Anton/Bauer Hits a Home Run at Harbor Yard with Portable Power

Bridgeport Bluefish Demo Latest Solutions, Including AB-HDRF Wireless System

BRIDGEPORT, CT, NOVEMBER 28, 2012—When it comes to keeping fans engaged at the ballpark, 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, has got it covered for the Bridgeport Bluefish. The team, a member of the Liberty Division of the Atlantic League of professional baseball, employs Anton/Bauer HyTRON 50 batteries, a DUAL 2722 PowerCharger and an Ultralight camera light to power and light all of the stadium’s promotional video productions. The Anton/Bauer gear allows the team’s video production personnel to capture more game shots than with previous power systems, aiding its efforts to create compelling videos for the ultimate fan experience.

The Bridgeport Bluefish use the HyTRON 50 batteries in a wireless camera set up on the field of the team’s home stadium, The Ballpark at Harbor Yard, and another camera in the press box. In addition to the HyTRON 50 batteries, the field camera, used for close-up shots of games, the singing of the national anthem and other activities on the field, utilizes Anton/Bauer’s Ultralight camera mounted lights. The video productions are a simple operation, with employees feeding camera footage to a production switcher and then onto a video board for mixing.

“We first got to know Anton/Bauer when they called us about their employee benefit program. As part of this, they ended up coming out and testing their production gear with us,” says Paul Herrmann, public relations director for the Bridgeport Bluefish. “We needed new batteries and accessories, so we swapped our previous systems for the Anton/Bauer ones. We’ve had a great relationship with the company since then, and really find the products have helped us with our video productions.”

While the production crew uses Anton/Bauer’s 50Wh HyTRON 50 NiMH battery and DUAL 2722 PowerChargers regularly, the team recently tried out a few of the company’s newest offerings, including the DIONIC® HCXbattery, AB-HDRFsystem and AB Direct VU handheld monitor/receiver. With a 124 watt-hour capacity and the ability to sustain a 10 amp draw, the DIONIC HCX will run a 40 watt camera with a 20 watt light for 2 hours. “We especially liked the longevity of the DIONIC battery. It helped us get more shots inside the ballpark and we didn’t have to change out the battery during the game.”

Anton/Bauer’s new AB-HDRF is a compact 5.8 GHz COFDM RF system that can transmit a robust HD signal over great distances. Utilizing the license-free 5.8 GHz frequency band, the AB-HDTX sends its signal directly to the AB-HDRX dual-diversity receiver or the AB Direct VU handheld monitor/receiver. “When we tried out the system, we used it with our wireless camera to capture promotions, as well as shots of fans in the stands and players walking up to bat. We streamed them live onto the video board,” says Hermann. “The system was very simple to use and integrated easily into our workflow to the video board. The Direct VU really helped us see shots that we couldn’t view directly on the board. We were impressed with both new offerings from Anton/Bauer.”

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About Anton/Bauer

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 and medical technology 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

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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