Teradek Bolt 4K Advanced Wireless Transmission System is Now Shipping

Teradek has just announced their revolutionary Bolt 4K wireless video transmission system is now shipping!

Ushering a new era for advanced wireless video transmission, Teradek are saying that their groundbreaking wireless technology, found exclusively inside the Bolt 4K, now offers 8x the reliability of previous HD models, 1.5x more range, and superior image quality.

Announced at this year’s NAB Show in Las Vegas, the Teradek Bolt 4K is the first 4K HDR wireless video system providing uncompressed, zero-latency (<1ms) transmission.

The Bolt 4K currently comes in two transmission/receiver models – the Bolt 4K 750 and Bolt 4K 1500; with the number designating their range in feet – 750 feet etc.

Unique to the Bolt 4K is the units’ interoperability – this means that any model range can transmit a signal and receive from the other. For example – a Bolt 4K 750 is compatible with a Bolt 4K 1500 and visa versa.

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The technology inside the Bolt 4K allows for a transmission of 10-bit, 4:2:2 HDR video at a range of up to 1,500 feet (with the Bolt 4K 1500 model) line-of-sight over the unlicensed 5GHz band, and can multicast to 6 receivers simultaneously.

The Bolt 4K is also offered in V-mount or Gold mount battery plates versions, so users can “sandwich” them between the battery plate of their camera and the V-mount/Gold mount battery. In addition the Bolt 4K comes with 12-G SDI and HDMI connectivity.

For HDR workflows, Bolt 4K supports the HDR-10, PQ, and HLG standards and can transport extended camera metadata, timecode, and record triggers over the wireless link.

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Like Teradek’s existing Bolt devices, Bolt 4K offers the industry’s best protection against prying eyes with AES-256 encryption and RSA 1024 key pairing. Combined, these two technologies ensure nobody can decrypt your wireless feed or connect another receiver to your system without explicit authorization.

To further simplify the use of wireless video on set, Teardek launched a free iOS application to manage and monitor every parameter of Bolt 4K in real-time, from the convenience of a smartphone.

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Simply connect to Bolt 4K via Bluetooth to manage transmitter/receiver pairing, wireless channel selection, and the application of 3D LUTs.

The app also offers a real-time quality & range analyzer to determine the best transmission distance for a given area as well as the popular 5GHz spectrum analyzer to detect congestion on specific channels.

To explore the Bolt 4K range and learn more head over to Teradek here.

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