Paralinx Announces Tomahawk2, the Next-Generation in Wireless Video Monitoring for Cinematic Production

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Paralinx Releases New Tomahawk, Unlocks Compatibility with Teradek Bolt 2000

Via Press Release:

Paralinx announced Tomahawk2, the next-generation in wireless video monitoring for cinematic production. Since its release in 2014 the Tomahawk system has become a mainstay on productions around the world, from Academy Award-winning motion pictures to commercials and live broadcasts.

“Paralinx was built on the idea that the best tools are the ones that get out of your way. With that in mind we’ve managed to shrink our receiver unit by over 60% while adding a bunch of useful new features across the new system to simplify your on and off-set workflow,” said Greg Smokler, GM-Paralinx, “but the most intriguing aspect is the fact that we’ve unlocked compatibility with the entire existing fleet of Bolt 2000 and Teradek Sidekick 1 as well as the original Tomahawk.”

 

 

Tomahawk2 features a completely redesigned hardware platform that adds many improvements to the industry-leading Tomahawk system:

Transmitter:

  • Compatibility with Teradek Bolt 2000, Teradek Bolt Sidekick1 & original Tomahawk*
  • Dual Video input capability: HDMI or 3G SDI with video loop-through
  • Wider power input voltage: 7-28V DC
  • Improved video processing on PsF Video
  • Improved handling of timecode, start-stop flags and metadata pass-through

Receiver:

  • Compatibility with Teradek Bolt 2000, Teradek Bolt Sidekick1 & original Tomahawk*
  • Physical volume decreased by over 60% and weight by 50%
  • Rugged and lightweight machined-aluminum enclosure
  • On-screen display interactive menu allows for streamlined workflow:

○ Link Rx and Tx on-set without a computer or infrared sensor dongle
○ Manually select legal 5Ghz channels on-the-fly without using a computer
○ Display device status
○ Output signal pattern for video pipeline troubleshooting

Accessories:

  • Ultra-compact battery plates with pass-through power for mounting on a monitor or camera
  • Lightweight mounting bracket for Tx & Rx

ABOUT PARALINX
Based in Los Angeles, California, Paralinx is part of Vitec’s Creative Solutions unit and are makers of premier wireless monitoring solutions for motion picture and video production. Paralinx products are designed and manufactured in Southern California.

ABOUT CREATIVE SOLUTIONS
Creative Solutions is a part of the Vitec Group focused on empowering creatives by harnessing the rapid march of technological development into innovative and inspiring products and services. Comprising industry-leading brands Paralinx, Teradek, Offhollywood, Wooden Camera and SmallHD, Creative Solutions has facilities in Brooklyn, Dallas, Irvine, Los Angeles and Raleigh-Durham.

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(cover photo credit: snap from press)

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