The XTR2 is a bench or rack mounted Indoor Unit (IDU) that is part of the Digital Electronic News-Gathering (DENG) System. The unit works in conjunction with an Outdoor unit (ODU) that houses the RF electronics. The two devices communicate via a Gigabit Ethernet cable which carries bi-directional AV and control.
The XTR2 unit can receive video either directly from cameras using SDI or HDMI, or through an RF link via an ODU. The XTR2 can encode, decode and transport content, and supports H.264 and MPEG2 video compression as standard.