Anton/Bauer To Power NBC Olympics’ Production of London Games
Anton/Bauer will provide 24/7 access to products, repair, service, and support to NBC Olympics’ production of the 2012 London Olympic Games July 27-Aug. 12.
“Over the last 20 years, Anton/Bauer has increasingly provided equipment and support for NBC Olympics’ production of the Olympic Games,” says Anton/Bauer President Michael Accardi. “We are so proud to once again be a part of the production team helping capture the once-in-a-lifetime moments of this year’s London Games for viewers at home.”
Anton/Bauer will equip NBC Olympic with DIONIC HC and DIONIC HCX batteries. “This year, we’ll have our lighter-weight batteries available on-site for broadcasters, as they are apt for powering high-current applications,” says Joe Teodosio, manager, global customer support, Anton/Bauer. “The DIONIC HCX and DIONIC HC both feature the RealTime display that indicates up to nine hours of run time (under low power-load conditions), ensuring high confidence when using the battery. Many of these events are over in a mere few seconds, so you don’t want to miss even one beat due to a power problem.”
Working closely with cell manufacturers, Anton/Bauer designed the HC series to incorporate high-capacity cells offering 10 amps. To continually ensure cell protection and performance integrity, a special honeycomb cell-pack design protects the cells.
In addition to the batteries, Anton/Bauer will also have its biggest chargers readily available. The TM4 is a four-position simultaneous fast charger designed to safely and reliably charge Anton/Bauer Logic series batteries with fast battery-turnaround time in the field. The modular design, with four independent charging stations, gives the TM4 flexible charging options. It can also charge three batteries while simultaneously acting as a 70-W power supply.
Also suited for use on the road, the DUAL 2722 PowerCharger is a compact two-position simultaneous fast charger. It can also be switched to a 70-W power supply, allowing users to charge one battery and power a camera simultaneously.
In addition to providing gear, Anton/Bauer will be available in the International Broadcast Center (IBC), supplying on-call, 24/7 access to products, repair, service and support throughout the events.
“Anton/Bauer has been a valued partner,” says Chip Adams, VP, venue engineering, NBC Olympics, “providing the latest battery and charging technologies that keep our ENG crews in the field shooting competition and Olympic-participant interviews, which tell the stories of the Olympic Games.”