KOREA, MARCH 1, 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, recently equipped Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation (MBC), a leading Korean public broadcaster, with 30 DIONIC® HC batteries. This increases the broadcaster’s inventory to 130 Anton/Bauer batteries for use in the newsroom as well as for sports and other cable programming.
Consistently rated as one of the top broadcasters in Korea, MBC has contributed to the development of the Korean broadcasting industry with its nationwide network of 19 regional stations and 10 subsidiaries. The multimedia group has various channels, and offers programming from live news and entertainment to sports and television dramas. To increase its inventory of Anton/Bauer batteries, the network turned to Koil Corporation, Anton/Bauer’s local Korean distributor.
alt='antonbauer_mbc-korea.jpg' />“While MBC Korea had previously used competitive power products, it ultimately selected Anton/Bauer due to the company’s swift, global customer support and reliable Gold Mount® System,” says Mi Jung Jo, Koil Corporation. The Anton/Bauer Gold Mount System, the most widely used battery mounting system in the industry, is an interchangeable battery system using a forward-compatible approach originally developed by the company. It 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. No matter what cameras it is using, the production team can be assured it has the most secure battery-camera connection, with seamless power and future compatibility. “Even though the price point may be higher than competitors’—not only are the batteries more reliable, especially when shooting outdoors, they have become the network’s exclusive battery of choice,” says Jo.
Part of the company’s Logic Series® batteries, the DIONIC HC is suitable for powering high-current applications in a lightweight package. Working closely with cell manufacturers, the DIONIC series incorporates high-capacity cells offering 10 amps. To continually ensure cell protection and performance integrity, a special honeycomb cell pack design protects the cells. The DIONIC HC provides 91Wh and can operate a 40-watt HD camera for more than two hours. Transported as carry-on luggage without restrictions, the DIONIC HC is the perfect lightweight battery for shooting on location*.
“In addition to the company’s reliable Gold Mount System, MBC also appreciates the exclusive RealTime® display on the DIONIC HC,” adds Jo. Via a simple, easily understood LCD, the RealTime display offers both a fuel gauge and up to nine hours of remaining run-time (under low power load conditions) data simultaneously, with no "set-up" required—leaving users with added confidence in how much power is left in the battery.
*All carry-on/checked baggage passenger rules should be verified with your specific carrier prior to travel. For more information on Li-Ion travel, refer to www.antonbauer.com.
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.
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