The industry-first 9kWh sustainable power supply was recognized as outstanding alternative to traditional power solutions.

SHELTON, Conn. – May 16th, 2024 – Anton/Bauer a leading manufacturer of mobile power solutions and a Videndum brand, has received the prestigious sustainability award at NAB for Salt-E Dog, the 9kWh sodium-powered battery.

Launched in 2023, the NAB Excellence in Sustainability Awards recognizes individuals, companies, and products/services for outstanding innovations in the media technology sector that promote sustainability and foster economic and social development.

The judges selected Salt-E Dog as the winner in the Sustainable Product or Service category, highlighting Anton/Bauer’s commitment to tackling the pressing issue of carbon emissions associated with traditional fossil fuel or lithium generators. Using sodium chemistry, Salt-E Dog offsets greenhouse gas emissions, allowing cine and broadcast productions to offset 2.6 kg of CO2 and associated NOx per litre of fuel saved, contributing to a greener future. The sodium cell is 100% recyclable and has a much lower GWP (Global Warming Potential) rating than lithium-ion batteries, at only 62.68Kg CO2 eq/ kWh.

Anton/Bauer manufacturers Salt-E Dog at its factory in Cartago, Costa Rica. The factory has earned the “Essential Costa Rica” certification, focusing on excellence, sustainability, social progress, innovation, and Costa Rican participation, ensuring adherence to rigorous standards in resource management, environmental responsibility, and local workforce involvement.

“We are delighted to receive this award that recognizes our work to develop a sustainable alternative to traditional power sources,” said Nicola Dal Toso, divisional CEO of Videndum Production Solutions. “The Salt-E Dog is the first of a new breed of sustainable Anton/Bauer products designed to deliver ecologically sound, consistent, reliable mobile power for television productions. With no noise or pollution, a Salt-E Dog on set means significantly lower carbon emissions enabling productions to meet their sustainability goals with no compromise on quality.”

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About Anton/Bauer

Anton/Bauer®, a Videndum plc brand, is a leader in the design, manufacturing, and testing of mobile power systems for use in broadcast, film/video, and content creation. Its rugged systems can be adapted to just about any situation where reliable, mobile power makes the difference. Whether on a movie set, on top of a mountain, or on a sports field, Anton/Bauer’s mobile power systems consistently prove to have the highest quality and reliability available.

The company holds many patents and awards for advancements in battery-system technology, including an Emmy® Award for Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Development and an Academy Award® for scientific and technical achievement.

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About Videndum

Videndum is a leading global provider of premium branded hardware products and software solutions to the growing content creation market. We are organised in three Divisions: Videndum Media Solutions, Videndum Production Solutions and Videndum Creative Solutions.

Videndum’s customers include broadcasters, film studios, production and rental companies, photographers, independent content creators, gamers, professional musicians and enterprises. Our product portfolio includes camera supports, video transmission systems and monitors, live streaming solutions, smartphone accessories, robotic camera systems, prompters, LED lighting, mobile power, bags, backgrounds, motion control, audio capture, and noise reduction equipment.

We employ around 1,800 people across the world in 11 different countries. Videndum plc is listed on the London Stock Exchange, ticker: VID.