Integrated Microwave Technologies debuts its ‘DropCam’ video camera / transmitter and receiver set

DropCam Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), a unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division, has introduced its DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR video camera/transmitter and receiver kit.

The kit is a rapid-deployment video/audio solution that includes the DropCam Tx-II transmitter with integrated camera and microphone, along with IMT’s Mini MobilCMDR receiver/monitor. Housed in a convenient carrying case, this new kit is ideal for rapid deployment and tactical surveillance. It uses COFDM digital RF transmission, enabling superior non-line-of-sight performance in buildings, culverts and urban environments, giving users a level of performance that is unattainable with conventional analog or 802.11 (Wi-Fi) products.

“We are excited to introduce the DropCam Tx-II/Mini MobilCMDR Video Camera/Transmitter and Receiver Kit at AUVSI 2014,” says IMT Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “This all-inclusive kit features AES BCRYPT decryption capabilities that make it ideal for applications ranging from public security monitoring to situational video assessment.”

IMT’s DropCam Tx-II HD transmitter is a small, ruggedized COFDM transmitter with integrated camera and microphone, housed in an IP66-rated enclosure. This next-generation product comes with an assortment of removable sensor modules, making it even more versatile. Depending on the application, a user may choose an SD or HD video module. The SD module has an integrated low-light swivel camera combined with an infrared LED and high-dynamic microphone.

HD cameras have a wider field of view and won’t sacrifice resolution when the user is digitally zooming into a region of interest. The HD sensor modules are also available with a quad video matrix option. The transmitter also features a new optional internal edge video recorder for offline analysis. The user can download the video via a USB connection.

The DropCam Tx-II’s lightweight and rugged design features a three-hour runtime with a robust range exceeding one mile.

IMT’s Mini MobilCMDR is a small, ruggedized IP54-rated COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity handheld receiver/monitor that offers exceptional RF performance and durability, true ease of operation, and superb H.264 and MPEG2/4 decoding.

Weighing less than three pounds, the unit, a miniature version of IMT’s popular full-size MobilCMDR, displays COFDM video transmissions on a five-inch integrated bright-daylight, high-resolution LCD screen. In addition, the unit features an HDMI output, which allows users to output the video on any large screen that has HDMI connection, including most off-the-shelf TV screens.

The run time for internal batteries is more than two hours and can be extended with a small, lightweight clip-on external battery. The Mini MobilCMDR also features a 32GB internal storage record capability.