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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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Pre-Order your 2010 Tachyon XC or 2010 Tachyon XC 3D set-up.

2010 Tachyon XC

2010 Tachyon XC

Tachyon would like to thank all of our customers around the world who have made the Tachyon XC such a great success.

Our 2009 Tachyon XC model has now completely sold out, but we are taking orders for our new 2010 Tachyon XC and Tachyon XC 3D System, which will be shipped no later than September 16, 2009.

We are sure you will like what we have done with the new cameras and also sure that we will like what you do with them.

The 2010 Tachyon XC and Tachyon XC 3D

The 2010 Tachyon XC and Tachyon XC 3D

Tachyon, Inc. is also looking for international resellers of the new 2010 XC. We are always looking to help our customers in the international market find our product easily and have it delivered in the shortest amount of time possible without having to waist time and money with customs and import duty. If you are an international shop or store and would like information on how to resell the 2010 Tachyon XC and Tachyon XC 3D set up please email    jc@tachyoninc.com

Tachyon, Inc. is also offering two great packages for the 3D setup- and remember because the 3D setup requires two Tachyon XC cams, you can split the price with a friend or family member and each have a camera.

DIRECTOR”S CHOICE – PREMIUM 2010 TACHYON XC PACKAGE

2010 Tachyon XC, Handlebar Mount, 3M Dual Lock Fastening strips, Transcend 16GB SDHC, Rechargeable Green Power Pack, Twelve Energizer(TM) Ultimate Lithium AA batteries $349.99 ($384.94 if you bought everything separate)

DIRECTOR”S CHOICE – Ultimate 2010 TACHYON XC PACKAGE

Complete 2010 Tachyon XC 3D System, Handlebar Mount, 3M Dual Lock Fastening strips, Two Transcend 16GB SDHC, Twelve Energizer(TM) Ultimate Lithium AA batteries $549.99 ($624.94 if you bought everything separate)

Make sure and jump on these deals and pre-order a 2010 XC or the 3D Set!

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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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Two New Videos: Rich Derousse at Magny Cours and Spear Fishing in Florida

Here are two great new Tachyon XC Videos

Rich Derousse

Here is the much anticipated video with Rich Derousse, Team Tachyon XC member in his race at Magny Cours, France.

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Here is a spear fishing video from member of the Isle of Capri- Fire and Rescue Team.

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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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Sailing Video..amazing sailing video- Tachyon XC

Here is an amazing sailing video that I found on YouTube today that was shot with the Tachyon XC mounted in many different locations on the sailboat. The video is fantastic, having Coldplay for the soundtrack was a perfect match. These are the videos that drive us crazy here at the office, we love finding them!

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Keeping you updated!

Here at the Tachyon XC official blog, we are dedicated to informing you of upcoming events that we love and follow, as well as events that you, our users follow.  If you know of any events in your local city, state, province or country that would be of interest to us please send an comment or email to the blog and we will post it with pics and video.  So always stay tuned.

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Coming up December 4th-7th we have the ever famous Tampa Am skate competition that has been blowing up all over the world in recent years.  When I lived in China, every kid in the local skate shops that I hung out at from the mainland to Hong Kong talked about the Tampa Am and frequented the Am’s YouTube videos constantly, proving the Tampa Am and Tampa Pro competitions reach.  The event continues to show the world how insanely skilled a large number of skaters have become, from incredible tech skaters to dirty street rippers the Tampa AM is a world wide force and will continue to grow in popularity as the sport grows on every continent.

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Another huge event in the world wide surf community is the Billabong Pipeline Masters in December, the pipe masters will run the 8th-20th.  Pipeline is one of the most grueling and hardcore surf competitions on the planet, some feel that winning the Pipe Masters is the equivalent of winning the ASP World Title.  With the classic history of the riders who have competed and called pipeline their home as well as the devastating wave itself, anyone who walks away with the title becomes a part of the legend and pipe lore themselves.  Who is the greatest or most historic rider to conquer pipe?  That is the argument of legends, past winners include Jeff Hackman, 2 time winners Rorry Russell, and Larry Blair to local legends Gerry Lopez, Dane Kealoha, Michael and Derek Ho, Australia’s Tom Carroll, Occhi, Jake Paterson and title holder Bede Durbidge.  The fight however, may end with the ever hostile competition between 5 time winner Kelly Slater and 4 time winner Andy Irons.  Slater comes into the Pipe masters holding strong at #1 in the ASP rankings in front of 2007 Pipe Master Durbidge, can Irons who sits at 14th tie Slaters 5 wins, we shall see.

Right now we have a few Tachyon XC’s floating around in the skate and surf world from the backyard bowles and ramps of Long Beach, CA and the shores and breaks of Waialua, HI.  So stay glued to the official Tachyon XC blog for full articles of each event and some of our own skate and surf videos filmed with the Tachyon XC helmet cam.  Stop by our website and check us out www.tachyoninc.com

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