This show also marked the introduction of Sachtler-branded V-Mounts – Powered by Anton Bauer. Featuring the same electronics configuration and impact resistant rubberized outer shell as the popular Digital Series batteries, the Sachtler V-Mount versions will be available in 90, 150 and 190wH versions with 1000 charge cycle warranty. Inside, both mounting styles feature a new “honeycomb” design, which isolates each cell for airflow and to inhibit damage and P-Tap for accessories power.
A new generation of smart Performance Chargers were also shown at NAB, with many interactive features set to come online later this year. Designed for Digital Series batteries, the Performance Dual and Quad chargers allow for in-depth diagnostics via the on-board touch screen and promise remote monitoring through built-in Wi-Fi (mobile apps due later in 2014). Priority charging and best-in-class efficiency helps the Performance line conserve up to 40% power, compared to competing products.