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Amsterdam, 07 September 2012 – One of the longest established technology suppliers to the broadcast system camera market, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Europe, has opened up IBC 2012 with an announcement that will sting many of its competitors. Hitachi has formed a strategic sales and market development agreement with international broadcast rental, project solutions, systems integration, equipment sales and outside broadcast company, Gearhouse Broadcast. The agreement provides Gearhouse Broadcast with prime distribution rights to all Hitachi broadcast cameras in many international territories.
Under the conditions of the agreement, Gearhouse Broadcast will enhance Hitachi customers’ pre- and post-sales experience by making available its market-leading engineering facilities and offering an extensive rental inventory of Hitachi camera systems. Hitachi believes that through this partnership, the two companies will improve the quality of ownership and enhance the perception of the Hitachi brand within the international broadcast market.
“Our stated intention is clear: we are determined to become regarded as the leading supplier of 3G and future camera technologies. New ventures, such as our relationship with Gearhouse Broadcast are fundamental to support our growing presence in world broadcasting,” commented Masahiko Kato, General Manager, Global Business Division of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Inc.
“This is an ambitious goal and one that we will achieve,” continued Kato. “If we wish to become perceived as the best in the market, then we need support in key markets from the best company in the business. This is why we have selected Gearhouse Broadcast.”
A leading international broadcast solution provider, Gearhouse Broadcast has well established project solutions, outside broadcast, rental and systems integration operations and was previously one of Europe’s biggest and long-standing users of Sony camera technology. This agreement sees Gearhouse Broadcast moving to offer the market a fresh option in the form of these new Hitachi cameras.
“Hitachi’s pedigree in the broadcast camera market is outstanding and in developing their new family of HD and 3G systems cameras they have demonstrated that they have lost none of their skills and experience. The new Hitachi cameras are well engineered, robust and reliable,” reported Eamonn Dowdall, Business Development Director at Gravity Media Group, the parent company of Gearhouse Broadcast. “Our relationship with Hitachi is both practical and strategic. The facilities and services that we provide at Gearhouse Broadcast offer the level of support that Hitachi broadcast customers, and indeed all broadcast camera users expect and demand.”
“We’ve been using the Hitachi cameras in our rental fleet and on numerous major sports projects for some time and we are tremendously impressed by their build quality and technical sophistication. We predict a great deal of interest in the coming months and years,” Dowdall concluded.
Gearhouse Broadcast, a leading reseller of professional broadcast equipment announces the sale of various HD broadcast equipment to Metro Broadcast to assist with the build of their new Hi-Definition portable production unit.
Gearhouse Broadcast Sales Division worked very closely with Metro Broadcast to offer and source broadcast equipment that would meet fully with the company and its client’s needs. The equipment selected by Metro included Sony HXC-100 Cameras channels fitted with Canon HD Lenses, supported with Vinten Tripods whilst the production unit was fitted with Panasonic & Ikegami monitoring, Panasonic production switching & Harris routing as the main stay products.
The delivery of the equipment to Metro proved a great challenge for Gearhouse Broadcast. The recent effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami made it increasingly difficult for Gearhouse to deliver the equipment in time due to limited availability and shortage of broadcast equipment. To avoid any disappointment from Metro and to ensure their project deadline was met, Gearhouse Broadcast had loaned much of the equipment from its extensive inventory of Rental stock held until Gearhouse were able to completely fulfill the order.
Mary Metcalfe, Managing Director at Metro said “it was a pleasure to deal with Gearhouse Broadcast both from a perspective of their technical expertise and also their helpful and flexible attitude with regards to “loan” equipment ensuring that we could keep to all our deadlines.”
As a leading reseller, Gearhouse Broadcast have supplied broadcast equipment to many other broadcast markets including Studios, Broadcasters, Outside Broadcast, production and Post Production companies as well as educational, corporate and commercial markets.
Capturing every action as it happens is what makes live television breathtaking. As the requirements increases for HD live television so does the demand for HD outside broadcast vehicles.
To cater for these demands, Global Broadcast solutions provider Gearhouse Broadcast Australia recently upgraded their Outside Broadcast fleet from SD to HD. As a result, much of that used equipment has headed to our Watford head quarters to be checked and reconditioned by our in-house engineers and is now available for sale to you at competitive prices.
Some of the equipment available includes the Sony HDC-1500 Camera Channels, Sony J-30 SDI Video Players and Canon PJ70x9.5B Lenses to name a few. You can download the complete used kit list at http://www.gearhousebroadcast.com/uploads/UsedEquipmentPDF.pdf or call the Gearhouse Broadcast Sales Team for more information +44 (0)845 820 0000
Professional broadcasters are now being offered a unique new way to buy state-of-the-art professional broadcast equipment as Gearhouse Broadcast announces the launch of its very own online auction service this month.
The e-auction facility is a feature of Gearhouse Broadcast’s improved and redesigned website, and allows the company’s sales division to group together ‘lots’ of new and used broadcast equipment and offer customers potentially huge savings on professional broadcast equipment.
Interested parties are invited to register for the first auction, to be held on Wednesday, 24th November at 9am by going onto http://www.gearhousebroadcast.com/uk/equipment-sales/e-auctions/ and completing the simple registration form. (more…)
This summer’s football World Cup finals was one the most challenging and complex projects Gearhouse Broadcast has been involved in to date, and now broadcast equipment sent out to South Africa, much of it bought in especially for the event, is up for sale.
Demand and enquiries for the ex-World Cup used broadcast equipment has been constant ever since it arrived back in the UK from South Africa.
Amongst the stock of ex-World Cup kit that is available are a wide range of Harris Dual 1×4 and single 1×8 Distribution Amplifiers, Harris Up/Down/Cross Converters, Harris Signal processing equipment, Evertz HD/SD Duel Multiviewers and state of the art Tektronix Multi-Format Waveform Monitors.
The World Cup was responsible for a big surge of activity in the broadcast services sector, with huge demands placed on manufacturers and broadcast system solutions specialists like Gearhouse Broadcast to provide the most up-to-date equipment and technology, including broadcast system cameras and Audio Video test equipment.
The sheer volume of equipment required to meet demand, ensure that the projects ran smoothly and to deadline, involved Gearhouse Broadcast making significant investments in Canon HD Lenses, Sennheiser Microphones, Sony HD Monitors, Sony HD Cameras and Sony HD Camcorders. Added to this were Pro-Bel SD/HD Routers, Tektronix Test Equipment, Evertz VIP Multi Viewers, Harris Distribution and Glue products and 14 EVS XT2+ servers to compliment an existing inventory of 32, all just in order to service the demand for the product at the World Cup.
It was not just Gearhouse Broadcast’s equipment that was in demand. Given the size of South Africa, the sheer logistics of the operation around the whole tournament meant the technical infrastructure behind the scenes had to be spot on, and Gearhouse Broadcast’s project solution and systems integration expertise had a major part to play.
For more information on ex-World Cup used broadcast equipment you can download a full list at www.gearhousebroadcast.com/i/worldcup-equipment.pdf or call the Gearhouse Broadcast Sales Team on 0845 820 0000.
THE football World Cup is often described as the ‘Greatest Show on Earth’, and once again Gearhouse Broadcast is right at the heart of it as the finest players around the globe do battle in South Africa this summer.
When the curtain comes down on the final on July 11th, much of that equipment, all of which was new for the event, will head back to Gearhouse’s Watford headquarters to be checked and upgraded before being made available for sale from August.
Among the stock that will be available at highly competitive prices are: a wide range of state of the art HD broadcast equipment, Glue, Harris Signal processing equipment; HD Evertz Multiviewer; Snell 128×128 Sirius HD routers; Canon Box Lenses and Tektronix state of the art waveform monitors.
To ensure you don’t miss out you can find regular updates on the equipment that will be available on the Gearhouse Broadcast website – http://www.gearhousebroadcast.com – now or call the Sales Team on 0845 820 0000 to register your interest, check stock availability or discuss your requirements further.
As one of the market-leading international broadcast service companies, Gearhouse Broadcast required a website capable of showcasing everything we do and all the latest developments in each sector we operate in across the globe.
Gearhouse Broadcast recently teamed up with web design and online solutions specialists Optix Solutions, to develop a new web presence capable of keeping up with the demands of such a fast-moving industry, and we are pleased to announce the new site went live this month.
Optix Solutions were charged with creating a website that is truly easy to use, quick to navigate and flexible enough to be adapted to reflect every important development in the broadcast world on a daily basis.
At the same time it highlights all the products and services available from our Sales, Rental, System Integration and Project Management departments worldwide, as well as latest company and industry news.
“We wanted a site that is not only simple and satisfying to use and lets people know what we have to offer but that also reflects our position and gravitas within the industry,” said Eamonn Dowdall,Managing Director at Gearhouse Broadcast.
“Given the business we are in it wouldn’t be right to rely on a dull static site that didn’t give the visitor a feel for just what an exciting, technical business we are in. We are absolutely delighted with the result and believe our customers and visitors will be too.”
At the click of a mouse you can check out the latest outside broadcast truck being built at our UK headquarters, what cameras are available for rent in Australia, product sales in Doha or project solutions in India.
With so much to cover, it was vital that the site was designed to be as easy as possible to navigate, to take the visitor where they want to go quickly and efficiently.
We have incorporated a specifically designed filtered search facility which enables the visitor to, for instance, find a product by type, condition (new or used) or brand. In the near future you’ll be able to bid for an ex-rental or excess stock bargain via e-auction.
Case studies are used to introduce the sheer scope of the projects that Gearhouse Broadcast are involved in day in, day out.
Visitors are offered detailed insights into everything from the technology Gearhouse Broadcast supplies to bring ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!’ from the Australian rainforest to our living rooms to the creation of India’s state broadcaster Doordarshan’s first custom-built outside broadcast truck.
Specially incorporated 360° panoramic image technology allows the visitor to take a virtual tour of everything from the VTR and audio set up in a HD (High Definition) outside broadcast truck to the wiring and cabling that makes it all work.
HD approved Sony specialist dealer, Gearhouse Broadcast has agreed an order for fifty Sony HXC-100 HD camera channels to concert touring and event specialist video company XL Video.
XL Video’s Managing Director Lee Spencer explained “XL’s business is growing and the increasing demand for HD required a long term investment. We made a conscious decision to move our inventory to HD throughout 2009. The HXC-100 was evaluated against the best of breed alternatives and was selected as the best value and most appropriate fit to support our intensive HD expansion plans.”
Gearhouse Broadcast was tasked with trialing the HXC-100 on XL’s behalf to ensure the camera was capable of meeting the company’s high-demands. With the assistance of Sony, the first HXC-100 in Europe was supplied to Gearhouse and tested in live broadcast applications. Working closely with XL’s technical team, Gearhouse was able to determine that the HXC-100 was an ideal fit for their application.
“The transition to a new camera is a major undertaking, especially when prestigious client projects are involved and resources and support are required immediately.” Said Eamonn Dowdall Gearhouse Broadcast’s Managing Director. “As an authorized HD Sony Dealer, Gearhouse Broadcast was uniquely positioned to assist XL in their transition to HD. Our product knowledge is supported by the resources of expertise and equipment from our Rental and Project divisions enabling XL to have a smooth and hassle free transition.”
Spencer concluded “as a result of the investment XL has now become the leading HD Events business in the UK. The HXC-100 is a cutting edge camera, allowing XL to offer both SD and HD productions with features and quality previously unachievable without major budget investment. Our investment in HD technology and infrastructure has redefined the quality potential
and possibilities for our clients.”
XL Video has used the HXC-100’s on the Kylie, Elbow and Neyo tours and will take delivery of the remaining 38 channels later this autumn. Gearhouse Broadcast is the first reseller to sell the Sony HXC-100 HD Camera Channels into Europe.