NAB 2015: Anton/Bauer Products Preview
Anton/Bauer | Booth C6025 | Website: www.antonbauer.com
Anton/Bauer, a Vitec Group brand and provider of battery, charging and monitoring technologies for the broadcast, film and video industries, will be showcasing new additions to its digital battery and performance charger series at NAB 2015.
Anton/Bauer has updated its Digital Battery Series with Fuse Link technology, a new connection technology that vendors developed as a result of Tesla Motors’ research efforts. Fuse Link technology provides an added protection circuit within each cell pack, prohibiting damage to adjoining cells if a single cell is affected for any reason by severe impact, puncture or thermal runaway.
“The safety of our users is the top priority at Anton/Bauer,” says Neal Laneville, Product Manager of Mobile Power for the company. “Our Lithium-Ion Digital Batteries are the safest on the market, and they’ve undergone a rigorous process of research, design and testing to achieve it. We felt the developments in Fuse Link technology were significant enough to include in our design. If there’s any incident with one of the cells, Fuse Link reacts like a giant fuse, isolating that single cell from the rest of the pack. We constantly strive to incorporate the latest technology into our batteries so our customers can handle them without any concern for their own safety or that of their team.”
Anton/Bauer will also be previewing its new Asset Management System (AMS). “The cumbersome tasks associated with battery fleet management will soon be a thing of the past,” said Laneville. “Rental houses, broadcast studios, and news affiliates will be able to track the status of their batteries right from their computers.”
With Anton/Bauer’s AMS, an asset’s essential information, including remaining run-time, temperature, voltage, and present capacity, will be just a click away. When an Anton/Bauer battery is placed on a Wi-Fi enabled Performance Charger, the AMS will automatically upload its information to a secure, cloud-based server. All pertinent data required for tracking and performance analysis will be available with a simple user log-in and password.
“We’re looking forward to demonstrating the important features we’ve added to our Digital Battery and Performance Charger series at NAB,” concludes Laneville. “Safety is obviously of the utmost concern, and increased efficiencies are vital to our customers. There are huge developments continuing in Lithium-Ion technology, and we’re looking forward to delivering all of those benefits to our customers.”
The Digital Battery Series includes three battery sizes (90 Wh, 150 Wh, and 190 Wh), all with Anton/Bauer’s high-quality cells that deliver a long performance life. The Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series are now available in both Anton/Bauer’s signature Gold Mount and in V-Mount.
Anton/Bauer’s Asset Management System will be available to the marketplace as a tier-based subscription in the third quarter of 2015.