Anton/Bauer – provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries – will introduce its newest lithium-ion (Li-Ion) battery, the DIONIC HD, for broadcast and digital media professionals, at the 2013 NAB Show. Part of the company’s Logic Series of batteries, the DIONIC HD powers high-current applications in a lightweight package, making it ideal for digital cinema cameras including the Sony F65, RED cameras, ARRI Alexa and the Vision Research Phantom series.
Delivering up to 10 amps of power, the DIONIC HD is a 183Wh battery featuring special-application Li-Ion cell technology. Employing sixth-generation cell technology, the DIONIC HD incorporates the company’s latest software architecture and an improved LCD for superior safety and reliability in the most extreme environmental conditions. Weighing 40 percent less than a NiCad or NiMH battery, the DIONIC HD has 25 percent more capacity and will run a 30-watt camera, monitors and multiple accessories for more than six hours.
“We created the DIONIC HD to help our customers meet the growing power demands of the latest digital cameras,” said Chris O’Neill, vice president of product management and marketing, Anton/Bauer. “Designed from the most innovative Lithium-Ion cell technologies, it provides unrivaled capacities and a longer cycle life, with an extended warranty of three years.”
The DIONIC HD also includes the company’s new enhanced RealTime display. The simple display indicates both fuel gauge and remaining run-time data simultaneously, without requiring any setup. The display incorporates readouts of hours, minutes and remaining capacity, making battery change decisions quick and easy. Its motion-detection feature incorporates a sleep-mode setting that reduces battery self-discharge, allowing for extended periods of storage with minimal capacity loss. The battery can be “awakened” by the built-in motion sensor. These patented features offer confidence for the camera operator.