Monitor maker Small HD has teamed up with wireless technology company Teradek to produce the SmallHD 703 Bolt Wireless Director’s Monitor with a built in Teradek receiver.

It’s the first collaboration between the two brands and SmallHD is calling it “the first affordable, wireless, full HD monitor on the market, and its 3,000nit, daylight viewable display is the brightest SmallHD has ever made.”

“Our clients have long been requesting a monitor of SmallHD’s caliber that’s cable-free, so it made perfect sense to partner with Teradek, the industry leader in wireless technology” said Wes Phillips, SmallHD CEO and co-founder.

The 703 Bolt combines SmallHD’s daylight viewable 7-inch, 1920x1080p display, with a built-in Teradek Bolt receiver, and is compatible with Teradek Bolt 500, 1000, or 3000 transmitters. The new system can receive and display video from 300 feet from the transmitter. It is powered by a single Anton Bauer or V-mount battery pack and the system can be viewed and receive signals for over four hours on a single 90 Watt-hour battery.

The monitor is built with a milled aluminium frame with a Gorilla Glass screen. The system measures 8.4” (21cm) by 4.8” (12cm) by 1.21” (3cm) not including antennas, and weighs 4.35 lbs. (2 kg), including a 90 watt-hour battery and handles.

The monitor can display two input sources simultaneously for A/B cam monitoring and a new image gallery allows directors to access and organise screen captures and other images on an SD card by showing a thumbnail preview of each image file. Images can be previewed with or without a video signal.

For a wired configuration, the monitor can take two SDI inputs simultaneously or an SDI input and SDI output.

It’s priced at $3499. ’Director’s Kits’, which include monitor, handles, neck strap, battery bracket and both matte and transparent screen protectors come in at $3699.

Jon Creamer

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