An interview from the 2015 NAB New York Show with Donald Mainardi of IDX System Technology. IDX is the premiere manufacturer of Lithium Ion battery power systems, HD wireless transmission solutions, and V-Mount technology for the broadcast, professional video, professional audio and portable electronics industries. As pioneers in the use of Lithium Ion, IDX was the first to produce Lithium Ion NP batteries to meet the needs of camera users who demanded more power and less battery weight. In this interview Donald talks with us about a wide range of products such as their CUE & DUO Battery Line, V-Mount Chargers, and Wireless HD Systems.
The CUE-D150 V-Mount battery answers to the power demands of digital cinematography and broadcast cameras where high current loads of 10A/120W are standard. The CUE-D150 provides a robust 146Wh capacity with the ability to comfortably handle 10A/120W loads, as well as a single built-in D-Tap output capable of taking a 50W load for powering ancillary accessories.
The DUO150 is a high-performance Li-Ion V-Mount battery with a 146Wh capacity and ability to handle 10A/120W loads. The 146Wh capacity provides extended run times while remaining under the 160Wh IATA limit for carry-on baggage. The DUO-150 is the only battery on the market equipped with two built-in D-Taps and a single built-in USB output.
The VL-4S is a fully simultaneous 4-channel charger, housed in a high-impact, polycarbonate enclosure with a recessed power switch and carrying handle. Quick and powerful charging make the VL-4S the perfect choice for broadcast and production facilities with a high battery usage. Each channel is operated independently so batteries can be placed on charge in any order and at any time.
VL-2SPLUS provides simultaneous 2-channel charging and AC to DC 100W power for camera and other 12v equipment. The charger also offers ‘Power Base’ mode—charged ENDURA batteries output DC power through its 4-pin XLR connector, making it a power station if AC mains are unavailable, disconnected or fail.
If you are looking for the most reliable wireless HDMI transmitter system with the best performance, then look no further than the IDX CW-1. The CW-1 transmits uncompressed full HD 1920×1080 up to 328ft free-line-of-sight. The stick type transmitter and receiver system delivers crystal clear images with latency less than 1ms. This system operates solely on DFS (dynamic frequency selection) channels on the 5Ghz band to help minimize wireless interference from other devices.
The CW-3 is a lightweight, uncompressed, full HD 1080p60, zero delay (less than 1ms), 3G-SDI transmission system. It is a perfect wireless HD monitoring solution for Steadicam, drone and handheld applications. Designed for on air video contribution, the new CW-F25 wireless HD-SDI transmission system offers superior image quality transmitting H.264 High Profile video at up to 25Mbps. Adaptive variable bit rate prevents sudden disconnection and range is enhanced by the use of beam forming technology operating over 4 x 4MIMO channels. Supported across the link are return video, intercom, tally, RS422 remote and Ethernet I/O giving the remote camera operator the features of a wired link in a license free product.
Now you can ‘charge on the run’ with the VL-PVC1….it’s the latest addition to our ENDURA charger product line-up. When it has to be portable and compact for crew work or when keeping travel gear light, the VL-PVC1 delivers the small profile of their V-Plate combined with “robust” charging that works on all the ENDURA series 12V Lithium Ion batteries.
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