NAB 2017 Recap

Another awesome NAB is in the books. Between releasing two award winning products, having two booths (one with “Cores” Light beer), and seeing all of our great clients and industry friends as well as meeting new people, how could it not be?

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The powerful, tiny and compact HC9 Mini battery packs were one of the two award winning products from us and an overall big hit this year with people coming by to specifically check out this “mini” battery they kept hearing about. To make the traditional 98Wh pack smaller, we shrunk the form factor by reducing it 1.2” in height, as well as slimming it down to under 2” in depth. We also relocated the P-tap output and USB 5v to the top of the pack, so there is no interference with many cameras I/O on the right side. We even had some of the HC9 Mini’s in clear casing to show the attendees what it looks like on the inside as well which was super cool for them to see. Special thanks to Production HUB for awarding them with their Award of Excellence. To check out more on the most slender battery packs in the industry today, take a look here.

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The Dual and Quad Fleet Micro Chargers was the second award winning product, thanks to Newbay Media’s TV Technology Best of Show Award. These chargers have quite a few features that make them the most advanced and cross-compatible in the industry. They offer a complete battery management system for your battery “Fleet,” including an on-board LCD to monitor the battery packs’ smart battery data.  Besides being the fastest battery charger (four 98wh packs in under 2 1/2hrs.), the charger offers a TEST mode to determine battery health and recharge performance which can also be viewed and manage on a PC application via the micro USB on the rear of the unit.

The chargers also allow you to quickly prepare for air travel or shipment with the SafeFly mode.  With one touch of the onboard membrane button console, the charger will either charge the connected packs to up to 30% or discharge to under 30%. Along with addressing Core SWX battery packs, the chargers will also work on Anton/Bauer, RED, and many more battery packs.

They also offer a 90w DC 4-pin XLR power supply to power most cameras.  In addition to the on-board power supply, the charger doubles as a battery bank when in “Hypercine” power supply mode (unregulated 12v-16.8v DC).

They’re available in V-Mount and 3-Stud Mount, in dual and quad options.

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That’s enough of explaining product at the moment though; let’s go back to some more NAB recapping. We had the pleasure of having Production HUB, Broadcast Beat, AbelCine, and KitPlus stop by to do video interviews with us. We also got a chance to stop by the Teradek Live broadcast to what our company is all about and where we are going. To see the videos, click on the names above (if there is no link, it’s because the video isn’t up yet – We’ll keep updating the page as they go up though).

Not only did we have our gear within our two booths, we had them spread out throughout the whole show. Companies such as Zacuto, Zeiss, Atomos, Tiffen, Tilta, B&H, Miller, and more had our batteries on display which we thank them for. In addition, we’d like to thank RED, Zacuto, Atomos, Zeiss, Miller, BlackMagic Design, and Davis & Sanford for lending us some of their awesome gear.

Lastly, the Core SWX team would like to thank everyone who stopped by to check out the gear and chat with us – We truly had a great time!

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