The Anton/Bauer story

 

The world’s best battery solutions for: cameras, lighting, monitors and more.

Anton/Bauer® is the pioneering force behind many of the battery technologies that have become industry-standard in the world of broadcast, video and cinema.

Camera operators using DSLRs and mirrorless cameras through to camcorders and cine rigs and right up to large shoulder cameras for ENG or EFP can all find a solution to their power needs in the Anton/Bauer range. Its industry-leading products include Gold Mount® and V-Mount batteries, smart chargers, cine batteries and battery mounting brackets specifically designed for digital video and electronic field production equipment.

 
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Anton Wilson and George Bauer, the founders of Anton/Bauer
 

Always seen behind the scene.

For 50 years, Anton/Bauer has been the power behind the picture for anyone using a camera to shoot moving images. From breaking the news around the world, capturing sports action on the track or field, documenting remote, wild and extreme environments or shooting blockbuster movies in Hollywood Anton/Bauer batteries are a constant reliable fixture on set.

Built for camera operators by camera operators.

In 1970 Anton Wilson, a cameraman for U.S broadcast television network ABC, formed a partnership with his Cornell University roommate, George Bauer, an accomplished electrical engineer. Their mission: to build a better battery. Using Anton's real-world experience and his intimate knowledge of the challenges and frustrations encountered by camera crews every day, Bauer was able to engineer powerful solutions that pioneered the industry's first smart chargers and digital batteries.

 

First of many.

Putting the needs of camera operators first, Anton/Bauer developed a series of industry firsts including the revolutionary Gold Mount, the first flexible battery mounting system.  Until then camera operators were forced to wear their batteries on belts around their waist or over the shoulder.  The Gold Mount features a unique mounting and bracket combination that can simply snap onto the back of a camera providing not only exceptional performance and the most secure connection for power and communication but also the added benefit of improving the camera’s balance by offsetting the weight of the lens. The world’s leading camera manufacturers quickly adopted this system and Anton/Bauer was on its way to global success.

From there, Anton/Bauer progressed to develop the InterActive® digital batteries featuring the industry's first viewfinder fuel gauge – a major innovation for the company that features in products to this day, and the PowerTap® port for providing power from the battery to camera accessories in addition to the camera, a now industry-standard feature in broadcast batteries.

With several patents for advanced technology, Anton/Bauer has also been recognized by the industry with an Emmy® for outstanding achievement in engineering and a Sci-Tech Academy Award®.

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Anton/Bauer's Scientific and Engineering Academy Award
 

At your service

Anton/Bauer’s skilled and experienced customer support specialists have been working with its products for many years. With their collective experience, they can troubleshoot issues over the phone utilizing a full range of products to simulate customers' field situations. If a product issue cannot be resolved over the phone, Anton/Bauer’s global service centers and partners are standing-by to assist. Products registered under the MAXX Warranty are repaired free of charge with free shipping back to the customer. Our service center is able to arrange on-site service for most television stations and rental houses.

Forward thinking.

From humble beginnings as a partnership between an engineer and a cameraman, to worldwide success as the standard for battery power solutions in broadcast, video and cinema – Anton/Bauer has consistently broken new ground in developing battery solutions to maintain its position as the first name in studio and location power. Today, through a combination of its long-term relationships with customers and industry experts, together with a proven track record of research and development in high-quality technologies Anton/Bauer is able to respond to the rapidly changing needs of camera operators and content creators to deliver cutting edge power solutions such as the DIONIC® and Titon™ battery ranges making Anton/Bauer the smart choice for professional image makers.