Integrated Microwave Technologies LLC (IMT), a business unit within the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division and a leader in advanced digital microwave systems for MAG (Military, Aerospace & Government) markets, showcases its Mobile Viewer-BC Dual-Diversity COFDM Briefcase Receiver/Monitor at Border Security Expo 2013 (Booth 416).

The Mobile Viewer-BC is a ruggedized COFDM (C-COFDM M-Mobile D-Diversity R-Receiver), DVB-T-compliant, dual-diversity receiver/monitor in a custom-designed portable briefcase, uniquely engineered for optimal carrying comfort, maximum storage and equipment protection. IMT’s sister company Petrol Bags™, a leading producer of professional carrying bags, protective cases and accessories for HD to DV cameras, lighting, audio, support and other production equipment, designed the briefcase.

“Border Security Expo is the ideal setting to showcase and demo the capabilities of the new Mobile Viewer-BC,” says IMT Divisional Chief Executive Stephen Shpock. “Designed to provide a high-quality COFDM receiver/monitor that is conveniently housed in a portable briefcase, the Mobile Viewer-BC is a useful tool for border security agents to have in the field, as its quality and portability are an asset for covert border surveillance.”

The Mobile Viewer-BC offers exceptional RF performance and durability, combined with true ease of operation and superb H.264 decoding, as well as MPEG-2 auto-detect decoding. The unit displays received video images on a built-in, eight-inch, high-brightness LCD display with an easy-to-use menu-driven interface. The Mobile Viewer-BC is also available with AES decryption capabilities for the upmost security in preventing unauthorized viewing from decoding or eavesdropping.

The unit includes a wide array of video input and output formats, including ASI and HD/SD SDI. The Mobile Viewer-BC can send video over Ethernet to remote software or hardware decoders, allowing multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously. Mobile Viewer-BC also features an Ethernet port for streaming video over IP to local and remote decoders. Its spectrum viewer feature can be used to monitor for the best available clear channel and potential interference issues.

The unit is powered through an internal rechargeable battery. With power consumption of less than 15W, the battery lasts an unprecedented four hours. The battery is rechargeable within the unit and can be removed and replaced.

The ultra-lightweight briefcase is optimally designed to transport the Mobile Viewer-BC comfortably and securely. Cradling and cushioning its contents with multiple layers of densely padded fabric, it keeps the receiver/monitor safe from vibration and shock.The briefcase interior offers removable internal dividers for custom configuration, which keeps the components organized and accessible in field tactical operations. The bag’s flap opens envelope-style into a sturdy hood to aid shading and viewing. Petrol Bags’ proprietary sliding pipe system (SPS) binding straps secure the monitor and keep it firmly, and safely, in place. An adjustable rear backing leg can also be used to position the monitor at just the right viewing angle.