Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) presented its new briefcase receiver (BCRx) at AUVSI 2014. The BCRx is a COFDM (DVB-T-compliant) diversity receiver/monitor integrated into a ruggedized, portable IP66-rated briefcase. 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 strongest 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 to display on one of two built-in LCD monitors.
The 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.
BCRx. Photo courtesy of IMT
IMT’s BCRx also includes 500GB of built-in, non-removable solid-state storage and field-replaceable battery packs that allow for a minimum of three hours of run time between charges. It can also be plugged into a vehicle’s 12V power outlet or a standalone 120/240VAC power supply for unlimited operational capability.
For advanced functions such as changing frequency plans, AES decryption keys, or unit naming, an administration software package is supplied that allows users to establish and store up to 32 custom preset configurations. The presets can store as little or as much information as the administrator wishes and their values locked in place for later recall. Full access control ensures that users will not inadvertently corrupt mission-critical settings.
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