DALLAS--()--Tachyon™, Inc., the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras, has announced the launch of its latest digital, mountable camera, the 2010 Tachyon XC Helmet Camera. The 2010 XC features a patented shockproof design, wide field of view, superior light-gathering ability, a remote control, and the longest battery-powered recording time of any helmet camera on the market, up to 12 hours.
“We’re constantly looking to stretch technological boundaries and bring the impossible to consumers at an affordable price”
The 2010 XC can also be integrated into the world’s first affordable digital 3D video and still camera system.
Designed for filming action in extreme conditions, the 2010 XC is easy-to-use and comes with multiple mounting systems that can connect the camera to goggles, helmets, sporting equipment, dashboards and more, accommodating all adventure enthusiasts. With loss of video due to battery connection being the No. 1 helmet camera complaint, Tachyon developed and patented a shockproof battery system to keep the camera’s batteries locked and secure, so video can survive the shocks of the most adverse situations. Camera users can have peace-of-mind as they capture demanding and often once-in-a-lifetime extreme situations.
The 2010 XC boasts a high-dynamic image sensor and a 90 degree wide angle lens, matching the sweet spot of human vision, allowing users to capture clear, undistorted video in low-light situations or underwater. The 2010 XC is also the only helmet camera on the market that can accept the entire range of SDHC cards, from 4 to 32GB, allowing for an extended battery-powered recording time of up to 12 hours.
The camera’s indoor light sensitivity, combined with Tachyon’s Green Power Pack (a rechargeable battery cartridge with wall socket and car light adaptors), gives the 2010 XC an additional function as a surveillance camera, nanny cam, scouting/hunting camera, or on-board accident camera. Running in time-lapse photo mode, the XC can record up to 10 full days on a 32GB SDHC card.
“Tachyon is committed to providing the highest quality, affordable helmet camera on the market,” said Ty Clark, marketing director for Tachyon, Inc. “The 2010 Tachyon XC was born out of our desire to refine and extend our camera’s features, fulfill customer requests, and to remain the leader in the helmet camera industry.”
Tachyon is also taking affordable digital cameras into a new dimension with the Tachyon XC 3D system. Tachyon’s 3D system includes two XC cameras, a 3D mount, 3D glasses and Tachyon’s proprietary 3D Movie Maker software (for Mac or Windows) that integrates the right and the left video files into a single 3D video that can be uploaded onto popular video sharing sites. 3D video clips are compatible with and may be further combined and edited in common video editing software.
“We’re constantly looking to stretch technological boundaries and bring the impossible to consumers at an affordable price,” said Chris Whitehouse, creative director for Tachyon, Inc. “3D is exploding right now, with talented directors such as Steven Spielberg, George Lucas, James Cameron and Peter Jackson pushing the medium. We figured why shouldn’t everyone be able to shoot in 3D and create their own amazing videos? After all, the world is 3D.”
The 2010 Tachyon XC can be purchased for $179.99. The Tachyon XC 3D System, consisting of two complete XC packages, plus a 3D mount, 3D glasses, and Tachyon’s 3D Movie Maker software, will be available for $379.99. To ensure the earliest delivery, Tachyon is now accepting orders for the 2010 Tachyon XC and the Tachyon XC 3D system at www.tachyoninc.com/XC2010.html. Cameras will be shipped no later than Sept. 16, 2009.
About Tachyon, Inc.
Lewisville, TX-based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. For additional information, please visit www.tachyoninc.com.