SARASOTA, Fla., June 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), an xG Technology business unit and the leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the broadcast, sports, entertainment and law enforcement markets, announces the launch of its Mini DirectVu Handheld Video Assist COFDM Diversity Receiver ("Mini DirectVu").
The Mini DirectVu is ideal for ensuring high quality and reliable wireless video links in both line-of-sight (LOS) and non-line-of-sight conditions, making it well-suited for use in fluid, high-mobility situations. It is a compact, lightweight, battery-powered unit that is ruggedized to provide maximum portability.
"We based the new Mini DirectVu on our existing nine-inch DirectVu, which allows us to provide an unequaled value in a high-quality COFDM receiver/monitor for law enforcement operations, ENG (Electronic News Gathering), confidence monitoring, sporting events and video-assist applications," says John Payne IV, president of IMT. "Today, with wireless video being used in more and more situations, including UAV applications, we're offering a product that has a smaller form factor and a touch screen LCD. This makes it ideal for use in tactical public safety settings, as well as for creatives who want to make sure they get outstanding images with minimal setup and hassle. Overall, it was designed with the user and their application in mind."
George Schmitt, CEO and Board Chairman of xG Technology, said, "IMT's Mini DirectVu receiver is ideal for providing immediate and reliable reception to users requiring maximum mobility. It is equally compelling as a tactical device in critical situations as it is for capturing broadcast news and sporting events, making it adaptable to a wide variety of use cases."
The Mini DirectVu is a COFDM (DVB-T compliant) dual-input maximal ratio combining diversity handheld receiver with an integrated five-inch high brightness touch screen LCD display. It offers exceptional RF performance and durability, true ease of operation, and superior video quality delivered with MPEG-4 (H.264) and MPEG-2 high profile auto detect decoding.
When paired with IMT's RF Central microLite wireless camera transmitter, the Mini DirectVu offers a comprehensive, rapidly-deployable video and audio solution that enables advanced situational awareness. It also has optional AES decryption capabilities that make it well-suited for applications ranging from public safety monitoring to covert surveillance.
The receiver can also be configured with additional features that take it far beyond standard COFDM handheld receivers. Optional add-ons include DVR record and playback functionality, using standard playback controls, and a built-in Real Time Streaming Protocol (RTSP) server that enables video streaming over Ethernet for remote software or hardware decoders. This allows multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously.
Additional Mini DirectVu product information can be viewed at http://www.imt-broadcast.com/mini-directvu
About xG Technology, Inc.
Founded in 2002, xG Technology has created a broad portfolio of intellectual property that enables always-available, always-connected and always-secure voice, broadband data and video communications. The company's technology portfolio includes solutions marketed under xG's xMax brand as well as under the brands of its business unit Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT).
xMax is a patented all-IP software-defined cognitive radio network that delivers mission-assured wireless connectivity in any RF environment. xMax provides a solution to the challenges of interoperability, survivability and flexibility in expeditionary and critical communications networks. xMax can be deployed as fixed or mobile infrastructure to enhance and integrate seamlessly with legacy communications systems, both private and commercial. Access and priority can be controlled, and in the event of congestion, failure or denial of access to commercial networks, xMax provides a fully secure, scalable, private and highly resilient network for essential communications – all at zero bandwidth cost.
xMax incorporates advanced optimizing technologies that include spectrum sharing, interference mitigation, multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) and software defined radio (SDR). xMax offers key benefits for numerous industries worldwide, including military, emergency response and public safety, telemedicine, urban and rural wireless broadband, utilities, and critical infrastructure.
IMT further supports xG's military and public safety customers with its mission-critical wireless video solutions. IMT is a leader in advanced digital microwave systems and a provider of engineering, integration, installation and commissioning services serving the MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government), broadcast, and sports & entertainment markets. IMT's product lines include digital broadcast microwave video systems and compact microwave video equipment for licensed and license-free applications. More information on IMT can be found at www.imt-solutions.com.
Based in Sarasota, Florida, xG has over 100 patents and pending patent applications. xG is a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ Capital Market (symbol: XGTI) For more information, please visit www.xgtechnology.com
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