You know that was coming, right? Earlier in March, SmallHD announced the FOCUS 7 and it was just a matter of time before they announced a wireless “Teradek-powered” version, hence why, today we get the new SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt 500 RX, lightweight wireless 7-inch monitor that would make the perfect director/client or 1st AC monitor.
The new FOCUS 7 Bolt gets the same awesome 7″ touchscreen display with 323ppi and 1920 x 1200 resolution from the FOCUS 7, which means that it is also daylight-viewable, thanks to its 1000 nits brightness. As with the FOCUS 7, the new monitor is powered via 2 x Sony L-Series (NP-F style) batteries.
Being a “Bolt” monitor means that the SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt has a built-in Teradek receiver working in the 5 GHz range with a 500 feet line-of-sight transmission range, AFS or Automatic Frequency Selection and 128bit AES encryption.
Thanks to its intuitive and large touchscreen, the FOCUS 7 Bolt’s touchscreen controls takes the hassle out of wireless pairing. ACs can easily pair the 7-inch monitor/receiver to a FOCUS Bolt 500 TX or Teradek Bolt 500 transmitter and enjoy exceptional HD wireless video with no perceptible delay (less than 1 ms).
The SmallHD FOCUS 7 Bolt will start selling for $1699 and is expected to start shipping soon. For more specs and to learn all about the new FOCUS 7 Bolt head over to SmallHD here.
In other SmallHD related news, the company announced a new lower price for their original FOCUS 5-inch touchscreen HDMI monitor, which is now available as a BASE model for $399.
To avoid some of the possible confusion, the new BASE variant is not a new model, but more of a stripped down version that you can buy – it’s the same monitor with same I/O and features, but no Swing/Tilt arm in the package or other accessories (except for a 8″ Micro-HDMI Male to HDMI Type-A Female adapter cable). Those are available now separately, so if you’re not into the Tilt Arm and you prefer to rig the FOCUS monitor in a different way, the new $399 price will help you save some money.