Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, is promoting its new Briefcase Receiver (BCRx).
The BCRx is a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity receiver/monitor integrated into a ruggedized, portable IP66-rated briefcase that offers exceptional RF performance and durability, combined with true ease of operation and highly reliable H.264 high-profile and MPEG-2 decoding.
BCRx ensures reliable reception of COFDM-modulated microwave transmissions via maximal-ratio combining technology that takes advantage of 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 and display them on a built-in LCD monitor.
The rugged unit is also capable of streaming the video to remote computers using its UDP/RTP or RTSP protocols, as it features a 100 Mbps Ethernet LAN interface. This allows received video to be viewed remotely using MPEG-4/MPEG-2 decoder software on a standard personal computer.
“With its AES 128/256 BCRYPT decryption capabilities, IMT’s Briefcase Receiver is ideal for applications ranging from public security monitoring to video tracking,” says IMT’s CEO, Stephen Shpock. “The Briefcase Receiver is extremely intuitive and requires minimal setup.”
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, allowing nighttime or daylight viewing.
Upon boot up, the BCRx displays are defaulted to an “off” mode. The touch user interface is intuitive to operate, featuring standard icons and buttons for the control of receiver and telemetry parameters. An information status summary is displayed on the control LCD. Parameters displayed include preset, frequency and channel selection, signal strength, demodulator lock, decryption-active and decoding indicators. The LCD user interface also displays the transmitter battery status and telemetry control confirmations.