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#1 Payton Peterson

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 03:16 PM

This week I was at an expo in Denver and had the pleasure of giving IDX's new transmitter/receiver a try. That was the "first time" it has been shown to the public, and I believe it is a competitor to the Teradek Bolt.

Here are some specs an IDX representative named Cathy Fercano gave me at the expo:

IDX CW-1
5GHz
Input: HDMI
Output: HDMI
Zero frame delay, (less than 1ms)
Transmit up to 328ft
Dynamic Frequency Selection
Formats: 1080/599.94i, 1080/50i, 1080/29.97p, 1080/25p, 1080/24p, 1080/23.98, 720/59.94p, 720/50p, 525i/59.94, 625i/50, 525p/59.94, 625p/50, SXGA, XGA, SVGA, VGA
Transmitter Power Consumption: 3.5W max
Powered via Mini USB Type AB
Battery add-on is rated to give 11hrs of battery life
Weight: 0.7oz
Expected Price: $1,200

I walked at least 300ft with the system inside the venue with the CW-1 attached to a monitor, and had no picture issues. I then continued to walk outside the venue, then things started to get grainy. Had a total loss of signal about 350ft.

I'm will be posting a update to this post when I have both the Bolt & CW-1 side-by-side to test in late November. Then, I will detail the two products pros and cons for your evaluation.

Expected launch date for the IDX CW-1 is in November/December 2012. Expected cost is $1,200.

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#2 Charles Papert

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 04:41 PM

Well, being that it is HDMI I/O rather than SDI, that would seem to make it more of a competitor to the Paralinx than the Bolt.
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#3 Benjamin Treplin

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:26 PM

IMHO Paralinx and CW-1 are identical products just different labels on the box.
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#4 Victor Lazaro

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 05:57 PM

IMHO Paralinx and CW-1 are identical products just different labels on the box.


I don't know about the electronic inside or the software, but it's true that they have exactly the same shape.
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#5 Mark Schlicher

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Posted 27 October 2012 - 06:17 PM

They are probably based on the same chipset but probably have some hardware and/or firmware differences. This is also probably true of the Teradeck product. Obviously the Bolt includes a more robust power connector and the SDI conversion, as well as the ability to use multiple receivers (which is also promised soon for the Paralinx Arrow.)
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 08:10 PM

Well yes, they are all based on the Amimon board as far as I know, same goes for the "big boys" like Boxx, Transvideo etc.
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#7 Ross Kanarek

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Posted 28 October 2012 - 09:46 PM

Indeed, they are produced by the same company which has the exclusive rights from Amimon to produce the circuitry. You may find a difference in software, but hardware wise identical. If you want to produce a wireless HD product, licensing Amimon's intellectual property, you have to deal with this company. We all deal with them in one capacity or another, some choose to take an off-the-shelf option(like above and Paralinx) and others buy from them and integrate the wireless boards solely( with the Amimon chipset), with propreitary video boards and antennas(i.e. Recon, CW-5, Boxx, etc).

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Well yes, they are all based on the Amimon board as far as I know, same goes for the "big boys" like Boxx, Transvideo etc.


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