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IMT's Modular Mobile RF Platform Broadcast ENG Vehicle

Provides Broadcasters Efficiency through Simplicity with Flexible, Run-and-Gun, State-of-the-Art, Turn-key Solution

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the Broadcast, Sports & Entertainment and MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, was rolling out its fully HD Microwave Service Company (MSC) Modular Mobile RF Platform (MMRP) broadcast ENG news vehicle at the 2011 NAB Show. The MMRP in full HD configuration was designed and integrated by Microwave Service Company (MSC), the engineering, integration and installation group of IMT.

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The MMRP offers superior gas mileage, along with a very flexible and efficient platform for today’s smaller news crews. Now available in a full HD-SDI configuration, the MMRP (also available in SD), features a full-width removable rack with 27RU, comfortable seating for two, an integrated I/O panel, both a 4 dB omni and a 14 dB directional high-gain microwave antennas with pan & tilt, and an in-dash 3G/4G Ford installed computer system.

Other new features this year include a standard 2000 watt inverter, a standard extra-wide editing bench with flip-up lid and camera storage, an optional 275 amp alternator, and optional LED scene lighting.

“The MMRP was created to meet the increasing demand for an affordable, fuel-efficient alternative to a full-size ENG van,” says Stephen Shpock, president, Integrated Microwave Technologies. “The MMRP is a state-of-the-art, cost-effective, full HD broadcast news vehicle that can provide broadcasters a variety of options and configurations based on their needs and budgets.”

MSC can transfer existing gear or provide options for full HD or SD audio/video/RF equipment packages. The compact pneumatic mast, low-maintenance design and efficient workflow platform come together in a cost-effective system.

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In addition, the MMRP features the Ford Transit Connect truck chassis, based on Motor Trend Magazine's “Truck of the Year,” and comes equipped with a compact Will-Burt NightScan mast.

Available in many configurations, the MMRP works well in urban and rural environments. A shorter wheelbase and lower center of gravity contribute to the vehicle’s overall ease of maneuverability, including parallel parking.

“The MMRP is all about efficiency through simplicity, and we look forward to demonstrating the abundance of features the MMRP has to offer our potential customers and the media at this year’s NAB,” adds Shpock.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. The company comprises the leading microwave brands Nucomm, RF Central and Microwave Service Company (MSC), offering broadcasters worldwide complete broadcast solutions. Nucomm is a premium brand of digital microwave video systems (including COFDM and VSB) for portable and fixed link applications. RF Central is an innovative brand of compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license free broadcast applications. MSC is a premier provider of engineering, integration, technical support, installation and commissioning services.

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