The Connex Mini from Amimon
Amimon has introduced its new Connex mini high-performance wireless HD video link for the growing number of smaller, lighter aerial drones. The $1,299 CONNEX mini delivers full HD video quality, zero latency, digital transmission reliability, encrypted transmission for live and sensitive shots, and multicasting functionality at distances up to 1,600 feet (500 meters).
Connex mini is the first product line extension of Amimon’s Connex transmission solution specifically designed for aerial video production applications on the drone platform.
“Our new Connex mini delivers all of the same great performance attributes as Connex in a smaller form factor for lightweight aerial drones that do not require long distance transmission capabilities and have limited payload capacities,” said Ram Ofir, CEO, Amimon. “Connex mini opens up a whole new horizon for aerial video production applications such as local news gathering, inspection and security, as well as for wedding videos and real-estate property documentation. The potential for new and exciting applications is limited only by one’s imagination.”
The Connex mini transmitter unit, which mounts on the drone itself, measures 65 x 45 x 15mm, and weighs 40 grams. The receiver unit, which may be mounted on the drone remote control, measures 100 x 71 x 18mm and weighs 140 grams. It delivers full 1080p HD video at 60 frames per second, zero latency, a range of 1,600 feet (500m), AES 128 encryption for secure transmission, and multicast reception for up to four receivers.
Connex mini also provides telemetry and control solutions for S-bus, CANBUS and PPM drone controllers, and features an HDMI video interface on the receiver.
“Of Connex mini’s extensive features, it is important to point out that the system’s multicast functionality allows a pilot to steer and position the drone, while a videographer controls all camera pan/tilt/zoom functions simultaneously and independently,” explained Ofir. “This allows aerial videographers to achieve precise shot framing and never miss a critical shot, which increases production efficiency saving both time and money.”
For ease of operation, ConnexX mini is compatible with Amimon’s App which is available for Android and Apple laptops. The App makes Connex mini even easier to set-up and manage in the field, allowing users to start shooting faster with professional results.
“Like our Connex solution for higher end broadcast and film production applications, Connex mini is a game changer as the aerial drone platform continues to rapidly evolve with smaller, faster and more versatile products, and the demand for low-cost aerial video production solutions continues to grow across multiple markets,” said Ofir.
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