- Monday, Mar. 31, 2014
PAG today announces the purchase of 1000 units of its new Gold Mount® (3-Stud, Snap-On®) compatible, high-current, PAGlink battery by Video Equipment Rentals (VER), one of the largest rental suppliers of motion picture, television, broadcast and newsgathering technology in North America.
“PAG has long been a leading supplier of power products for cinema and newsgathering, and its PAGlink technology continues its history of innovation,” said VER Cinema Market Manager Wayne Miller. “VER is always looking for breakthrough tools that can benefit our customers and so it’s only natural that we are embracing the new Gold Mount PAGlink battery. We are fans of Li-Ion for its dependable battery life and combining that with PAG’s groundbreaking PAGlink technology results in a product that surpasses the competition.”
Slated for launch at NAB 2014, the PAGlink HC-PL94T Li-Ion battery is compatible with Gold Mount camera plates and is designed as a replacement for all Anton/Bauer® Li-Ion batteries. The batteries employ PAG’s innovative linking technology so that two or more may linked to allow higher current and longer run times. Uniquely, four or more PAGlink batteries can be linked for charging on AB Li-Ion chargers, resulting in a 16-channel unit. That means less battery swapping and fewer chargers. At NAB, PAGlink HC-PL94T will be showcased by Manios Digital & Film, the US Agent for PAG, on stand C9539.
Miller called the PAGlink battery a welcome addition for a wide variety of applications. “Certainly our friends in the reality market are going to fall in love with this battery,” he observed. “It will also be popular for newsgathering and for cinema production due to its high capacity and flexibility. The ability to stack these batteries on a traditional charger will lead to big savings in space and cost.”
VER will begin accepting delivery of the new batteries in late April. “When we see something that offers our clients improved dependability and value, we do not hesitate in making a large investment,” Miller said.
Anton/Bauer, Gold Mount and Snap-On are registered trademarks of Anton/Bauer.
About Video Equipment Rentals (VER)
Video Equipment Rentals (VER) offers broadcast, audio, professional A/V, computer, and creative LED and lighting equipment for short-term and long-term rentals. Headquartered in Glendale, Calif., VER has served the broadcast and A/V markets for over 26 years. With over 20 offices in the United States, Canada and Europe, VER is committed to providing the best equipment, largest selection, and newest technology.
For more information, phone 818-956-1444 or visit the company’s website at www.verrents.com .
PAG is one of the broadcast industry’s longest established global providers of innovative portable power solutions. Founded in 1968, and based in London, England, PAG is the original designer and manufacturer of the world’s most technologically advanced batteries, chargers, on-board camera lighting, lighting accessories, battery mounts and power adaptors. The company’s international customer base includes broadcasting organizations, video production companies, equipment hire companies, freelancers, cinematographers, professional videographers, the military and civil authorities. www.paguk.com
About Manios Digital & Film
A division of Ste-Man, Inc. and led by President Steven Manios, Jr., Manios Digital & Film has been bringing the world’s highest quality products to professional filmmakers, videographers and ENG crews in the United States since 1992. The company has longstanding relationships with leading manufacturers around the globe and an extensive dealer network spanning the United States. It has been the exclusive distributer for PAG products for 20 years. By working closely with its customers, and by listening to and understanding their needs, Manios Digital & Film has become a trusted partner to film and video professionals worldwide.
Manios Digital & Film 10663 Burbank Blvd., North Hollywood, CA 91601; 818.760.8290. www.maniosdigital.com