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April 09, 2013

NAB - Integrated Microwave Technologies Launches Nucomm Newscoder 4 Decoder

By Meenakshi Shankar, TMCnet Contributor

NAB, the digital media industry event happening from April 6 – 11, 2013 in Las Vegas, N.V., where Integrated Microwave Technologies (News - Alert), a company specializing in advanced digital microwave systems, will be demonstrating its Nucomm Newscoder 4 Decoder (NCRx4), a rack-mountable compact HD/SD MPEG2/4 decoder.

Ideally suited for traditional broadcast, sports and entertainment and ENG applications, the Nucomm NCRx4 is a small, low-power, HD/SD video/audio decoder with ASI, SD-SDI, HD-SDI and composite output signals as well as AES decryption.

“The NCRx4 is designed to be one-rack-unit-mountable, with one to three units per mount,” said Stephen Shpock, divisional chief executive at Integrated Microwave Technologies in a statement. “This flexibility of outputs and mountings, coupled with the operator’s ability to use legacy MPEG-2 or SD transmission infrastructure, results in an extremely cost-effective HD MPEG-4 upgrade.”

The NCRx4 features MPEG-4 H.264 SD and HD decoding, enabling broadcasters to decode HD content efficiently over the same infrastructure they use to transmit SD or MPEG-2 content. According to the company, this gives broadcasters the ability to significantly upgrade their capabilities without having to fully invest in a complete MPEG-4 system upgrade. Also, it features Video over IP (VoIP) and remote control via its Ethernet port, along with one stereo- or two mono-balanced audio outputs. In addition, it can embed audio onto the SDI output. It also features ASI loop-through for decoding multiple MPEG-4 transport streams.

Users can also access advanced functions, such as AES decryption keys or unit naming, with an easy-to-use administration software package that is supplied and can also configure up to eight custom presets.

Edited by Ashley Caputo

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