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anton_bauer_qr-hotswap_ar_ibc2011.jpgAnton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, will introduce new Gold Mount Systems for the ARRI ALEXA digital cinema camera and RED digital cinema cameras to European broadcast professionals at the 2011 IBC Show in Amsterdam (Stand 11.D61). The QR-HotSwap-AR for the ARRI ALEXA, and the QR-RED for the RED ONE are innovative Gold Mount Solutions with superior communications, the direct result of Anton/Bauer’s strong relationships with the industry’s top camera makers.

“Anton/Bauer has strived to develop collaborative working relationships with ARRI and RED in order to be able to offer the finest battery to camera communication to digital cinema pros,” says Paul Dudeck, vice president of sales, Anton/Bauer. “Other battery manufacturers are not able to offer the same advanced capabilities and synergy between the products because top camera company’s trust the quality and dependability associated with the Anton/Bauer brand.”

Offering a secure snap-on approach to keep the battery in place from any position, the Gold Mount provides three solid mechanical connections that “lock” into place, allowing secure contact for a steady stream of uninterrupted power, and self-cleaning gold-plated pins rated for high-current. The QR-HotSwap-AR allows for either two DIONIC HC or DIONIC HCX batteries for seamless hot swapping and longer run-times. Working closely with ARRI, Anton/Bauer offers ARRI tested and approved communication with the ALEXA, for the QR-Hotswap-AR, which shows the combined batteries’ remaining run-time via the InterActive Viewfinder Fuel Gauge, displaying communication directly to the camera’s LCD.

"Many of our customers use Anton/Bauer batteries with the ALEXA cameras, and they are very impressed with the reliability and built-in quality of the batteries, as well as the wide range of battery and accessory options available," says M. Shipman-Mueller, product manager, cameras and lenses, ARRI.

The Anton/Bauer Gold Mount System is the most widely used battery mounting system in the industry, providing an interchangeable battery system using a forward-compatible approach originally developed by the company. This system allows for new cell chemistries as they are developed, enabling a battery introduced today to perform seamlessly on a current charger purchased 10 years ago, with only a simple firmware upgrade. Anton/Bauer, the only battery manufacturer authorized by RED for communication, offers the QR-RED for the RED ONE which displays the batteries’ remaining run-time via the InterActive® Viewfinder Fuel Gauge, displaying communication directly to the camera’s LCD.

Anton/Bauer will also debut the QRC-EPIC Gold Mount at this year’s IBC for RED’s new Epic digital cinema camera. Offering three exclusive outputs, the QRC-EPIC has a hard-wired cabled six-pin LEMO connector for power, and two PowerTap® connectors for accessories.

“Anton/Bauer has worked closely with both manufacturers to develop superior battery-to-camera communication,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “When shooting on location with the ARRI or RED, the most sought after cameras in all of digital cinema, Anton/Bauer’s Gold Mount users can have confidence in the most asked question — ‘how much power do I have left?’”

About Anton/Bauer

Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovator and 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 virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer high performance products include the Ultralight, ElipZ, ElightZ, CINE VCLX and CINE VCLX/2. Their superior-quality products have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

A Snapshot of The Vitec Group

Vitec is an international Group principally serving customers in the broadcast, photographic and military, aerospace and government (MAG) markets. Listed on the London Stock Exchange with 2010 revenue of £309 million, Vitec is based on strong, well known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organized in three divisions: Imaging & Staging, Videocom and Services. Imaging & Staging designs, manufactures and distributes equipment and accessories for photography, video and events. Videocom designs and distributes systems and products used in broadcasting and live entertainment, film and video production and MAG. Services provides equipment rental, workflow design and technical support for camera, video, audio, fiber optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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