RF Central Direct VU Gets the Picture

Handheld Dual-Diversity COFDM HD Receiver Designed for ENG, Confidence Monitoring, Sporting Events and Video Assist Application

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) introduced its RF Central Direct VU handheld dual-diversity COFDM HD receiver at IBC 2012.

The RF Central Direct VU HD is a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity handheld receiver/monitor. It offers exceptional RF performance and durability, combined with true ease of operation and superb MPEG-4 decoding. The unit displays COFDM video transmissions using a built-in internal nine-inch 16:9-format screen using a bright, high-resolution LCD screen. The display also features an easy to use, menu-driven interface.

Much more than a COFDM handheld receiver, the Direct VU HD can send video over Ethernet to remote software or hardware decoders. This allows multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously. An SDI output enables the user to view the incoming video on an external monitor if needed.


“All of the features of the Direct VU allow us to provide an unequaled value in a high-quality COFDM receiver/monitor for ENG, confidence monitoring, sporting events and video-assist applications,” says Integrated Microwave Technologies Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “The Direct VU requires minimal setup to operate and was designed with the user in mind.”

For advanced functions such as changing frequency plans, AES decryption keys or unit naming, an easy to use administration software package is supplied.

The administration software package also allows users to configure and store up to 16 custom preset configurations. The presets can store as little or as much information as the administrator wishes. These values can then be locked in place, providing simple and reliable operation. Access control ensures that users will not inadvertently corrupt mission-critical settings.


An easy to use OSD display helps the user navigate the local user interface. The OSD features receiver statistics such as signal strength, preset, modulation and battery strength. The OSD provides users with full confidence in the operation of the unit.

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.  IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.