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Shotoku Delivers In Argentina

SH90-TDA-ML Systems for Artear and Salva TV

Shotoku Broadcast Systems, a leading international manufacturer of advanced camera support products, recently delivered a number of high-performance tripods and fluid heads to high profile users in Buenos Aires, Argentina through their local representatives, Isikawa Electronica SA. The announcement was made by Shotoku Inc.’s president, Naoki Ebimoto, from their US headquarters in Torrance, CA.

Artear, one of Argentina's longest operating and most prolific television networks, acquired six lightweight tripod and fluid head kits (System SH90 TDA ML), plus two of the Company's heavier-duty systems (TE-12 / TT-64) for higher weight cameras. Salva TV, a well established outside broadcast and production services provider, also purchased one of the heavy duty systems, along with several mid-range tripod & head combinations (TT-53 / TU-03).

SH90-TDA-ML systems are optimized for cameras in the 6 to 13kg (13.2lbs to 28.6 lbs) range and come complete with a two-stage aluminum tripod (TDA100), fluid head (SH90), mid-level spreader (SML100) and a soft case (CSD100). The TE-12 / TT-64 combination is also designed for OB applications; its fluid head supports loads up to 90kg (198 lbs) and vibration dampening technology stabilizes the long range telescopic images common in sports coverage. The sturdy tripod features large metal fixtures for tie-down ropes and a newly designed clamping mechanism to secure its legs. The TT-53 / TU-03 units brings a 150mm ball tripod with built-in mid-spreader together with a continuously variable fluid drag head designed for camera loads of up to 30kg (66 lbs).

"It is a pleasure to add Artear and Salva TV to our rapidly growing Latin American user base," said Ebimoto. "Shotoku Broadcast Systems has experienced tremendous growth in this important region. Our reasonably priced, high performance camera support solutions are a perfect fit."


About Shotoku Broadcast Systems

Shotoku Broadcast Systems is an international leader in the manufacture and marketing of a full range of camera support products with emphasis on manual and robotic pedestals and pan/tilt heads for the television broadcast industry. The Company also provides robotic camera systems capable of interfacing with third-party equipment. Established as an engineering design firm specializing in advanced mechanics and electronic control systems, Shotoku maintains headquarters in Japan with offices in Staines, UK and Torrance, CA. The Company’s robotic camera systems are designed, developed and manufactured in Staines, UK. For further information

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