Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT)

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) Introduces Suitcase Receiver at ALEA Expo 2014

PHOENIX, AZ, JULY 16, 2014 — Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, introduces its four-channel Suitcase Receiver (SCRx) at ALEA Expo 2014, the Airborne Law Enforcement Association’s 44th Annual Conference and Exposition (Booth 409). 

IMT’s SCRx is a ruggedized COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) dual-diversity receiver with the capability to receive and decode up to four independent RF channels and display them individually or in a quad-screen format. The front end of the receiver combines high-dynamic range, low-noise amplifiers and a four-way RF splitter, producing exceptional RF performance without sacrificing sensitivity. The SCRx is integrated into a portable, IP66-rated hard storm case with two integrated LCD screens in order to view received content and adjust system controls.

“We listened to the needs of the law enforcement community and are excited to introduce the new Suitcase Receiver to those in attendance at ALEA 2014,” says IMT Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “Its ability to view content, both individually and using the quad-screen format, is a great asset in the field for public security monitoring and video tracking.”

The SCRx features four dual-diversity COFDM demodulators using maximum-ratio combining, which significantly improves the robustness of higher-data-rate COFDM modulation. It also features four MPEG2/H.264 high-profile SD/HD decoders, which feed into a four-input, multi-view, 17-inch LCD monitor. The monitor can display all four transmissions in a quad pattern or display one video transmission on a full screen. In addition, SCRx is designed with a second five-inch touch-screen LCD for controlling the unit. Parameters include signal strength, de-modulator lock, decryption active, decoding indicators and battery statistics. Both displays have brightness controls allowing for optimal nighttime or daylight viewing.

SCRx is designed with a built-in scan function, aiding in signal and channel identification, and integrated non-removable internal storage with 500GB SSD capacity with optional video playback. It includes field-replaceable battery packs that allow for a minimum of three hours of run time between charges. The unit can also be plugged into a vehicle’s 12-V power outlet or a standalone 120-/240-VAC power supply for unlimited operational capability. In addition, it features AES BCRYPT decryption capabilities, making it ideal for the most secure applications.

For advanced functions such as changing frequency plans, AES decryption keys, or unit naming, an easy-to-use administration software package is supplied that allows users to establish and store up to 32 custom-preset configurations. The presets can store as little or as much information as the administrator wishes and their values can be locked in place for later recall. Full access control ensures that users will not inadvertently corrupt mission-critical settings.

The Suitcase Receiver includes accessories such as a 120/240VAC power supply, two small rod-style omnidirectional microphones, high-gain antennas, along with assorted cables. In addition, IMT provides several optional add-ons, including a range of high-gain antennas and a Wi-Fi Live Streaming adapter, as well as compatible speakers and headphones.

About Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC

Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT) is a Business Unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division. IMT’s solid reputation as a quality leader and a trusted provider of mission-critical wireless video solutions has enabled the company to obtain business with state and local police departments, NASA, the Department of Justice, the US Air Force as well as blue chip defense contractors.  IMT is an ISO 9001:2008 certified QMS organization and recipient of multiple industry awards for design and innovations.

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A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the Broadcast & Video, Photographic and Military, Aerospace and Government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2012 revenue of £345.3 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised in three Divisions: Videocom, Imaging and Services.

Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG.

Imaging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography and video.

Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support to TV production teams and film crews.

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