Anton Bauer Unveils ‘QR-HotSwap’ Battery Mount

Device provides a secure snap-on approach to keep the battery in place from any position.
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Anton/Bauer, a provider of batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems for the professional broadcast, video and film industries, introduces its QR-HotSwap-AR Gold (battery) Mount for the ARRI ALEXA digital camera system.

The QR-HotSwap—the latest addition to Anton/Bauer’s Gold-Mount solutions line—provides a secure snap-on approach to keep the battery in place from any position, the company says. The Gold Mount provides three solid mechanical connections that “lock” into place, providing secure contact for a steady stream of uninterrupted power, and self-cleaning gold-plated pins rated for high-currents, the firm says.

The QR-HotSwap-AR allows for either two DIONIC HC or DIONIC HCX batteries for seamless hot swapping and longer run-times. Exclusive communication, available only with the QR-Hotswap-AR, shows the combined batteries’ remaining run-time via the InterActive Viewfinder Fuel Gauge, which allows for communication directly to the camera’s viewfinder, the company says.

The Gold Mount provides an interchangeable battery system using a forward compatible approach originally developed by Anton/Bauer. This system allows for new cell chemistries as they are developed, allowing a battery introduced today to perform seamlessly on a current charger purchased 10 years ago, with only a simple firmware upgrade.

“When shooting on location with the ARRI ALEXA, one of the most sought after cameras in all of digital cinema, the last thing Anton/Bauer’s Gold Mount users will have to worry about is a power failure because of a bad battery connection,” says Shin Minowa, vice president of marketing and business development.