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Prime Television relies on Anton/Bauer

19 March 2012

London’s Prime Television recently switched to using and providing Anton/Bauer batteries, such as the DIONIC 160 and DIONIC HCX (pictured), exclusively to broadcasters. “The professionals hiring our cameras want lighter weight, lithium ion batteries,” said Nick Ludlow, managing director of Prime Television. “Not to mention, Anton/Bauer’s customer care in general is second to none and that helps a lot. “We need the reliability, the ruggedness and the individual power of the DIONIC 160,” said Ludlow. Delivering up to 10 amps of power, the DIONIC 160’s configuration is constructed of specialised lithium ion (Li-Ion) cells originally designed for high-rate military operations. Weighing 30% less than a NiCad or NiMH battery, with 15% more capacity, the DIONIC 160 is a 183 Wh battery and runs a 30-watt camera for more than six hours. Ludlow has also come to depend on the company’s Gold Mount System. “Anton/Bauer’s Gold Mount System ensures compatibility with many of the different camera brands that we own,” said Ludlow. Offering power requirements ranging from 7.2v to 28v, the Anton/Bauer Gold Mount System is available as factory standard equipment on many cameras from manufacturers such as Grass Valley, Hitachi, Ikegami, JVC and Canon. Paramount to the Gold Mount’s performance are three solid mechanical connections that lock into place, providing secure contact for a steady stream of uninterrupted power, an inherent problem with other mounts causing users to experience intermittent power failure.

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