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Anton-Bauer Debuts Tandem 150 Power System at IBC

Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and a leading provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries. will debut its new Tandem 150 Modular Power System at IBC 2009 (Stand 9.D28b). Ideal for remote and on-location shoots, the Tandem 150 unit is the smallest and lightest charger and on-camera power supply package available on the market.

A fully automatic system, the Tandem 150 operates as a DC power supply once a camera or other device is connected and turned on. This unique system functions by separating the power/charger device from the power supply, allowing a user to simultaneously charge a battery and power a camera. When a 75-watt draw is exceeded, the system automatically stops charging and performs solely as a 150-watt power supply. Likewise, if the camera is turned off or the load is reduced below 75 watts, the Tandem 150 system instantly resumes normal operation. The Tandem 150 Modular Power System also allows for high power applications, a feature previously unavailable with the Tandem 70 system.

The Tandem 150 (5.2” x 4.03” x 2.19”) provides maximum flexibility, giving the user the option of operating the system from the AC Mains (90 to 250 volts AC, 50-60 Hz); the charger via a car’s cigarette lighter or with the award-winning Anton/Bauer Solar Panel.

“With so many options for power supply compatible with this unit, users working on-location or in remote areas will especially appreciate the new lightweight Tandem 150 Modular Power System,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development. “Weighing just one pound, this portable solution meets the power requirements of today’s power hungry HD cameras without adding a lot of extra weight to the camera. We certainly focused on ease of use for this system, and with the separation of the power/charger device from the power supply, we’re able to reduce 80% of the heat coming off the back of the camera, providing added comfort.”