Gearhouse Broadcast Selected as Sole UK & Ireland Approved Dealer for LAWO’s Video Products

Barry Revels of LAWO and Kevin Fitzgerald from Gearhouse Broadcast holding the LAWO V__pro 8

Gearhouse Broadcast, a leading broadcast services specialist, has been appointed as sole UK and Ireland approved dealer by broadcast technology specialist LAWO for its range of video products, including the powerful V__pro 8 multipurpose video processor. The agreement includes distribution and technical support for powerful V__pro 8 single-box multipurpose video processor.

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LAWO’s V__pro 8 combines a number of different capabilities in one tool, guaranteeing maximum efficiency and greatest operating safety at significantly reduced cost. It can handle multiple video signal formats as well as audio and video conversion. The single box offers high quality monitoring, sample rate conversion, colour correction and embedding and de-embedding within a tiny footprint. The 1U rack unit can be used in an OB, studio or audio environment and eliminates the need for multiple products, making it ideal for installations where space is at a premium. Its modern HTML5 GUI provides an easy-to-use interface for day-to-day work.

As part of the agreement, Gearhouse Broadcast will supply LAWO video products directly to its customers and provide inclusive local support packages. It will also specify the products on installation projects that its specialist Systems Integration team undertake.

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“We’re very well known within the audio industry, but video is a relatively new and very exciting area for us, so we’re delighted to be working with an established partner such as Gearhouse Broadcast who will help us to further build our standing in the video market” said Barry Revels, of LAWO. “Gearhouse’s proven technical expertise and worldwide support network make them the ideal dealer for our expanding range of video products.”

Lawo V__pro 8 multipurpose video processor

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“LAWO’s range of video products is really impressive and the V__pro 8 in particular really stands out from the competition in terms of its functionality and minimal size” said Kevin Fitzgerald, sales manager at Gearhouse Broadcast. “Becoming sole UK and Ireland approved dealer for this line of LAWO products is a real coup and means we can supply and support the products to our wide customer base including OB companies and TV studios in the UK and beyond.”

Lawo designs and manufactures pioneering audio and video technology for TV and radio broadcast production, post-production, as well as live performance and theatrical applications. Products include digital audio mixing consoles, routers, video processing tools as well as IP-based video and audio transport solutions. All products are developed and manufactured according to highest quality standards at the company’s headquarters in the Rhine valley town of Rastatt, Germany.

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Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in the field of broadcast services. It specialises in broadcast project solutions, systems integration, equipment rental and equipment sales and operates globally with offices in the UK, USA, Australia, India and Doha. The company has vast experience and a proven track record in its involvement in major broadcast projects such as Wimbledon, the ATP Tennis Masters and I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here. 
Gearhouse Broadcast’s Sales Division is expert in sourcing and supplying the latest broadcast equipment from a variety of leading industry suppliers. It buys and sells new and used professional broadcast equipment and can supply bespoke packages, outside broadcast vehicle HD upgrades, studios and entire systems integration installations both locally and overseas.
As the UK’s leading international reseller it has an extensive inventory that covers SD and HD camera channels, camcorders, camera accessories, lenses, VTRs, HDRs, monitors, vision mixers, audio equipment and test and measurement equipment.

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