Integrated Microwave Technologies Announces HD Wireless Video Transmitter for Drones

By Mike Ball / 02 May 2016

IMT microLite Aerial

Integrated Microwave Technologies (IMT), a developer of wireless communications technologies, has announced its new microLite–Aerial HD Wireless Video Transmitter for drones, which was unveiled at the NAB Show in Las Vegas.

The microLite–Aerial (MLT-Aerial) is a miniature system of wireless video transmission links designed to capture real-time, high-quality video from UAV/UGV units for display on ground applications. At the NAB Show, IMT highlighted one of the first planned integrations of the MLT-Aerial, with Aerobo’s Micro Unmanned Aerial System, known as the Mini. Aerobo designs, builds and operates drones for clients in news, TV, sports, advertising, as well as cinema and inspection. The Mini is a lightweight drone designed to exceed the safety standards set forth in the Micro UAS category of the proposed new FAA regulations.

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“We recognize the significant potential impact drones can have on Electronic News Gathering (ENG) operations due to the advantages they offer in cost, safety and convenience over traditional manned helicopter approaches,” says John Payne IV, president of IMT. “As a result, the ENG drone market represents an exciting opportunity for IMT. The Aerobo Mini is a unique, state-of-the art piece of equipment that enables news operators to capture incredible views from above. We designed the MLT-Aerial Transmitter to limit size, weight and power consumption without sacrificing the microLite’s quality our customers have become accustomed to. We also integrated a new antenna design customized specifically for use with micro drones. The MLT-Aerial’s compact, impressive technology makes it a key component to micro drones, and it is the product of choice when broadcast quality, exceptional range and reliability are required.”

George Schmitt, CEO and Board Chairman of xG Technology, said, “We are pleased that IMT is taking a leadership position in the market for video transmission technology for drones. As drone-based applications expand, the need for secure radios to control them will become a critical requirement. That need is filled by the reliable and resilient communications that the xMax platform delivers. We plan to work closely with IMT to integrate xMax capabilities into their advanced video offerings to enhance the value of their solutions.”

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact