AMSTERDAM, SEPTEMBER 11, 2019 ─ Core SWX, a leader in battery and charging solutions, announces new innovative power solutions ahead of IBC 2019 (Booth 12.G71). Aimed at the both the cine and broadcast markets, the Hypercore NEO is the next generation of power solutions with features that have never been seen before in lithium ion battery packs. To complement the brick batteries, Core SWX releases a new rapid quad charger with a color touchscreen LCD, the Fleet Quantum. The new Canon style battery pack was specifically designed with Canon cameras accpepting the BP-A style battery pack in mind such as the new Canon C500 Mark II.
“Being in what is now an inundated battery market, provides us the opportunity to continue to set ourselves a part, and we’re doing it again with the launch our Hypercore NEO line,” says Ross Kanarek, CEO, Core SWX. “The Neo line took years of suggestions from our customers, and we’ve incorporated all the features into one pack to provide the most complete and comprehensive 14v on-camera power solution ever offered to the market.”
The Hypercore NEO line consists of gold mount and v-mount mini 98wh lithium ion battery packs capable of handling 16A peak loads, 12A continuous. The batteries were constructed similar to the award winning Helix battery line, in terms of being built more modular, which reduces cabling and maximizes product integrity. They are put together like building blocks within a very small battery housing, reducing the chance of a failure due to a drop. Other features similar to Helix are the new Core SWX intuitive backlit multipurpose LCD on the front of packs, and RFID to receive all the battery vitals to your smartphone via a touch on the front of the pack to the VoltBridgeID app that will available in the iTunes app store shortly.
Furthermore, the packs are equipped with a “smart” powertap to allow users to power any 12vdc device while also receiving all battery data from the port. One feature exclusive to NEO, is the advanced 5v USB port that doesn’t just charge your phone anymore. It offers additional functionality as a firmware upgrade port, so users will never be left behind as we continue to develop. Between the price point ($249 USD), shipping now availability, and features equipped on the NEO battery packs, it makes the choice a no-brainer.
Complementing the NEO packs is the new addition to our Fleet chargers, the Fleet Quantum. The quad charger offers a highly efficient 4A 2×2 simultaneous charge. When four packs are connected to the charger, the charger will detect which two packs have the most charge capacity, and first charge those to full capacity. With a large color touchscreen LCD with graphical user interface, the charger provides the utmost transparency on stored smart battery data including state of charge, cycle count, capacity data, etc. The Fleet Quantum will be available in November for $879 USD.
Lastly, Core’s new addition to the NANO-M battery series answers the need for Canon camera operators who have been looking for a more “pro” style battery option that is equipped with a powertap, a USB, and 4-stage LED gauge. The 98wh pack will work on cameras accepting the Canon BP-A style battery such as Canon C200, C300 Mark II, and the new Canon C500 Mark II. The NANO-C98 pack will charge on OEM Canon chargers, and will be shipping in November at $245 USD.
These new products will mark their first debut at Core SWX’s booth (12.G71) during the 2019 IBC Show in Amsterdam.