Major Upgrades to Bolt 500/1000/3000

Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Download the new Bolt features here.

At Teradek, we’re committed to providing the best user experience and reliability in all of our devices. That’s why we’re happy to announce some major upgrades to our Bolt line of products!

All current generation models of Bolt (500, 1000 & 3000) are receiving major upgrades to enhance wireless capabilities:

  • Built-In Spectrum Analyzer
  • Wired Pairing
  • Quality Select (Bolt 3000)
  • Broadcast Mode (Bolt 3000)
  • Support for China Region

Built-In Spectrum Analyzer

The spectrum analyzer helps detect and identify the strength of RF signals in your environment, allowing you to manually select the best frequencies to utilize. Whether you’re using a single Bolt or multiple Bolts, the spectrum analyzer helps to determine which channels will deliver the clearest video for each unit.

Identifying the optimal frequencies will also benefit your entire toolkit of other wireless devices. Teradek products like the Link access point, Serv Pro and COLR can all be manually set to specific channels. At the same time, most wireless follow focus systems and even camera control workflows can manually select specific channels.

Wired Pairing

Users now have an additional option for pairing Bolt transmitters and receivers. Wired pairing allows you to access your Bolt devices by connecting them to your PC and using the Bolt Manager interface to pair each unit. Once paired, disconnect them from the PC and they’re ready to go.

For productions or rental houses managing multiple units with various receivers and transmitters, this will expedite a bulk pairing process to get your Bolt inventory ready for operation.

Quality Select (Bolt 3000 only)

The Quality selection feature allows you to customize your Bolt 3000 to better suit your production needs. Whether you want more range for your project or a more detailed image on your monitor, Bolt can adapt to what’s most important for your on-set requirements.

This improves the versatility of the Bolt, giving you more options depending on how far you need your video to travel. Of course, this will not affect the efficacy of Bolt’s transport speed, so you’ll still be receiving the zero-delay feed that Bolt is known for.

Broadcast Mode (Bolt 3000 only)

Broadcast mode enables Bolt 3000 systems to extend range when used with Bolt antenna arrays, as well as allow multiple receivers to be in close proximity without interfering with each other.

However, DFS channels are disabled while Broadcast mode is on, reducing the amount of channels available for Bolt to transmit on. We recommend using the built-in spectrum analyzer to identify the best channels to use.

Support for China Region

Now you can specify China as a region in the Bolt interface.

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