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Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT) Introduces Central Integrated Receiver Antenna System-X8

Date: 2015-07-14
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Ideally Suited for Command Centers and Helicopter Downlinks, 8-Way MaxRC COFDM Receiver Offers Exceptional RF Performance

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a leader in advanced digital microwave systems serving the state, local and federal law enforcement markets, introduces its Central Integrated Receiver Antenna System-x8 (CIRAS-x8).

CIRAS-x8 is a ruggedized COFDM (DVB-T compliant) eight-way diversity receiver integrated with six-segment side-looking antennas and two up-looking antennas into a single, small format pod. The system offers exceptional RF performance in a compact, lightweight IP66-rated weatherproof radome housing, enabling users to mount it onto vehicles, towers or building tops in any type of weather condition.

CIRAS-x8 can also receive two signals simultaneously in the same package. Its six vertical polarized antennas offer 14dBi gain per panel and the two up-looking antennas offer 3dBi gain.

The IMT CIRAS-x8 unit is designed to optimize the receive signal automatically at all times, virtually eliminating human intervention. In contrast to older single, highly directional antennas, CIRAS-x8 covers 360 degrees of azimuth with no moving parts. The system sends an MPEG transport stream over IP either by Ethernet cable or ruggedized fiber to a remote decoder. The CIRAS-x8 is powered from a PoE switch or auxiliary DC input.

CIRAS-x8 is the next generation of receive systems. Typical diversity receive sites have the antennas, LNAs or BDCs mounted at the top of the command center with coaxial cables running to a receiver and decoder. This design makes the entire system susceptible to lightning and other EMI disturbances. By integrating the receiver into the pod, IMT has reduced the coaxial runs from eight Ethernet cables to one, while decreasing the vulnerability to lightning. This also reduces overall system costs.

IMT is a trusted provider of mission-critical wireless video solutions to state, local and federal police departments. More information can be found at

- Product Profiles/ (via IMT, 6/23/15)



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