Teradek today announced the Bolt 6 Series: the latest zero-delay wireless video solution that unlocks crystal-clear 6 GHz transmission in high-traffic environments while remaining fully compatible with the entire Bolt ecosystem. 4K BB3.
“The Bolt 6 Series extends the power and performance of the zero-delay Bolt 4K family into the recently unlocked U-NII 5 frequency spectrum, providing users with a wealth of untapped bandwidth while remaining fully compatible with Bolt 4K on traditional 5 GHz bands. ” said Greg Smokler, General Manager of Film Products at Creative Solutions. “We’re proud to launch Bolt 6 as the industry’s first 6GHz wireless solution, with new tools, features, and scalable device options to fit every wireless workflow.”
Bolt 6 transmits and receives on the new 6 GHz frequency band as well as the industry standard 5 GHz, dramatically reducing signal congestion in harsh RF environments while remaining fully compatible with all Bolt 4K devices, including the app Bolt Manager for iOS and Android. Each Bolt 6 device will pair with each Bolt 4K device on the 5 GHz bands, but a Bolt 6 TX/RX combination is required for 6 GHz connectivity.
New Bolt 6 features on all models include an improved “Long Range” mode and an SDI Eye Pattern Tool for checking SDI cable integrity. Bolt 6 MAX models also feature built-in flexible H-antennas for added longevity in the field. Like Bolt 4K, the Bolt 6 series represents an ecosystem of devices optimized for different user workflows. Details specific to individual Bolt 6 products are as follows:
● Bolt 6 XT offers the most upgrades in the Bolt 6 family, including a redesigned form factor that’s smaller, lighter, cooler, and up to 50% quieter than its Bolt 4K counterpart. Bolt 6 will also feature an integrated 5-pin USB port for a more seamless SmallHD camera control setup.
● The Bolt 6 LT meets the same demand for a compact, lightweight solution with a range of 750 to 5,000+ feet as the Bolt 4K LT, and is fully capable of operating on all 12 U-NII 5 channels like the rest of the Bolt 6 line. Bolt 6 LT is also available in an HDMI only version.
● Bolt 6 monitor modules offer ranges from 750 to 1,500 feet and integrate seamlessly into SmallHD Smart 7 series monitors like their Bolt 4K counterparts.
“We come to work every day to design solutions that help filmmakers simplify their workflows and expand their capabilities,” Smokler said. “Bolt 6 does both by providing future-proof connectivity with 6GHz while maintaining 100% compatibility with the existing Bolt 4K ecosystem, delivering premium lag-free wireless video solutions that fit any situations and evolve with you.”