Persistent Systems, LLC, a developer of Mobile Ad Hoc Networking (MANET) radio systems, has announced its latest product – the MPU5, a Smart Radio System that provides both H.264 encoding of HD video and long range reliable transmission on a private and secure network. The MPU5’s 3×3 MIMO radio system, with up to 6W of transmit power, enables it to achieve extremely long range and 100+ Mbps of throughput in complex, urban, high multi-path environments and in demanding applications such as unmanned vehicle communications. Persistent Systems will launch the MPU5 at the AUVSI XPONENTIAL Show in New Orleans.
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The MPU5 uses Persistent Systems’ Wave Relay MANET routing to provide multi-hop IP connectivity between multiple MPU5 radio systems, extending range and simplifying deployment. The multi-hop routing capability allows additional MPU5s to be utilized as wireless extensions, which enables news gathering to take place in locations that were previously unreachable by single-hop transmission systems. The MPU5’s integrated push-to-talk voice capability allows camera operators to remain continuously connected to the studio.
The MPU5 has a 3G-SDI input and can encode and stream HD video up to 1080p30 or 720p60, utilizing H.264 in an MPEG-TS stream via UDP or RTP with both Unicast and Multicast support. The MPU5 also has a 10/100 Ethernet port and can be directly connected to cameras that provide their own encoding and streaming functionality. The MPU5 is camera-mountable and includes a 12-hour battery for a full day of continuous operation.
In addition, the MPU5’s modular radio architecture enables the user to quickly and easily install RF modules for ISM as well as licensed frequency bands. This provides tremendous flexibility and protects user investment as spectrum regulations continue to evolve around the world.