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World’s Most Affordable Dive Cam Goes HD

(May 11, 2011) Tachyon®, Inc. – The little underwater camera that challenged the video quality of the high-dollar professional market, has released an HD version of their Tachyon Micro DiveCam. This new camera takes the Micro’s already crystal-clear video and sharpens it up to a dazzling HD 720p.

The most common problem with dive cameras is the water pressure turning the camera off.  Tachyon has solved that problem with their patented dive-lock feature. The dive-lock is a switch located inside the camera and, when locked, camera’s software disengages the ON/OFF button, preventing water pressure from prematurely shutting the camera off.

The Micro HD’s 135° wide-angle lens and high-dynamic light sensor helps you to catch more of your underwater adventure than ever before. Using the recommended Energizer Ultimate Lithium batteries, users get over two and half hours of hands-free, underwater footage to depths of over 100 ft (4ATM).

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The Tachyon Micro Dive Cam in Action

Tachyon Micro users include scuba divers, free divers, professional fire and rescue dive teams and the US Navy, who use it for training drills.

Tachyon Micro cameras are currently being used by Elevated Scuba to explore the depths of Lake Mead, the largest reservoir in the United States. Tachyon has officially tested the Micro at depths of 100 feet, but as you can see in the above video, the scuba team is taking it down past 168 feet.

The Micro and Micro HD weigh in at only 4 ounces and can easily be mounted to a diving mask with the included goggle strap mount. The Tachyon Micro and Micro HD are waterproof as is, and do not require an additional bulky, waterproof case. The Micros need no DVR or software; they record onto a Micro SDHC card (up to 32GB) and are plug-and-play with both PC and Mac®.

Not only are the Micro and Micro HD perfect for diving and underwater activities, but they are perfect for all kinds of sports. They’ve been used for skiing, snowboarding, offroading, hunting, skateboarding, and even flying. They really are the ultimate all around multi-use cameras.

And for the Paintball and Airsoft communities, Tachyon offers an optional Picatinny Rail Mount for that amazing, first-person view.

Harpoon Fishing with the Micro

Be sure to pre-order the Tachyon Micro or Micro HD camera today.

About Tachyon®, Inc:

Lewisville, TX based Tachyon® Inc., is the premier innovator of durable, extreme helmet cameras. The Tachyon XC Micro HD’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.

®Mac is a registered trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.

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SCUBA Diving Magazine Review of the Tachyon XC Micro Dive Cam

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Who better to give a review of our Tachyon XC Micro Dive Cam than SCUBA DIVING Magazine?


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“The Tachyon XC Micro helmet cam is designed to capture any outdoor adventure. It weighs only four ounces, and shoots 30 frames per second of high-quality digital video, or can be set to time-lapse photography mode.

Waterproof to 100 feet, the Helmet Cam uses a 90-degree wide-angle lens with surprising clarity. And it couldn’t be easier to use.

ScubaLab has never had so much fun using a compact camera that’s simple to operate, shoots high quality video, and yet is so easy on the wallet.”

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Tachyon XC Micro Underwater Video Camera Dives to New Depths

(May 20, 2010) Tachyon™, Inc. –The Tachyon XC Micro Dive Camera shows off its Dive Lock feature, designed especially for divers, that allows them to easily record their deep diving footage, both hands free and worry free up to 100 ft (30 meters)(over 4 ATM).

In addition to Tachyon XC’s patented shockproof system, the Tachyon XC Micro’s innovative, patent-pending locking switch is located inside the camera’s waterproof case.  When the switch is locked, the watertight door closed, and the record button pushed, the camera will remain on and recording no matter what water pressure the camera is placed under.  With a battery life of four hours and a 16GB micro SDHC card, divers can record four hours of hands-free, superior-quality underwater video.

The Tachyon XC Micro Dive Cam’s 90 degree wide-angle lens and high-dynamic light sensor records crystal clear underwater footage, making it a valuable tool for amateur divers and professionals alike. Tachyon XC Micro users include the US Navy SEALS, scuba divers, free divers, and professional fire and rescue dive teams. The Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue dive team recently used the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the seafloor in preparation for sinking a retired Navy Frigate, the USS George Philip.  The ship will be sunk off the coast of Florida, in the Gulf of Mexico, in the hopes of establishing a new reef.

This will be the largest ship of its size sunk in the Gulf,” said Keith Perry, a Lieutenant and diver for Isle of Capri Fire and Rescue. “Normally, ships of this size are sunk in the (Florida) Keys.  We surveyed the seafloor 30 miles out and 75’ deep. We shot video with the Tachyon XC Micro to show the proper authorities that the flat, sandy seafloor will allow adequate clearance for large ships and provide a safe spot for recreational divers and fisherman.”

Isle of Capri Fire and rescue using the Tachyon XC Micro to survey the ocean floor:

With a tiny 3.7×1.4×1.5” profile and weighing only 4oz, the Tachyon XC Micro dive camera can easily be mounted to  a diving mask with the included Universal Mount that slips easily over a goggle strap.  This dive cam is already waterproof and does not require a bulky external case. 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®. The Tachyon XC Micro camera can be purchased at  http://www.tachyoninc.com

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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Jet Boat Videos 2010 Tachyon XC

Here are a few great videos with the 2010 Tachyon XC from some new members of Team Tachyon XC.  I think you will enjoy them, especially the view from the new wide angle lens!

For more information click here www.tachyoninc.com

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The Tachyon XC as an underwater rescue tool.

If you own a Tachyon XC or know anything about our Helmet Camera (that has become known across the globe as the toughest cam on the market), you know that it is waterproof.  One of the incredible features of the XC is that it is a self contained waterproof unit, it doesn’t need an external case to keep it safe from the elements.  We have made some great friends across the world in the last 9 months (we have sold the XC to people in over 120 countries), friends in the military, friends on police or security forces, amateur and professional athletes, and fire fighters.  There is one Dept. in particular that we have become very fond of, the Isles of Capri Fire and Rescue team.

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I think we are on the phone on a weekly basis with their crew, telling stories, hearing stories and laughing our #@$’s off.  Here at Tachyon we support those who support and keep us safe by putting their lives on the line every day, the Isles of Capri team is one that we support heavily.  Just recently they took a few Tachyon XC’s out on a routine dive and used it in some of their safety maneuvers and training.  In the midst of their training exercises they tested out the camera at different depths.  In the video below you will see that the camera operated beautifully at the depth of 47 feet.  Yes, that is correct, 47 feet….with incredible clarity, and sound.

Here is a Quote from the Chief about how the XC performed and how important it can be for those in the fire, police, security and military field.

“ You definitely produced a product that is durable, of tremendous quality and extremely practical for use in emergency services.  During field testing our dive team found the Tachyon XC performed beyond expectations.  It not only withstood exposure to harsh  environments, but went on to produce video of professional quality.

This camera is exactly what we needed in order to document and critique under water rescue missions.  I highly recommend any department performing dive rescue operations utilize the Tachyon XC to document incidents which can later be critiqued in an effort to improve safety, response, and most importantly save lives.”

Chief Emilio Rodriguez
Isles of Capri, Fire and Rescue

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If you are a professional scuba diver, or a recreational snorkeler the XC is what you need to record in the reef and amongst the coral.  Just watch the video and order the cam, I am pretty sure you are going to want one.  For more information go to www.tachyoninc.com

Until next time….

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Surf film shot with Tachyon XC

Here is another incredible video that I found today on Youtube…for those of you that are fans of Bruce Brown films you will love this short.  The film short is accompanied by an amazing track from The Album Leaf.

One shot one minute film for the ‘Perform’ individual project. Shot in Boscombe, Bournemouth
Directed by Liam Southall
Surfing and voice of Jack Balding

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Windsurfing Action! A Great Tachyon XC windsurf video!

Two days in a row! This morning we found another amazing video on youtube filmed with the Tachyon XC, like the sailing video below the XC is mounted in above on the sail getting great footage of the rider below. With the Tachyon XC video contest coming to an end the competition is heating up!

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