Anton/Bauer Introduces New AB Direct VU HD Monitor

Compact Solution Complements AB-HDRFSystem with Ultra-High Brightness Display, Ability to Receive up to 12 Camera Positions

SHELTON,CT, NOVEMBER 8, 2012—Building upon the success of the company’s AB-HDRF 5.8GHz COFDM RF system,Anton/Bauer®, part of Vitec Videocom, a VitecGroup company, and a premier global provider of batteries, chargers, lightingand other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and filmindustries, is pleased to introduce the new AB Direct VU COFDM diversity receiver/monitor. A collaborationbetween Anton/Bauer and Vitec Group sister company Integrated MicrowaveTechnologies, LLC (IMT), Anton/Bauer’s AB Direct VU offers a compact, portablesystem that includes a hand-held monitor plus receiver—all powered usingAnton/Bauer Gold Mounts® and batteries.

ABDirect VU is a handheld diversity confidence receiver/monitor that displaysCOFDM video transmissions using a built-in internal nine-inch 16:9 formatscreen. The bright, high-resolution 1200-NIT, 1080i HD LCD screen makes theunit suitable for a variety of uses, including ENG/EFP, cine and filmproduction and sporting events. The high-bright LCD screen is easy to read indaylight, an important feature for outdoor applications. It also features a simple-to-usemenu-driven interface.

“We are very much looking forward to introducing the AB Direct VU as part of ournew AB-HDRF packages,” says Paul Dudeck, Anton/Bauer vice president of sales,the Americas. “It features a screen that utilizes law enforcement-quality glassand requires minimal setup, so users can easily incorporate it into theirportable workflows. The AB Direct VU creates mobile capabilities that no othercompetitor can provide, furthering Anton/Bauer’s initiative of providing cutting-edgeportable power solutions.”

Combined with true ease of operation andsuperb MPEG-2/MPEG-4 auto-detect decoding, AB Direct VU is more than a COFDM handheld receiver. It can receive up to 12 camera positionsand send video over Ethernet to remote software orhardware decoders as well as stream shots live over the Internet via IP. Thisallows multiple remote viewers to monitor the same video simultaneously. What’s more, it features audio connections as well as twospeakers. The bandwidth is customizable between channels 6, 7 and 8.

For advanced functions such as changing frequencyplans or unit naming, a user-friendly administration software package isincluded. The administration software package allows users to configure andstore up to 16 custom preset configurations. These values can then be locked inplace, providing simple and reliable operation. Additionally, access controlensures that users will not inadvertently corrupt critical production settings.The OSD display helps the user navigate the local user interface and featuresreceiver statistics such as signal strength, preset, modulation and remainingbattery life. It provides users with full confidence in the operation of theunit.

Anton/Bauer’s AB-HDRF system is a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system that can transmit a robustHD signal over great distances; all while being powered by Anton/Bauerbatteries. Utilizing the 5.8 GHz frequency band, the AB-HDTX sends its signaldirectly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the AB Direct VU handheldmonitor/receiver.

Stop by the Vitec Videocom booth (931) at CCW to see thenew AB-HDRF system and AB Direct VU.

For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit or call (203) 929-1100.


Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s innovatorand a premier provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobilepower systems for the professional broadcast, video and film and medical 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 toinclude many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system,InterActive® chargers and Logic Series® batteries such asthe HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and DIONIC® 90, 160, HC andHCX. Their products are compatible with every camera brand on the markettoday.Other Anton/Bauer highperformance products include the Ultralight® 2, ElipZ®,CINE VCLX and the Tandem 150 Modular Charging System. Their superior-qualityproducts have become an industry standard. For more information on Anton/Bauer,visit

About Vitec Videocom

VitecVideocom bringstogether some of the most respected, most innovative and most sought-afterbrands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autoscript, Litepanels, OConnor, Petrol,Sachtler, Vinten and Vinten Radamec. It acts as an endorsing brand for thesemarket-leading broadcast, film and pro video products, encouraging multi-brandsystem sales and simplifying the way that customers worldwide do business.

Vitec Videocom is an operating division within theVitec Group, an international business serving customers in the broadcast,photographic and military aerospace and government markets. Vitec is based onstrong, well known, premium brands on which its customers rely on worldwide.

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