Anton/Bauer Sends Contest Winner On Free Trip to NAB 2011

LAS VEGAS, APRIL 11, 2011 – Anton/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, is proud to announce that Gerry Meinders is the lucky winner of an all expenses paid trip to the 2011 NAB Show in Las Vegas. Meinders and a guest will receive two complimentary round-trip airfare tickets, three hotel nights and two free passes to attend the broadcast industry’s largest show.

Meinders is chief engineer at WREX in Rockford, IL and has been with the NBC television affiliate for 48 years. He says the station has primarily used Anton/Bauer batteries for the past 25 years. “We keep going back to Anton/Bauer for its quality and customer service, as well as its competitive pricing,” says Meinders.

Last June, Anton/Bauer announced that in honor of its 40th Anniversary it would give away a free trip to NAB 2011 to one of its customers. Requirements for all participants to qualify were to simply register their Anton/Bauer products for an on-line warranty (Meinders registered two HyTRON 140s). During the company’s Annual Sales Meeting earlier this year, Meinders’ name was randomly selected as the winner.

While this will not be Meinders’ first trip to NAB, he has not attended in more than 10 years. “With the digital mandate and transition to HD, technology has changed drastically over the last decade,” he says. “I am really looking forward to attending and checking out what’s new and seeing what the future of the broadcast industry holds.”

“We could not think of a better way to thank our customers for their loyalty to our brand than to bring one of them with us to one of the industry’s most prominent events,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development, Anton/Bauer. “Our company couldn’t be more excited to have Mr. Meinders attend this year’s NAB as a guest of Anton/Bauer, and we are looking forward to hearing his perspective on how the industry and show have evolved over the years.”

For more information on Anton/Bauer’s new product offerings and line of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, please visit the company during NAB 2011 (Booth C7032) or visit the company’s website at


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

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 2009 revenue of £315 million, Vitec is based on strong, well-known, premium brands on which its customers worldwide rely. Vitec is organised 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, fibre optic and wireless technology used by TV production teams and film crews.

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