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Tachyon Inc., Introduces the 2020 GunCam for Clays & Hunting, with New App for iOS & Android Devices

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Houston, TX – September 16, 2019
Tachyon Inc., a BBB A+ Accredited business, and proud sponsor of the World Skeet Championships and the National Sporting Clays Championship since 2016, introduces the 2020 GunCam for Clays & Hunting along with a new App for iOS and Android devices. One of the best shotgun cameras, but due to our big volume in the Law Enforcement and Practical Shooting market, only half the price of another brand.

Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting

A new Tachyon App that allows shooters to connect their devices, via the camera’s wifi, allows users to select zoom levels, reticle style, and to calibrate reticle position. They can live-stream, record, and immediately play back their video files while in the field.

Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting

Users will have a choice of four reticle styles, or no reticle. They may choose the one that best suits their need or the one that is most visible in their shooting environment. The chosen reticles may then be easily calibrated with cursors on the user’s mobile device to zero-in the gun’s point of aim.

GunCam® is plug-and-Play to Macs and PC’s. For best results use the VLC Media Player for pausing, playback in slow motion, and zooming. Users can play back on their big screen TVs through an HDMI cable.

Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting

GunCam® users will also be able to choose from between the already very tight-view lens and three other levels of digital zoom for the most distant shots.

• Playback speed inside the App’s video player can be slowed to 10%, 20%, or 30%, which are the ideal settings for checking and adjusting your shooting while in the field.

Tachyon GunCam for Clays & Hunting

• While recording without the Wi-Fi connection, users may tap the power button to pause recording, and tap again to start recording again. This saves shooters not only battery power, but many minutes of wasted video that they would have to sort through to find their shots. With the GunCam there is no need to close the gun hard to start recording.

GunCam® may use up to 256GB memory cards for saving up to 24 hours of video. (Memory cards are sold separately). The built-in Lithium rechargeable battery will give a solid 2.5 hours of recording on a full charge. It can also be continuously charged from a power bank, enabling a full day of recording hunting video.

GunCam® records in 1080p at 60 frames per second for the smoothest video playback, or in Quad HD at 30 frames per second. The sound quality is always top notch.
• Included with the camera are four pairs of mounting pads designed for 12, 20 and 28 gauge O/U (over and under), semi or pump shotguns.

GunCam® can be purchased at our website, www.tachoninc.com or directly at our Clays Page for world-wide delivery.

•  For the free App, search for “Tachyon” in App stores and look for our logo.

Contact: John Chase. jc@tachyoninc.com. 972-353-0888

Look for us on Facebook , YouTube and GunCam.com as well.

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Clay Shooting USA Magazine Looks at a New Digital-Age Shooting Tool – GunCam for Clays

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By Dana Farrell

There’s a new player in the digital, gun mounted camera arena. Tachyon Inc. has released the 2018 GunCam for clays and hunting – a feature packed and easy to use, barrel mounted video and audio recorder that sells for $300.​

Tachyon launched their first product line 10 years ago, with models focused on motorcycles, bicycling, law enforcement and military applications. The company’s product is currently popular in the pistol and 3 Gun shooting arena using a hat mounted version.
USPSA, IDPA, IPSC, and 3 Gun competitors and trainers find it valuable for diagnosis of technique and use it to improve their scores. Seeing an opportunity in the shotgun market, the company was introduced to University of Maryland Shotgun Team coach Anne Mauro by World Champion pistol shooter Julie Golob. A shotgun mounted camera was a new concept to Tachyon at that time, so in 2015 Ms. Mauro helped the company develop the shotgun version of their camera.

Today’s lightweight, 2nd generation model 2018 GunCam is the direct result of that product development partnership with Ms. Mauro.

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Feature Packed

The latest version of the GunCam, weighing in at five ounces, is WiFi equipped, and can wirelessly stream to any iOS, Android, Mac and PC device either in real time, or in playback fashion.
Video can be recorded with or without crosshairs, in Quatro HD-30 fps or 1080p HD-60 fps.
Recordings at 60 frames per second are fast enough to show the shot cloud on many recordings, making it easier to identify the cause when you miss.

One charge, which is done via the provided USB cord, lasts three hours. An on board micro SD is used to hold recordings and can be removed to transfer files to a computer, if so desired. Micro SD cards as large as 128GB are compatible.
The GunCam comes with a rubber padded, universal mount that works for 12G, 20G, 28G and .410 bore shotguns.
A mechanical ball joint type swivel mechanism allows easy crosshair alignment, which is done using a hex wrench.

The user mounts the lens around five and a half inches from the muzzle, points at an object while streaming to a viewing device, and manually turns the camera on its swivel mount until crosshairs are lined up with the point of impact.

The unit is then tightened down securely. Rubber padding eliminates the chance of marring of barrels, and when properly mounted the unit is not visible to the user when gun is mounted.

Dove, waterfowl, and upland bird hunters will like the option of crosshairs-free recording.

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Ease of Use

Operation is simple. An audible beep is emitted when the unit is turned on, and red and green LEDs show the record/pause status.
Another button activates the WiFi function, and a third button toggles between 30 and 60 frames per second.
Once recording, one tap pauses, and another tap resumes the recording process.
Playback to iOS and Android phones and tablets can be done with a free software app called RoadCam.
High quality audio is captured as well. Tachyon recommends MAC and PC users use VLC, a free video/audio software that allows a high degree of playback speed and zooming adjustment. Using VLC, playback can be advanced one frame at a time if desired, speed can be adjusted in various increments, and zooming is easy.

University of Maryland shotgun team coach and NRA certified instructor Anne Mauro says,

“GunCam’s field of target reference, excellent visual definition, and long recording time is an outstanding training tool that I use and highly recommend as a shotgun coach and competitor. After practice and before a tournament, reviewing footage of properly executed shots helps greatly to reinforce a positive sight picture in one’s memory, thus leading to successful scores.”

Shotgun instructors will find the GunCam a valuable tool when working with new shooters to illustrate sight pictures required for various target presentations. As Ms. Mauro stated, more experienced shooters will find it helpful for positive reinforcement and handy for recalling shots for mental visualization purposes.

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