Vaxis has released nine new products for NAB. Since launching in 2015, Vaxis wireless units have become very popular and we have reviewed quite a few of the products on the site.
Storm 3000 I/O Wireless TX
The Storm 3000 I/O Wireless TX is a customized version of the Storm 3000 TX unit which mounts directly onto any RED DSMC2 brain. It is powered by a V-Lock battery which passes through
The nice thing about the Storm 3000 I/O Wireless TX is that it can still be used as a standalone wireless unit when not attached to a RED camera with the SDI in/out ports. It also has the removable Vaxis sword antennas.
Teradek has a similar product with the Bolt DSMC2 module. It is available in Bolt 500/1000/3000 variants and cannot be used standalone.
New Antenna-Free Storm 1000s
A new Storm 1000s has also been announced with a new antenna-free design. The TX also features a built-in mounting bracket that uses a 3/8″ thread. The mockup does seem misaligned though.
Having no external antennas will mean less chance of them getting broken or in the way. The TX features an SDI in/out as well as
Updated Storm 500+
The new Storm 800 is a new updated model of the previous Storm 500 which we previously reviewed on the site.. It has a new design with a longer range, up to 800ft (~230m) with HDMI & SDI inputs.
The Vaxis Storm 800 retails for USD $1,880 which was the price of the original Vaxis Storm 500.
Vaxis will be displaying all of their existing and new products at NAB 2019, Booth C5047