News: Switronix NAB 2014 New Product Releases
(Westbury, New York--April 3, 2014) Switronix is excited to announce new products debuting at NAB 2014 in Las Vegas.
GoPro Power Solutions
Switronix will be showing and utilizing our new line of power solutions for the GoPro Hero 3/3+ in a NAB Show long time lapse video. The new DV-GP3 GoPro Power adapters redefine power for these small POV cameras. The adapters lock into the battery receptacle on the back of the camera, doing away with the need to rely on the USB connection, which can come out easily in active situations. Providing a reliable and secure power connection is essential when using the GoPro camera, since the cameras are put in precarious and high impact settings.
Latest in Lithium Ion battery technology & break-thru in wireless transmission technology!
Switronix is debuting our new Hypercore series of battery packs, employing the latest in Lithium Ion technology. The Hypercore cell was constructed with the specific purpose of handling and sustaining high power draws. The series delivers the most value and ROI for those who require battery packs to stand the test of time and deliver unrivaled performance.
The Hypercore packs incorporate the best in safety, performance and reliability. “We are constantly listening to the needs and demands of our clients, and while camera technology evolves, they need a battery pack which will stand up for years through digital, 4k and future camera models,” explains Dan Moore, Chief Engineer.
Additional features include an on-board powertap and USB output, adding to the value of these high performance battery packs. “Whether it’s a camera, light, monitor or charging your iPhone or iPad, these battery packs are meant to power your production, not just your camera. These are the optimal battery product in today’s marketplace, as well as tomorrow’s,” says Ross Kanarek, Business Development Manager.
The Hypercore cells are protected by Switronix’ 3rd Generation Duracase housing; an overmolded ABS housing proven to reduce the chance of damage in the event of impact caused by a drop.
Each battery pack contains a backlit, runtime display, providing the most accurate power status reading in the market. Not only does the microprocessor calculate the remaining runtime when a load is attached, the display will also inform you of remaining charge time when being charged. The readings are presented in hours and minutes as well as percentage and recalculated and updated every 5 seconds should the power draw vary.
Coupled with the innovative battery series, Switronix is also redefining power distribution and HD Wireless. The all new X-Mod systems feature quick connect/disconnect functionality which allows you to “piggy-back” modules, and transfer power through to the camera. The NEW JetPack X series is a six output power distribution module, now featuring battery backup. “We want to ensure the next key moment, sports play, or historical event is captured, and not missed due to a battery change. The new Jetpack X models are the only product on the market to offer power distribution with battery backup, in a camera mounted form-factor,” explains Ross.
The innovative power product can withstand up to a 200w draw for up to 5 minutes, plenty of time to swap out the depleted camera battery pack. Up until now, only a very few cameras in the marketplace have battery backup, but with the advent of the Jetpack X, this will become a common place addition. The Jetpack X is based on the new X-mod system, allowing the module to mount to any standard v or 3-stud mount hole pattern, along with the ability to be mounted on 15mm rails for smaller or non-ENG cameras.
Also being released at NAB is Switronix’ 2nd Gen Recon HD Wireless system. The Recon X5 HD Wireless transmitter module can operate alone or in conjunction with the Jetpack X, to add battery backup to the module. The Recon X5 offers the ability to transmit HD video to multiple receivers on the fly, at a distance of over 500 feet with a latency of less than one frame, fulfilling all the wants and needs for video professionals.
A graphical user interface on the receiver allows you to not only switch from DFS Auto to select 5Ghz channels, but you can also rename transmitters, receivers, select latency speed, as well as other features. You can also utilize the receiver as a camera feed switch; choosing between all transmitters on set.
With fully uncompressed, high definition images with embedded sound, and the new Mod design, the Recon X5 will prove to outperform all others.
This combination will make you the most powerful crew in the industry!
TorchLED 50 – Next Gen
The new TL-50NXT provides all the great features of the TL-50, but also adds variable color temperature and a 100w output. The TL-50NXT also has a preset button which allows you to recall any light output position simply by holding the button for 3 seconds.
Lumix GH4 compatibility
Switronix has added support for the Panasonic GH4 with the addition of a #PB70-GH4 version to their Powerbase70 product line. A new powertap regulation cable, #XP-DSLR-GH4 has been added as well. The JetPack X Model will be on display in the Panasonic booth powering the GH4.
Stop by the Switronix booth #C10448 at NAB in Las Vegas on April 7-10 to see these new products.
Switronix is a leader in the market of batteries and charging solutions for the Digital Cinema and Professional Video industry. The company strives to continue to reinvent themselves with creative power solutions with a product line also including LED lighting, HD Wireless, power regulation cables, and accessories. For more information about Switronix, please visit switronix.com.