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ANTON/BAUER UNVEILS QR-EX3 GOLD MOUNT® FOR SONY PMW-EX3 CAMERA AT IBC 2008

antonbauer-qrex3_1-2.JPGNew System Combines Power and Flexibility with Reliability

AMSTERDAM, THE NETHERLANDS, OCTOBER 1, 2008 – Anton/Bauer, a brand of The Vitec Group, and the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other mobile power systems, introduced its new QR-EX3 Gold Mount® for the Sony PMW-EX3 video camera at this year’s IBC 2008.

The QR-EX3 on-camera Gold Mount allows Sony’s PMW-EX3 model to work with Anton/Bauer’s Dionic® 90 or Hytron® 50 batteries, extending the camera’s run-times and improving balance. In addition, the QR-EX3 comes standard with an Anton/Bauer PowerTap connector, which allows the powering of an on-camera light, wireless receiver, or any other 12v accessory. The Dionic 90 battery provides up to 6.5 hours of run time while the Hytron 50 battery offers up to 3.5 hours.

“Anton/Bauer continues its mission to provide reliable power supplies for the high-end video camera market,? says Michael Accardi, president of Anton/Bauer. “The new QR-EX3 Gold Mount provides the critical interface between our battery products and Sony’s EX3 camera that is both ergonomic and flexible in its options.?

For optimum results, the ideal package from Anton/Bauer includes the QR-EX3 Gold Mount, the Dionic 90 – 90Wh 14.4v Lithium Ion battery, the Tandem 70 Gold Mount 70 watt charger/power supply, and the UL2-20 Ultralight 2 camera mounted light with integral 20? PowerTap cable (optional). Note: Anton/Bauer recommends its QR-EX1 for use with Sony’s PMW-EX1 camera.

ABOUT ANTON/BAUER
Anton/Bauer is recognized as the world’s premier provider of professional camera batteries, chargers, lighting and other key mobile power systems for the broadcast and video production markets. Headquartered in Shelton, CT and established in 1970, Anton/Bauer’s superior-quality camera batteries, chargers, and mobile power systems have become an industry standard. Since its inception, Anton/Bauer has expanded its product offerings to include many signature lines such as its leading Gold Mount® system, which includes the Interactive chargers, HyTRON® 50, 100 and 140, and Dionic® 90 and 160 batteries, as well as mounts, compatible with virtually every camera brand on the market today. Other Anton/Bauer performance products include the Ultralight®, the ElipZ®, ElightZ®, CINE-VCLX™ and its new CINE VCLX/2™. For more information on Anton/Bauer, visit www.antonbauer.com.

ABOUT THE VITEC GROUP PLC
The Vitec Group plc is acknowledged as a global leader in the supply of equipment and services to the broadcasting, entertainment and photographic industries and has established a reputation for technical excellence and superior engineering along with an astute business strategy which has seen it grow by acquisition. Innovation is a cornerstone of the Group’s activities and the organization is committed to a policy of continuous product development. With revenues (2007) of $546m (£274m) and over 2200 employees world-wide, its products are distributed in almost 100 countries, through a strong, fully-resourced distribution network or direct to the end user or corporate customer. More information can be found at www.vitecgroup.com.

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