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BikerCam by Tachyon Enables Riders to Get Over 17 Hours of Continuous HD Recording

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoTachyon, Inc. has developed a way for motorcycle video enthusiasts to get nearly unlimited recording time while riding. With the BikerCam’s 12V Charge n’ Record Charger connecting the camera to the bike, the camera will receive continuous power that will charge the BikerCam while it is recording.

Other motorcycle cameras currently on the market offer a battery life of only 1 to 2 hours of recording time. This forces riders to either stop often to recharge, or to accept missing recording most of the ride. But the BikerCam, connected to the 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, wires directly to the bike’s 12V socket for unlimited power. Other cameras will also face the problem of a full memory card. But the BikerCam is equipped with looped-recording technology that begins recording over the oldest files once the card is full. A 64GB memory card (sold separately) will give the rider over 17 hours of video before the card is full. This enables the rider to focus on riding and to forget the camera, only downloading files when necessary to save something special. When removed from the handlebar mount and unplugged from the charger, the fully charged camera can also be used to record videos away from the bike, for another 4.5 hours.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam utilizes a wide-angle lens that captures more of the road and other vehicles, without the undesired fish-eye effect, produced by other cameras. It is the perfect camera for those long road trips and for recording the beautiful scenery and winding roads. Record all of the rallies, not just the highlights. Record the whole trip to Sturgis on one card, or get all the action at Daytona Beach without taking time out to recharge the camera. And with the video time stamp, the time and date will appear on the video, for future reference.

BikerCam, with its contour mount, will easily mount to helmets or fenders. And when attached to its Quick-Release Handlebar Mount, can also mount to the motorcycle’s handlebars, engine guards, sissy bars, or racks. The Quick-Release Handlebar Mount is designed to remain securely attached to the bike, while the camera can be easily removed from the mount at any time. Once removed from the bike, the camera can be used as a dash cam in a car, a security camera at home, and much more.
Included with each BikerCam is a Rainproof Cover which will protect it from rain, dust, and flying stones. Charging and mounting the camera are unaffected when using the cover.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam is also capable of taking time-lapse photos. One photo will be taken every two seconds. Each photo is time and date stamped, which is extremely useful when there is a need for documenting unsafe drivers or accidents.
Like all Tachyon cameras, the BikerCam could not be easier to use. It is ready to go right out of the box and its simple, one-button operation eliminates any confusion for its users. The cameras are also capable of plug-and-play on a PC or a Mac.

The BikerCam only weighs 1.7 oz and boasts the patented 8-way mounting system which allows for an unparalleled range of mounting positions, allowing the user to rotate the camera through the 12, 9, 6, and 3 o’clock positions, as well as forwards or backwards. And this can all be accomplished very easily while the BikerCam rests in the mount.

bikercam, tachyon, biker video, motorcycle videoBikerCam makes use of a built-in lithium rechargeable battery, which is ideal for riding in the cold, or shooting other action sports such as snowmobiling or snowboarding. This internal battery, tightly enclosed within the case, is designed to prevent loss of footage due to shock when engaging in extreme activities.
Standard mounts for the BikerCam are the Contour Mount, for mounting to curved surfaces such as the side or tops of helmets or fenders, a standard Tripod Mount that will attach to any ¼-20 inch universal tripod screw, and a Clip Mount with multiple angles of rotation making it perfect for caps, collars, straps, and do-rags.

Gun owners may also want to check out the Tachyon, Inc. Picatinny Rail Mount and GunCam® accessories.

The BikerCam System, which includes the camera, the Contour, Tripod, and Clip Mounts, the 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, and the Quick-Release Handlebar Mount, can be purchased for only $189.99 from the Tachyon website.

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About Tachyon, Inc.
Lewisville, TX based Tachyon Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon camera’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities.

Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.
Tachyon®, GunCam®, and BikerCam™ are registered trademarks of Tachyon, Inc.

PR Contact:
Chris Whitehouse
cw@tachyoninc.com

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Tachyon Introduces New Motorcycle Camera – The Tachyon BikerCam

05-March-2012 –Tachyon’s new BikerCam delivers exceptional audio and video quality and utilizes a wide-angle lens which captures a wide swath of the rider’s surroundings. While plugged into your bike’s electric system, it makes use of its infinite recording-loop technology, allowing for over 8 hours of recording on a 32GB micro memory card (sold separately). Once the card is full, the camera will recycle the earliest files while continuing to record and charge, making it the road warrior’s must-have accessory on long road trips.

The Quick-Release Handlebar Mount is designed to remain securely attached to the bike while the camera can very easily be removed from the mount when the rider is away from the bike.  While away, the fully-charged camera will be able to record for over four hours.

The BikerCam is also capable of taking time-lapse photos. One photo will be taken every two seconds. Each photo is time and date stamped, which is extremely useful for recording your events.

Included with each BikerCam is the new 12V Charge n’ Record Charger which is compatible with a 12V outlet, or any vehicle’s cigarette lighter. Optional accessories include a charger for 110V–240V outlets, allowing for continuous recording at the home or office, and making the multifaceted BikerCam appealing as a security system as well.

The camera is equipped with a built-in lithium rechargeable battery making it shock proof and resistant to cold weather.

Standard mounts included in the BikerCam camera package are the Contour Mount, for curved surfaces such as helmets and fenders, a standard Tripod Mount compatible with any ¼-20 inch universal tripod screw, and a rotating Clip Mount for caps, collars, or straps. Also included is the Rainproof Cover which will protect it from almost any degree of rain and dust, without hindering mounting or charging of the camera. Gun owners may also want to check out our Picatinny Rail Mount and GunCam™ accessories.

The BikerCam when mounted to your car’s dashboard or rear-view mirror makes an excellent Dash Cam for recording your driving (or your children’t driving).

The BikerCam System (the complete BikerCam HD camera package, 12V Charge n’ Record Charger, Rainproof Cover and Quick-Release Handlebar Mount) can be purchased for only $189.99.

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Tachyon Releases World’s Smallest and Lightest SD and HD Helmet Cameras

Tachyon, Inc., known as the maker of the world’s toughest helmet cameras, is unveiling a brand new line of the world’s smallest and lightest helmet cameras. Tachyon’s latest product, the Tachyon OPS and OPS HD, will be available this summer. The Tachyon OPS line was designed from the ground up, with the desire to create the best helmet cameras in mind.

Tachyon OPS

The Tachyon OPS clipped onto the bill of a cap

The OPS weighs in at only one ounce and measures just .95 inches in width and height and is 2.252 inches long. The OPS HD is only slightly larger. The OPS cameras also boast of a patented 8-way mounting system that gives the user an unparalleled range of mounting positions. The camera can face forward or backward towards the user, and can also rotate inside it’s mounts from the 12 to the 9 to the 6 to the 3 o’clock positions. This lets the user position the camera correctly, so that they can film from any direction.

The camera couldn’t be easier to use. It is ready to go right out of the box and has a simple, one-button operation. The cameras are also plug-and-play with a PC or a Mac.

The OPS line comes equipped with three standard mounts: A clip mount, with multiple angles of rotation. This mount is perfect for caps and straps and collars. A contour mount, for mounting to curved surfaces, such as motorcycle or bicycle helmets. And a standard tripod mount that will attach to any ¼-20 inch universal tripod screw.

For more extreme activities, such as paintball and airsoft, and riding around dust and gravel, the OPS comes with a extremely durable piece of clear plastic impact armor, that fits snugly over the camera and mounts.

Additional GunCam mounts are targeted at hunters and other fans of gun sports. These include a patented 8-direction Picatinny rail mount, three different shotgun and scope rails, and a rifle rail. The zinc-alloy Picatinny rail mount and rails allow for the secure mounting of the OPS to handguns, rifles, shotguns and assault rifles, without any modifications being done to the gun.

Tachyon OPS and OPS HD compared in size

Tachyon OPS and OPS HD compared in size to quarters.

The OPS cameras record around two hours of video onto an 8GB Micro SD card. They have a built-in Li-Ion rechargeable battery that is perfect for filming in extreme temperatures. They feature a high-dynamic light sensor with superior light gathering ability that makes them ideal for low-light situations and indoor filming.

“We design our products with the specific needs of our customers in mind,” said John Chase, Sales Director for Tachyon, Inc. “The cameras are virtually weightless and the 8 directional mount is groundbreaking. The GunCam accessories are a hunter’s dream come true.”

To go along with the small size and light weight, the OPS prices are small and light as well. The standard OPS package is $99.99 and the HD package is $149.99. Any aspiring action film makers can now easily and affordably record and share their videos. The OPS cameras will be available this summer. For more information, or to pre-order from the first batch, visit www.tachyoninc.com .

Be sure to sign into Facebook to enter a sweepstake to win a OPS camera. We will be giving one away each month until December.  Our Facebook page can be found here.

About Tachyon, Inc.
Lewisville, TX based Tachyon® Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon camera’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time and quality, make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera source for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities.

GunCam is a registered trademark of Tachyon, Inc.

Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

For additional information, please visit http://www.tachyoninc.com

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Tachyon XC Micro Helmet Camera Catches Cyclist Hit by Car

– Lucky to be alive, Canadian cyclist Luke Rae narrowly avoided serious injury while riding his bicycle in St. Johns Canada; Luke captured the entire incident on his Tachyon XC Micro helmet camera.

CNN and CBC both ran the story Thursday, May 27, 2010:

I ride about 6000km a year, I see a lot on the road,” said Luke Rae, a cyclist in St.  Johns, Canada. “After one near fatal accident where the driver didn’t stop I decided to get a helmet camera.  It’s given me the concrete evidence I need to show the police, otherwise it’d just be hearsay.

Bicyclists, motorcyclists, pedestrians and even other motorists, have always been in danger of inattentive and aggressive drivers, and things don’t seem to be getting better now that drivers seem to think that texting while driving is a good idea.

As the video shows, Luke was almost hit numerous times and was nearly run off the road by an accelerating truck. In previous years, what could a person do without any evidence of the event?  But now, with evidence from a personal helmet cam, victims have got the goods on these dangerous drivers; first-hand video always beats out hearsay.

The Tachyon XC Micro Cam’s 90 degree wide-angle lens matches the sweet spot of human vision, without causing unnatural distortion found in ultra-wide angle cameras.  The high-dynamic light sensor’s light-gathering ability allows users to document their rides in low light and at night. With a simple one-button operation, a battery life of four hours, and a 16GB micro SDHC card, cyclists can record four continuous hours of superior-quality footage, keeping their hands free and their concentration on the road ahead.

For more information, videos, and to purchase a Tachyon XC Micro, visit: www.tachyoninc.com.

With a tiny 3.7×1.4×1.5” profile and weighing only 4oz with batteries, the Tachyon XC Micro camera can easily be mounted to a bicycle helmet with the included 3M Dual Lock fastening tape. It also comes with a universal mount for other mounting applications.

Waterproof as is, it does not require a bulky external case when under water (up to 100 ft.). The Tachyon XC Micro needs no DVR or software; it records on a MicroSDHC card (up to 32GB) and is plug-and-play with both PC and Mac®.

We’re used to seeing our cameras used for fun and action, but now seeing one used as a safety device excites us, especially in this case since Luke wasn’t hurt,” stated Jeff Francis, Operational Director at Tachyon Inc. “We feel confident that the practical safety and security applications that a helmet camera provides will convince more people of their usefulness.”

About Tachyon, Inc:

Lewisville, TX based Tachyon™ Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC Micro’s ease-of-use, durability, recording time, image quality, and integrated waterproofing design make Tachyon the trusted and go-to helmet camera for people who engage in a wide-range of extreme activities. Tachyon, Inc. is an accredited member of the Better Business Bureau.

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