The company 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.
“The safety of our users is the top priority at Anton/Bauer,” said Neal Laneville, product manager of mobile power for the company. “Our lithium ion digital batteries are the safest on the market, and they’ve undergone a rigorous process of research, design and testing to achieve it. We felt the developments in Fuse Link technology were significant enough to include in our design. If there’s any incident with one of the cells, Fuse Link reacts like a giant fuse, isolating that single cell from the rest of the pack.”
Anton/Bauer will also preview its new asset management system (AMS) at NAB. “The cumbersome tasks associated with battery fleet management will soon be a thing of the past,” noted 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 WiFi-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 login and password.
The Digital Battery Series includes three battery sizes (90 Wh, 150 Wh and 190 Wh). The Digital Battery and Performance Charger Series are now available in both Anton/Bauer’s signature Gold Mount and in V-Mount.
Anton/Bauer’s AMS will be available as a tier-based subscription in the third quarter of 2015.