Anton/Bauer to Provide Power Solutions for NBC Olympics in London
“Over the last 20 years, Anton/Bauer has increasingly provided equipment and support for NBC Olympics’ production of the Olympic Games,” said Accardi. “We are so proud to once again be a part of the production team helping capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments of this year’s London Games for viewers at home.”
Anton/Bauer will equip NBC Olympic with DIONIC® HC and DIONIC HCX batteries. “This year we’ll have our lighter-weight batteries available on site for broadcasters, as they are apt for powering high-current applications,” said Joe Teodosio, manager, global customer support, Anton/Bauer. “The DIONIC HCX and DIONIC HC both feature the RealTime® display that indicates up to nine hours of run time (under low power-load conditions), ensuring high confidence when using the battery. Many of these events are over in a mere few seconds, so you don’t want to miss even one beat due to a power problem.”
Working closely with cell manufacturers, Anton/Bauer designed the HC series to incorporate high-capacity cells offering 10 amps. To continually ensure cell protection and performance integrity, a special honeycomb cell pack design protects the cells. DIONIC HCX users can carry up to two batteries per person per flight, while the DIONIC HC can be transported as carry-on luggage without restrictions (http://www.antonbauer.com/support/transportationinformation).
In addition to the plethora of batteries available on site, Anton/Bauer will also have its biggest chargers readily available—the TM4 and DUAL 2722. The TM4 is a four-position simultaneous fast charger designed to safely and reliably charge Anton/Bauer Logic series batteries with the fastest battery turnaround time while in the field. The modular design, utilizing four independent charging stations, gives the TM4 flexible charging options. The TM4 can also charge three batteries while simultaneously acting as a 70-W power supply.
Also ideal for those on the road, the DUAL 2722 PowerCharger is a compact two-position simultaneous fast charger. Equipped with an LCD readout, the PowerChargers series is capable of displaying critical battery information, including temperature, capacity, voltage cycles and more. The DUAL 2722 can also be switched to a 70-W power supply, allowing users to charge one battery and power a camera simultaneously.
In addition to providing gear, Anton/Bauer will be available in the International Broadcast Center (IBC), supplying NBC Olympics with on-call, 24/7 access to products, repair, service and support throughout the events.
“Anton/Bauer has been a valued partner, providing the latest battery and charging technologies, that keeps our ENG Crews in the field, shooting competition and Olympic participant interviews, which tell the stories of the Olympic Games. The Anton/Bauer support is also exceptional. Their technicians are always checking in with our crews to make sure the batteries and charging systems are performing up to their expectations. They are always ready to help solve any portable power requirements that may pop up during the 17 days of the Games.” said Chip Adams, vice president, venue engineering, NBC Olympics.
About NBC Olympics
A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting Olympic coverage across the networks of NBCUniversal. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.
Having produced every Summer Olympics since Seoul in 1988 and every Winter Olympics since Salt Lake City in 2002, the networks of NBCUniversal are synonymous with the Games in the United States. In 2011, NBCUniversal acquired the U.S. media rights on all platforms to the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics, the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, and the 2020 Summer Olympics. At the conclusion of the 2020 Games, NBCUniversal will have presented 17 total Olympic Games and 11 consecutive, the most for a U.S. media company in both categories.
NBC has won an unprecedented 91 Emmy Awards for its Olympics coverage, as well as a prestigious Peabody Award for its presentation of the Beijing Opening Ceremony in 2008, which USA Today said was “the best overall Olympic experience ever provided by a U.S. network.”
In addition to its unsurpassed heritage and award-winning production, NBCUniversal is known for aggregating large Olympic audiences, as nine of the top 11 most-watched U.S. television events of all time are Olympic Games presented across the networks of NBCUniversal. The Beijing Summer Olympics rank No. 1 with 215 million viewers.,
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.