Anton/Bauer Highlight New Power Options at SATIS 2010

Anton/Bauer (a brand of The Vitec Group) will showcase its new Gold Mount and ElipZ power solutions for the Canon EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras, its DIONIC HCX 120 watt-hour capacity battery featuring a new motion detection sensor that protects against capacity loss, and its Tandem 150 Modular Power System at SATIS 2010 (The Show for Audiovisual Technologies and Solutions) Oct. 19-21 (Stand D37).

The Gold Mount and ElipZ power solutions for the Canon EOS 60D, EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 7D Digital SLR cameras address the rising demands of cinematographers adopting Digital SLR camera movie making. These new power solutions will run monitors, lights, transmitters and other accessories not possible with a standard OEM battery.

The DIONIC HCX High-Current Battery is the company’s latest addition to its DIONIC series high-current battery line and offers a 120 watt-hour battery capacity and a brand new motion detection sensor that protects against capacity loss. The DIONIC HCX also features a 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.

The Tandem 150 Modular Power System, the smallest and lightest charger and on-camera power supply available on the market, provides 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 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.