..Well its nearly here, ImmersionRC have announced that their next generation of 2.4ghz video transmitters will be shipping soon. I’m not sure if that’s an ImmersionRC ‘soon’ or a normal persons soon but we’re exited none the less!
There is also talk of new higher sensitivity NexWaveRF receiver modules for the FatShark range of goggles along with new 2.4ghz UNO and DUO receivers. For more details here is the press-release from ImmersionRC:
ImmersionRC introduces long-awaited NexWaveRF 700mW 2.4GHz audio/video transmitters
Hong Kong, July 26th 2014 – ImmersionRC introduces today their long-awaited NexWaveRF based 2.4GHz 700mW audio/video transmitter to compliment its line of 5.8GHz audio/video transmitters.
Built on the same game changing NexWaveRF technology that has made the ImmersionRC 5.8GHz transmitters such a renowned success the 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter is built on this proven technology to offer you the best possible image quality, durability and ease of use.
Sporting roughly the same size and weight as the ImmersionRC’s 5.8GHz audio/video transmitters the new 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter brings a few features to market that will allow you to further reap the benefits of choosing ImmersionRC’s equipment for your next FPV build.
The first novel and noteworthy feature is the fact that the audio/video transmitter’s 5V output has been beefed up to handle up to 1.5A of current output, which means you can power, and charge, your HD camera straight off of our audio/video transmitter, so no more fiddling with external 5V supplies, just hook it up and be done with it. ImmersionRC is the only brand that will offer you this kind of flexibility.
The second novel and noteworthy feature is the fact that like our 5.8GHz audio/video transmitters the 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter is designed to run straight off of your main flight-pack and supports a wide voltage input range of 6-25V which allows you to run it off of a 2-cell up to a 6-cell Lithium Polymer battery directly.
Due to its extremely low-noise, highly efficient switching regulator there’s no additional heat being generated when running off of higher voltages and the switching regulator’s input is well filtered to cope with noise from your speed controller, or other electronics connected to your flight-pack.
The NexWaveRF based 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter has a 700mW/28.5dB RF output power, putting it a notch above the commonly available 500mW 2.4GHz transmitters from other manufacturers. It features the same industry standard locking connectors for connecting your battery and camera or audio/video source as featured on ImmersionRC’s other products. This makes the new 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter fully compatible with the existing 5.8GHz audio/video transmitters; it can be swapped out directly as all the connectors, and connector pin-outs, are the same. This also applies to the SMA-female antenna connector used.
The new NexWaveRF based 700mW 2.4GHz audio/video transmitter is available for order by resellers today and is priced with a MSRP of $69 including a cable set and a 2.4GHz omni-directional whip antenna.