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Jun 28

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AB HDTX System Offers Portable RF Solution

SHELTON, CT, JUNE 28, 2012—Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a Vitec Group company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, is pleased to announce the availability of its new AB HDTX System, a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system offering the ability to transmit a robust HD signal over great distances, all the while being powered by Anton/Bauer batteries.antonbauer_ab-hdrx.jpg

A collaboration between Anton/Bauer and Vitec Group sister company Integrated Microwave Technologies, LLC (IMT), Anton/Bauer’s AB HDTX System is a COFDM transmitter that utilizes the 5.8 GHz frequency band allowing customers to operate without the need for an FCC license. The AB HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the DirectVu handheld confidence monitor/receiver. The unit’s size makes it ideal for reality-based, ENG/EFP and live event coverage.antonbauer_ab-hdtx_oncamera.jpg

“We gave attendees a sneak preview of the AB HDTX system at this year’s NAB and Cine Gear Expo, and the response was overwhelmingly positive,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “Professionals love this system simply because it is compact, fits on the end of their camera, can be powered with their existing Anton/Bauer batteries and does not add much additional weight. We are proud to continue to offer solutions to help power our clients’ creativity, while protecting their investment.” As the system only draws about 15-watts, Anton/Bauer batteries, including the DIONIC® 90, HC and HCX, can offer reliable power for extended periods of time.

The AB HDTX System has an RF output of 100 mW and is capable of accepting a wide range of HD/SD video formats along with embedded audio from the HD SDI output on the camera. The use of MPEG-4 compression allows the signal to travel a half-mile in line of site applications. The system offers users the flexibility to be able to choose from 12 different channels in which to transmit to ensure the least amount of interference. “This also allows the ability for multiple different cameras to transmit to one central receive site,” adds Minowa. “In this application, a director can conveniently monitor different shots and make adjustments in real time.”

For more information, please visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Anton/Bauer

Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. Based in the United States in Shelton, CT with offices in Europe and Asia, Anton/Bauer was established in 1970 and has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such as the HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC and HCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®, CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

About Vitec Videocom

Vitec Videocom brings together some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol, Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for these market-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brand system sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within the Vitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

Vitec Videocom - innovative products around the camera.

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