An interview from the 2015 National Association of Broadcasters Convention in Las Vegas with Neal Laneville of Anton/Bauer. With more than 40 years of proven experience, Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s premier provider of multi-chemistry battery, charging, and monitoring technologies for the professional broadcast, pro-video, cinema and healthcare industries. The company’s industry-standard products are compatible with every camera brand on the market today, while providing top-tier levels of safety, performance and reliability. In this interview Neal talks with us about important new additions to its Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series.

Anton/Bauer’s ground-breaking Digital Battery Series, first introduced at NAB 2014, redefines the power standard for a new generation of cameras and auxiliary equipment, while the Performance Charger Series exceeds the high-efficiency standards required by today’s rigorous shooting schedules.

With production safety at the forefront of the industry’s agenda, 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.

Anton/Bauer also previewed its new Asset Management System (AMS) at NAB 2015. Heralding a new era of digital asset tracking, the cloud-based AMS is a game changer in the area of fleet management. “The cumbersome tasks associated with battery fleet management will soon be a thing of the past,” notes 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.

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.

For more information please visit: www.AntonBauer.com

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