Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
12/20/2007 5:07 PM
Gearhouse Broadcast, a leading international broadcast services company, has chosen Riedel Communications‘ state-of-the-art Artist Digital Matrix intercom system for updating its range of portable production units and flyaway broadcast packages. The project was handled by MI Broadcast, Riedel‘s UK distribution partner.
With offices located in the UK, Australia and the U.S., Gearhouse Broadcast provides comprehensive services including broadcast sales and rental, project solutions, outside broadcast solutions and systems integration to cover live and recorded events, particularly sporting and entertainment productions. Gearhouse Broadcast rental works closely with clients and manufacturers investing in the latest equipment to meet market needs.
Kevin Moorhouse, technical director of Gearhouse Broadcast says, “Riedel Communications provided us with a solution that is fully scaleable, ideal for rental applications and is truly flexible, surpassing all of our expectations. You can have several individual systems that can be used for smaller events and can easily be linked over fiber to form one big, non-blocking matrix for larger events. ”
As a first step Gearhouse Broadcast invested in two Artist 128 digital intercom matrix mainframes as well as 60 of Riedel‘s Artist 1000 premium control panels. The systems will be used for the first time for the Australian Open in January 2008, which are traditionally equipped by Gearhouse.
Riedel - one of the major suppliers of communications equipment to the 2007 Rugby World Cup in France - designs, manufactures and distributes the most sophisticated intercom and radio technology for customers worldwide in the broadcast, pro-audio, event, sports and theatre industries. The products reflect today‘s leading-edge technologies that expand conventional concepts into tomorrow‘s applications. The Riedel group of companies also includes a European based large rental operation that provides radio, intercom services, event accreditation & ticketing systems as well as fiber-based audio and video transmission systems. The Company was founded in 1987 and today employs over 150 people located within 7 locations in Europe, Asia and North America.