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Hand wheels are no longer bound to technocranes and high-end commercials. The Alpha Wheels bring precision framing to every set, even virtual ones.

MōVI, Ronin, Gravity—no matter the gimbal, the Alpha Link S.Bus works. Plus the processor inside the Alpha Link S.Bus customizes the output signal for each gimbal to deliver the best response and most repeatable moves possible. We used lasers to measure and map the individual patterns of each gimbal, and then built unique algorithms in the Alpha Link S.Bus for each.


When wheels use analog wireless components, the analog signal looses small nuance in the operating. As you move the wheels small details are averaged out, meaning when you return the wheel position to where you thought the headroom was, it will be different. By switching to digital, these details are never lost. Every 0.08° you move a hand wheel is captured and sent by the Alpha Link S.Bus to your gimbal, never lost, never averaged.


When operating with Alpha Wheels, the link between your hand and the frame becomes intuitive. Without lag, it becomes invisible. The Alpha Link S.Bus uses a unique timing system we developed to reduce lag time to create the best operating experience possible.


There is no absolute zero in an analog signal, just a noise floor. In the digital world, zero is quite literally 0. That means with the Alpha Link S.Bus’ all-digital signal, when you don’t move the wheels, the gimbal doesn’t move. Never adjust trim again.


Two knobs for speed and two wheels for operating is all you need. You want to spend time operating, not running through menus, adjusting trim or deadband.


The XR, Extended Range, uses a high power 125mW frequency hopping, spread spectrum transmitter for users looking for the ultimate in long range robust connections. It has a range of approximately 1500 feet line of sight. This transmitter has only been approved for use in the US and Canada.

The Alpha Wheels are available for rent from Lapham’s locally in Vancouver and can be shipped nation wide.