Anton/Bauer to Highlight Newest Solutions for Broadcast and Production Professionals


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, will exhibit several of its newest portable power solutions for broadcast and production professionals at BVE 2013 (Vitec Videocom Stand F02).

Included in this year’s BVE lineup will be the DIONIC® HD battery, AB-HDRF System, AB Direct VU handheld receiver/monitor and several new Gold Mount® power solutions for the Blackmagic EF and MFT cinema cameras, Litepanels Hilio™ LED fixtures and Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit, Sola 4 and Sola 6 LEDs.

The DIONIC HD is designed to power high-current applications in a lightweight and robust package. Ideal for such digital cinema cameras as the Sony F65, RED cameras, ARRI Alexa, the Vision Research Phantom series and more, the DIONIC HD weighs 40 percent less than a NiCad or NiMH battery. It offers 25 percent more capacity than its predecessors, superior reliability and a legendary life cycle. It can run a 30-watt camera, monitors and multiple accessories for more than six hours. Designed using the most innovative lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) cell technologies, the new DIONIC HD employs 6th generation cell technology and provides unrivalled capacities with an extended warranty of three years.


AB-HDRF System
Also on site at BVE will be the AB-HDRF System. Developed by Anton/Bauer with all the pieces of equipment necessary for on-the-go/on-site applications, the AB-HDRF is a compact and lightweight RF system that transmits a robust HD signal over great distances, all while being powered by Anton/Bauer Logic Series® batteries. The unit’s size makes it ideal for reality, ENG/EFP, college sports and live event coverage. The system offers users the flexibility to choose between 12 different channels in which to transmit, ensuring the least amount of interference. This also allows multiple cameras to transmit to one central receive site. The AB-HDRF System has been certified with CE and FCC Part 15 and is compatible with IMT microLite HD Elite systems for handheld cameras.

AB Direct VU
In addition, BVE attendees can get a closer look at the handheld COFDM receiver/monitor option for the RF system, the AB Direct VU. DVB-T compliant, the AB Direct VU is powered by any one of the company’s Logic Series batteries and offers exceptional RF performance and durability, combined with true ease of operation and superb MPEG-2/MPEG-4 auto-detect decoding. The unit displays COFDM video transmissions from up to 12 cameras on a bright nine-inch, 16:9 format true HD LCD screen with anti-glare technology, making it perfect for outdoor or indoor use. The Direct VU creates mobile capabilities that no other competitor can provide.


Gold Mount Solutions
Anton/Bauer has recently introduced several new Gold Mount solutions. The QRC-BMD provides the convenience of powering the Blackmagic Design EF and MFT cinema cameras. As the Blackmagic EF and MFT cinema cameras are equipped with internal batteries that last up to 90 minutes, Anton/Bauer developed the new QRC-BMD Gold Mount to provide users with virtually uninterrupted power. When paired with a battery, such as Anton/Bauer’s DIONIC HC, the QRC-BMD can provide the camera with 91Wh of power for four hours. The new Gold Mount has also been designed to include Anton/Bauer’s MATRIX Cheese Plate and two PowerTap outlets to power additional accessories, such as monitors and recorders, easily.

The QRC-HILIO Gold Mount was designed to power Litepanels’ Hilio™ LED fixture in applications where DC power is essential. The QRC-HILIO allows users to snap two Anton/Bauer Logic Series batteries onto the back of the Hilio, providing a convenient and lightweight field lighting kit. As an added benefit, Anton/Bauer’s integrated hot-swap feature provides uninterrupted lighting throughout the production day.


To help power the newest Litepanels Sola kits, Anton/Bauer has introduced the QRC-LG Gold Mount. The QRC-LG provides the flexibility and added convenience to the Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit, Sola 4 and Sola 6 LEDs.  Integrated into the Gold Mount design is the Manfrotto™ Mini Clamp, which allows the QRC-LG to be mounted to a variety of lighting stands. What’s more, the QRC-LG has three PowerTap outputs, giving each Litepanels Sola ENG Flight Kit, Sola 4 and Sola 6 the ability to be powered from one Anton/Bauer Logic Series battery, making for a truly portable lighting system.

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, HD, 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.