New: Amimon CONNEX Mini for Wireless HD Video
It should make it more suitable for commercial drones but the trade-off for the smaller/lighter is reduced maximum transmission range. The original CONNEX boasts up to 1 kilometre or 3000 feet – that’s double the 500 metres a drone would normally be allowed to fly in the UK but in the real world it gives you something in reserve.
The CONNEX Mini, on the other hand, will transmit up to 500 metres or 1500 feet. That’s still within the UK drone operating limits and may still be suited to your style of operation. Because it is smaller, lighter and cheaper it might be just what you’re looking for. It certainly represents a good entry level package for Amimon products.
It’s definitely suited to many other HD video link applications where remote or mounted cameras need to be monitored with the best picture quality and zero latency. The exciting CONNEX Mini video at the start of this article gives you some ideas – handheld camera stabilisers like the DJI Ronin or Ronin M, and a GoPro camera linked to an Atomos 4K recorder.
CONNEX Mini’s advanced 5GHz transmitter with automatic channel selection ensures safe and reliable connectivity, which isn’t affected by interference from 2.4GHz radio links used to control a drone . Up to four screens can be supported by its multicasting facility, all in HD. The CONNEX Mini kit includes all antennas, cables and connectors required for link setup. The CONNEX Mini also comes with an app. There are Windows, Mac OSX and Android versions.
If you already have an original Amimon CONNEX system then you’ll be pleased to hear that the latest firmware upgrade to V3.0 will bring with it double the number of frequencies and manual tuning.
For those of you who still like this sort of video, here’s an unboxing of the Amimon CONNEX Mini. At least you know what you’re getting for your money and what good value it is.
|Range||1 km / 3000 feet||500m / 1500 feet|
|Channel BW||40 MHz (11 channels) 20 MHz (22 channels)*||40 MHz|
|Manual Frequency Selection||Yes*||No|
|Management App||Win, Mac OSX, Android*||Win, Mac OSX, Android|
|Air Unit Weight||130 gms / 4.5 oz||60 gms / 2.1 oz|
|Dimensions||103 x 64 x 16 / 129 x 89 x 20||66 x 45 x 15 / 100 x 71 x 17|
* Version 3.0 firmware includes new capabilities. All CONNEX systems are upgradeable to this version.