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Which model / generation Bolt do I have?

 

Summary

1st generation Bolt Standard 

Identifying characteristics

Models

1st generation Bolt Pro

Identifying characteristics

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1st generation Bolt 2000

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2nd generation Bolt 300 

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2nd generation Bolt 600

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2nd generation Bolt 2000

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3rd generation Bolt 500 

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3rd generation Bolt 1000

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3rd generation Bolt 3000

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1st generation Bolt Standard

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: transmitter has "00" as the second and third digit of the 8 digit serial number; receiver has "05" as the second and third digit of the 8 digit serial number.
  • On-device display: NO
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: NO
  • External antennas: NO
  • Fan: YES (except for later model chassis)
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: NO
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and ABS plastic antenna cap; SDI models do not have an SDI loop out. Receiver has an ABS plastic body; SDI models have (2) SDI outputs. Some later model receiver units are fanless and have a ridged metal / ABS plastic body with additional mounting points.  
  • Production status: DISCONTINUED

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 700xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 705xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 800xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 805xxxxx

 

1st generation Bolt Pro

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: transmitter has "20" as the second and third digit of the 8 digit serial number; receiver has "25" as the second and third digit of the 8 digit serial number.
  • On-device display: NO
  • Internal battery: YES (on transmitter only)
  • SDI Loop-out: YES
  • External antennas: NO
  • Fan: YES (except for later model chassis)
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: NO
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and ABS plastic antenna cap; SDI models have an SDI loop out. Receiver has an ABS plastic body; SDI models have (2) SDI outputs (image here). Some later model receiver units are fanless and have a ridged metal / ABS plastic body with additional mounting points (image here).  
  • Production status: DISCONTINUED

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 720xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 725xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 820xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 825xxxxx

 

1st generation Bolt Pro 2000

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: transmitter has "768" as the first through third digit of the 8 digit serial number; later revision transmitter models have "981" as the first through third digits. Receiver has "769" as the first through third digit of the 8 digit serial number.
  • On-device display: NO
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES
  • External antennas: YES
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: NO
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and external antenna jacks. Receiver has a metal body with all five external antenna jacks located on the top of the chassis, and has (2) SDI outputs. Some later model transmitter units have a starting serial number of 981, but similar physical appearance.  
  • Production status: DISCONTINUED

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI (SD-SDI not supported):

  • Transmitter / TX: 768xxxxx or 981xxxxx
  • Receiver / RX: 769xxxxx  

 

2nd generation Bolt 300

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: NO, but receiver has menu buttons to use an OSD menu on a connected monitor
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: NO
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and ABS plastic antenna cap, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a metal body with an ABS plastic antenna cap; SDI models have (1) SDI output.  

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 921xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 922xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 911xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 912xxxxx

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 931xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 932xxxxx  

 

2nd generation Bolt 600

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: YES (on receiver only)
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: YES
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and external antenna jacks, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a metal body with five external antenna jacks -- (3) on top of the chassis, and (1) on each side. SDI capable receivers have (1) SDI output.
  • Production status: DISCONTINUED

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 951xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 952xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 941xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 942xxxxx

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 961xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 962xxxxx  

  

2nd generation Bolt 2000

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: YES (on receiver only)
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: YES
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a metal body and external antenna jacks, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a metal body with five external antenna jacks -- (3) on top of the chassis, and (1) on each side. SDI capable receivers have (1) SDI output.

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 981xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 982xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 971xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 972xxxxx

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 991xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 992xxxxx  

 

3rd generation Bolt 500

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: NO, but receiver has menu buttons to use an OSD menu on a connected monitor
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: NO
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a ridged metal body and ridged ABS plastic antenna cap, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a ridged metal body with a ridged ABS plastic antenna cap; SDI models have (1) SDI output.  

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 926xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 927xxxxx  

HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 906xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 907xxxxx

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 936xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 937xxxxx  

 

3rd generation Bolt 1000

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: YES (on receiver only)
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: YES
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a ridged metal body and external antenna jacks, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a ridged metal body with five external antenna jacks -- (3) on top of the chassis, and (1) on each side. SDI capable receivers have (1) SDI output.

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 956xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 957xxxxx  

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 966xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 967xxxxx  

  

3rd generation Bolt 3000

 

Identifying characteristics

  • Refer to the Quick Start Guide in this article.
  • Serial number: starts with "9" on both transmitter and receiver; the serial number is present on a sticker on the chassis of each unit, and also able to be read through the Bolt Manager software.
  • On-device display: YES (on receiver only)
  • Internal battery: NO
  • SDI Loop-out: YES (on SDI / dual input models)
  • External antennas: YES
  • Fan: NO
  • USB 3.0 port / GRAB Engine video capture: YES
  • Physical appearance: transmitter has a ridged metal body and external antenna jacks, and an SDI loop-out on SDI-capable models. Receiver has a ridged metal body with five external antenna jacks -- (3) on top of the chassis, and (1) on each side. SDI capable receivers have (1) SDI output.

Models

3G-SDI / HD-SDI / SD-SDI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 986xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 987xxxxx  

Dual 3G-SDI and HDMI:

  • Transmitter / TX: 996xxxxx 
  • Receiver / RX: 997xxxxx  

 

 

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