ENG transmitter goes on back of camera operators; unit weighs just 4.5 pounds
By Michael Grotticelli -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/30/2001 8:00:00 PM
For those camera operators who hate to be tied down, Norway-based Tandberg Television (with offices in Orlando, Fla.) has introduced the Voyager Lite backpack for news, sports and other wireless video applications.
Weighing about 4.5 pounds, Voyager Lite does not need a line-of-sight for transmission, according to the company.
The unit uses Tandberg's proprietary COFDM D-ENG technology, which, the company claims, delivers microwave signals free from ghosting and other multipath interference.
Voyager Lite can be used with a variety of bit rates and includes a MPEG-2 video encoder and an integrated COFDM modulator/upconverter. It outputs a 2.4 GHz RF signal back to an ENG van or the station.
Selling at $45,000 and available immediately, the product is the first resulting from Tandberg's acquisition of Audio-Video-Systeme GmbH in July, combining scaled down versions of Tandberg's COFDM D-ENG technology with AVS' expertise in RF microwave.
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