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Bolting on longer distance wireless connections

9 September 2016
Bolting on longer distance wireless connections

Two new zero delay wireless video systems, the Bolt 1000 and Bolt 3000, that can transmit up to 304 metres and 914 metres respectively, have been introduced by Teradek. Both models offer greatly improved wireless performance with visually lossless
image quality.

The devices use new firmware that allows them to achieve their maximum range right out of the box, even in difficult environments.

Reconnect times are now instantaneous following a dropped signal and both models perform better under extreme conditions.

The flagship Bolt 3000 uses an all-new RF radio, allowing it to operate over 20MHz channels. This enables it to maintain a robust wireless link in the worst conditions. It also allows more than twice as many Bolts to operate simultaneously at the same location without interfering
with one another.

Both models can also make use of two new DFS channels, giving more options for an interference-free experience in the US and Europe.

The transmitters are lighter and 20 per cent smaller than previously. Features include 3G-SDI and HDMI I/O, USB 3.0 GRAB Engine, 3D LUT support, standards conversion, metadata support and manual frequency selection.

To better identify which systems are paired on set, a removable top plate on the TX and RX can be swapped out for a colourful anodised version.

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