UDP/RTP or RTSP protocols, as it features a 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN interface. This enables received video to be viewed remotely using MPEG-4/MPEG-2 decoder software on a standard personal computer. There are two LCDs integrated into the BCRx: a 10.1-inch, 16:9-format, high-resolution LCD screen for viewing the received video, and a 5-inch touch-LCD for receiver control. Both displays feature user-configurable brightness controls, enabling nighttime or daylight viewing. IMT’s BCRx also includes 500 GB of built-in, non-removable solid-state storage and field-replaceable battery packs that enable a minimum of three hours of runtime between charges. It can also be plugged into a vehicle’s 12V power outlet or a standalone 120/240VAC power supply.