Vaxis Thor – 800ft/250mWireless Video System with DFS

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Vaxis has announced the new Thor wireless video transmission system capable of wirelessly transmitting visually lossless 1080P60 video and audio up to 200-250 meters.

This is the third model in their wireless video line up, joining the Storm 500ft+ and Storm 1000FT+ which have been popular choices for those deciding between other wireless systems such as Teradek’s Bolt due to their price point and features.

Features

* 5GHz ISM Frequency Band
* Transmission Range: 250 Meters.
* No Compression, No Latency
* Point To Point & Broadcast Mode

The Vaxis Thor is the first to feature Dynamic Frequency Selection (DFS) which is compulsory for devices that operate on the 5Ghz band to prevent any interference with radar systems. It does this by detecting any frequency pulses during the channel selection process and moves its transmission to another channel if any pulses are detected.

The transmitter is powered by a Sony NP-F style battery while the receiver is powered by a V-mount battery. It has both HDMI and SDI with support for cross-conversion.

A 2000FT+ Thor model has also been teased on the Vaxis facebook page.

Specifications

1. Wirelessly transmit visually lossless 1080p60 Video/Audio
2. Distance: up to 200-250 meters.
3. TX: SDI In & SDI Out
RX: SDI Out x1, HDMI Out x1
4. Support HDMI & SDI embedded audio transmission.
5. TX with 2 stick antennas, RX with 3 stick antennas.
6. Power solution:
A. TX with Sony NP-970 plate, RX with V mount/ Gold mount plate.
B. 2-Pin LEMO to D-Tap Power Cable.
7. Support camera metadata, timecode, and start/stop flags.
8. Supports DFS: Operate interference-free more often in the USA and Europe by making use of introduced DFS channels.
9. Reconnect times during a dropped link are now instantaneous once you move back into range.
10. USB firmware upgrade.
11. All-metal housing, durable.

Pricing & Availability

The Vaxis Thor is available in either a 1:1 or 1:2 kit with

1:1 SDI/HDMI Transceiver Set – $2,490

1x unit transmitter
1x unit receiver
6x 5GHz Vaxis sword antennas
1x 7“Articulating magic arm
1x SDI cable
2x DC convert cable (LEMO 2 pin-male to D-Type*receptacle)
2x battery plates
1x user manual
1x VAXIS flight case

1:2 SDI/HDMI Transceiver Set – $3,735 USD
1x unit transmitter
2x unit receiver
9x 5GHz Vaxis sword antennas
1x 7“Articulating magic arm
1x SDI cable
3x DC convert cable (LEMO 2 pin-male to D-Type*receptacle)
3x battery plates
1x user manual
1x VAXIS flight case

Extra Transmitter – $1,245 USD
1x unit transmitter
2x 5GHz Vaxis sword antennas
1x SDI cable
1x DC convert cable (LEMO 2 pin-male to D-Type*receptacle)

Extra Receiver – $1,245 USD
1x unit receiver
1x DC convert cable (LEMO 2 pin-male to D-Type*receptacle)
3x 5GHz Vaxis sword antennas

Comparatively, the Teradek Bolt 500 1:1 kit retails for $3,990 USD but is currently selling for $2,990 USD.

 

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