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HyTRON 140 Batteries Meet the Power Demands of Company’s High Definition Workload

SHELTON, CT, MAY 3, 2012—Anton/Bauer® has been supporting PACSAT International, a full-service video and audio production, post-production and satellite transmissions company for the last 20 years. PACSAT has come to rely on the dependability of batteries from 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, whether shooting breaking news, major sporting events like the Olympics, a Katy Perry special for MTV or videos for corporate clients. Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON® 140 batteries have allowed PACSAT International Director of Photography Ken Cavalli and his production crew to focus on the creative work at hand without worrying about power needs.antonbauer_pacsat.JPG

“Since we’ve been using the HyTRON 140, I no longer have to think about the longevity of a battery when I go on shoots,” says Cavalli, who typically uses the Sony PDWF800. “When I use a HyTRON 140 battery, I know it’s going to work and it’s going to get me through the job with no issues.”

Anton/Bauer’s HyTRON 140 battery is ideally suited to the power demands of today's high definition equipment and on-camera lighting systems. In lower-power applications, it can provide power for many hours without limits or travel restrictions. The HyTRON 140 also offers an excellent counterbalance to offset the weight of a lens. With the recent transition to HD cameras, the HyTRON 140 typically provides up to four hours of run time with a single battery. A new cell technology has been employed to provide key improvements in battery life, durability and discharge performance in all environments.

PACSAT International also uses Anton/Bauer’s Ultralight® 2 camera-mounted light and the 2700 series PowerChargers, including the four-position Quad 2702 and compact two-position DUAL 2722 chargers. According to Cavalli, the products not only help to provide seamless and reliable power, they also come with Anton/Bauer’s steadfast customer support, which has become a valuable part of his productions. If something goes awry during a crucial moment of a shoot, Cavalli and his crew know they can always turn to Anton/Bauer for help.

“During the last Olympics, I was doing a shoot in a bay, when a wave splashed some of my gear,” explains Cavalli. “While I was able to keep the camera dry, after a while, it started to malfunction. I immediately called up [Global Customer Support Manager] Joe Teodosio, who I knew was on site throughout the entire span of the games. Not only did he provide the replacement gear for the back of my camera directly from the camera manufacturer, he helped me get back out there to shoot within 40 minutes.

“The type of support they provide at major events and from their headquarters throughout the year shows just how much they care about their customers—always thinking ahead and having a full stock of gear saved my shoot. If I need anything, I know they’re out there to help me.”

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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