SWIT, an experienced company in the wireless video transmission market, has announced the SWIT FLOW500 HDMI and SDI wireless video system.
Right off the bat, the first thing we notice is how small the SWIT FLOW500 system is. Both the transmitter and the receiver measures out to be 66 x 106.5 x 24.7mm. They appear to be fairly portable with a weight under 250 grams for each unit.
SWIT FLOW500 feature rundown
In total, the FLOW500 has a range of up to 500 feet. It also supports dynamic frequency selection thanks to SWIT’s new KUWI 5.1-5.9GHz wireless tech. The system can automatically jump between different channels with a built-in wireless frequency scanner. However, if you want to switch the channel manually you can.
The FLOW500 can take signals up to 1080P at 60 frames per second. Additionally, the system supports SDI & HDMI embedded audio (CH1&2) transmission.
SWIT FLOW500’s design
Looking at the transmitter and the receiver, they have two and four antennas respectively. Both of them also have an OLED display showing the input, resolution, frequency, and channel that you are currently on. Also, to navigate through all the menus, the units have a joystick under the screen.
Additionally, there’s one micro USB port on both the transmitter and receiver. They are there for future firmware updates. As for the battery, there’s one 7-34V lockable DC input that powers the unit from the main power or a D-Tap battery.
Pricing and availability
One of the key features is supposed to be its affordability. The SWIT FLOW500 is available now for $1500. What do you think? Is this a good price for what is offered or is there a better option out there?