Gearhouse Broadcast Confirms its Commitment to EVS with a Multi-Million Deal Including Over 20 XT3 Servers
UNITED KINGDOM - 23 June 2011 - Gearhouse Broadcast, a market leader in TV broadcast services specialising in Equipment Rental, Equipment Sales, Outside Broadcast, Project Solutions and Systems Integration, has recently confirmed its long-term commitment with EVS solutions for production servers and associated systems. The terms of the agreement include a mix of new and upgraded systems allowing Gearhouse Broadcast to be at the cutting edge of live production technology.
Chief Executive Officer of Gearhouse Broadcast John Newton & Head of APAC, EMEA & Events at EVS Luc Doneux
Among EVS’ top clients, Gearhouse Broadcast is extending its existing comprehensive range and inventory of servers (including 57 latest generation XT2+ Servers and supporting IPDirectors, XFiles and XHubs) with the addition of 20 new XT3 servers introduced by the Belgian manufacturer at the NAB Show in Las Vegas last April. The new XT3 server offers eight full configurable video channels with 96 audio ports and six 3D channels. It’s the first system to natively support all popular codecs without requiring hardware changes.
This transaction additionally includes the full upgrade of their existing rental fleet of EVS systems including IPDirector content management suites, XF2 media storage allowing them to guarantee their clients the most efficient and advanced production tools.
Gearhouse Broadcast’s headquarters are located in the U.K. with operating offices in Australia, US, Qatar and India. With a large inventory and always investing heavily in new technology, experienced engineers and a wealth of global experience in exceeding broadcasters needs, the company offers a full range of solutions and a proven track record in the delivery of broadcast solutions for all types of live broadcast events including football tournaments, Olympic Games, major reality television shows and music concerts.
Chief Executive Officer of Gearhouse Broadcast John Newton comments: “Our contract with a broadcasting equipment leader such as EVS places us at the forefront of live production technology rental operations. It allows us to meet demanding broadcast requirements for current and future live operations anywhere globally.” Newton continues that “Gearhouse Broadcast provides our global clients with the most up to date broadcast solutions on the market and EVS always guarantees the best of live technology while opening up the way to future broadcast operations.”
Head of APAC, EMEA & Events at EVS Luc Doneux says: “EVS is very enthusiastic with the success of its new live production solutions recently introduced at NAB. Doneux continues: “The XT3 platform was conceived to keep up with live production solutions offering unrivalled flexibility, and a real path to future sports broadcast operations. When a leader in TV broadcast rental services, like Gearhouse Broadcast, confides in EVS equipment, it allows us to proudly keep up with market trends offering superior technology, and to open roads ahead towards future of sports.”
About EVS (www.evs.tv)
EVS designs leading broadcast and media production systems for sports, news and TV entertainment. Its innovative Live Slow Motion system revolutionized live broadcasting, and its reliable and integrative tapeless solutions are now widely used for non-linear editing and 3D HD productions across the globe.
The company is headquartered in Belgium and has offices in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and North America. It sells its branded products in over 90 countries, and provides customer support globally.
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