CHIBA CITY, JAPAN, NOVEMBER 16, 2010 – 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, will showcase its DIONIC® HCX 120 watt-hour capacity battery, the cutting-edge Tandem® 150 Modular Power System and ARRI Alexa Power Solutions at Inter BEE 2010.
Anton/Bauer will demonstrate the versatility of its powerful solutions for broadcast and film environments at its booth 5601 including:
• DIONIC® HCX High-Current Battery: With a 120 watt-hour battery capacity and a brand new motion detection sensor that protects against capacity loss, the DIONIC HCX is the company’s latest addition to its successful DIONIC series high-current battery line. The DIONIC HCX’s most exciting feature is its unique, built-in motion detection sensor. After a two-day period without a load, the DIONIC HCX automatically goes into “deep sleep,” significantly reducing self-discharge and allowing extended storage with nearly zero capacity loss. To “awaken” the battery for normal use, customers need only move the battery, thus activating the motion detection feature and as a result, “wake up” the battery. This new motion detection feature significantly increases the overall life of the battery by mitigating lithium-ion battery self-discharge when the battery is not in use.
• Tandem® 150 Modular Power System: The Tandem 150 system provides ultimate flexibility for shoots in isolated areas offering two unique methods of charging. The smallest and lightest charger and on-camera power supply available on the market, Tandem 150 provides ultimate flexibility for shoots in isolated areas offering two unique methods of charging for any Logic Series® battery. Crews working out of their cars can simply use the CA-TMCL with their dependable vehicle AC power outlet. The CA-TMCL is the smallest portable car charger on the market and does not require an inverter. The battery simply snaps on the QR-TM bracket which plugs into the vehicle’s power outlet. In addition, for productions where sunlight is available, crews can charge batteries with the award-winning Anton/Bauer Solar Panel. When operated from the AC Mains at 100 to 240 volts AC or 50-60 Hz, the Tandem 150 (QR-TM and PSU-150) is a fully automatic system that can simultaneously charge a battery and power a camera. If a 75 watt draw is exceeded, the system will automatically stop charging and perform solely as a 150 watt power supply. The Tandem 150 is also the only on-camera A/C power supply over 100 watts without a fan. When the load is reduced below 75 watts, the QR-TM instantly resumes normal operation, as a simultaneous charger/power supply.
• ARRI Alexa Power Solutions: Anton/Bauer provides a wide variety of power options for the ARRI Alexa digital camera. Utilizing any Logic Series® batteries from Li-Ion to NiMH, you can use belts, hot swap, mounts, or mount a battery directly to the back of the camera. With the QR Hot Swap-AR, available in January 2011, the user can use two of the DIONIC HC or DIONIC HCX’s for seamless hot swapping and longer run-times. A unique feature with the Anton/Bauer QR Hot Swap-AR allows battery communication to be transmitted to the camera. Also, the ALEXA camera allows the user to “hot swap” between the on-board battery and the CINE-VCLX series.
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 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.
More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.
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