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Link Research To Show LinkXPRV At IBC 2004

COFDM reverse video, fully agile wideband transmitter and accessories (July 01, 2004)

Link Research will launch its new digital wireless camera system, the LinkXPRV with reverse video, to the European market at IBC 2004. There is a full range of accessories including a new wideband transmitter.

The new LinkXPRV system, which uses COFDM reverse video for reliable operation, will be demonstrated live at IBC. Reverse video is particularly in demand from wireless camera system users. It allows a cameraman to see the live picture from a second camera or the overlaid graphics for sports broadcasts. The prototype of LinkXPRV was shown at NAB in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Link Research is extending its LinkXP range with a new wideband transmitter which operates right across the whole 2GHz band, anywhere between 1.95Ghz to 2.7 Ghz.

This will give the operator the flexibility to work with whichever frequency is available at a particular event and to change frequency as needed, to suit the location.

The wideband transmitter means that LinkXP systems will operate truly internationally, as it can be tuned to match the different RF frequencies available in each country. This will be ideal for companies working in the areas of International news and sports.

Other new features for LinkXP include the option of camera control for colour balance on the LinkXPR model, a power amplifier and antennas to suit every situation. There are antennas to use on the ground, in aircraft and on motorbikes. The airborne systems have been used for marathons and there is a 180 º antenna that is ideal to cover a football match from the sidelines.

Link Research will be showing a handy backpack specially designed to carry the transmitter and a 1W amplifier to extend the range of the LinkXP systems. This is ideally suited for golfing applications and other productions that require the cameraman to roam further than the usual 300-500 meter range offered by the “standalone” LinkXP units.

Also being shown for the first time in Europe, will be a working model of the LinkXPe, a small wireless camera transmitter for non-broadcast applications. This will be useful for film-assist or for mounting on board vehicles.

Link Research has now sold hundreds of its digital wireless camera systems to broadcasters throughout Europe, America and the rest of the World, for use at sports events and for National TV News. The systems provide professional MPEG 4:2:2 video with a low signal delay, just 40ms, which is imperceptible in live TV, and diversity reception, which gives a robust signal as the cameraman moves around.

Link Research is on stand no: 1.271.

About Link Research
Link Research was started by David and Len Mann, to produce equipment for the field of professional TV. As well as reselling other companies’ products, Link manufactures its own encoders, encoder/modulators and the LinkXP wireless camera system which won the IABM’s Peter Wayne Award for Design and Innovation 2002.
Link’s customers include many big names in broadcasting, such as the BBC, BT, ITN, BSkyB, CBS and NTL. For more information please see


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