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In keeping with our commitment to premium brands and offering our clients the most innovative technologies in our AV hire stock, the latest Panasonic HD projectors have been purchased to add to hire stock, together with a range of Sony HD broadcast cameras plus d&b’s compact T-Series line array sound systems.


The inventory of HD Panasonic projectors has been boosted with the addition of the Panasonic PT-DZ21K 3-chip 20K DLP projectors, which will be among some of the first delivered in the UK. This is the smallest 20K projector currently on the market, which is a primary reason for the choice, making it ideal for all applications and in particular any challenged for space or weight loadings in the roof. At 60kgs, a massively powerful machine is now a two person lift and an ultimately more handleable product, with all the brightness you would expect due to a unique quad-lamp system.

In addition we have also bought some of Panasonic’s DZ770’s – the 7K variant in the same range – so Panasonic HD projection solutions are now available in 7, 10 and 20K ranges to cover all needs.


d&b’s T-Series has been added to our audio inventory following the purchase of the Q-Series earlier in the year, and subsequent positive feedback from our clients.

“The product’s a massive favourite and we just can’t get enough of it” says Max, adding that the T-Series and its expedient dimensions, great audio quality and precise directional control is another perfect complement. The T Series is ideal for numerous small to medium shows and events requiring anything from multiple flown line arrays to single standalone cabinets.

It is also an universally good cross-rental item.


We have now replaced our entire camera stock with solid state devices which are more reliable and robust, more cost effective to run as no tapes and disposables are required, and the digital format also makes the workflow and processing faster, more flexible and convenient.

The latest purchase included a quantity of HXR-MC1P HD Minicams, which are very small and perfect for shooting from different and challenging angles. The completely self-contained camera units can be used anywhere.

Included in the package were multiple Sony HXR-MC50P – the smallest of the broadcast range – and HXR-NX5P cameras, complete with a range of signal converters and other accessories.

Also on the list was a Panasonic AW-HE50s hot head camera and controller – a very neat design combining excellent image quality with smooth pan/tilt and zoom operation and full HD sensors offering a 1920 x 1080 resolution and a host of other features.


We have recently been one of the first in the UK to take delivery of the latest Coolux Pandora’s Box media server technology, with the first Version 5’s in the country. Pandora’s Box is one of the most powerful and flexible media server video control systems, and the units are used daily on a diverse range of jobs.

To find out more about the new additions to stock or to arrange a demo of any of the equipment mentioned please contact James, Richard or Sam on the Hire Desk 0845 689 2000

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