After months of planning and discussion, Image Pacific Broadcast Rentals (IPBR) and Image Central Broadcast Rentals (ICBR) announced that their much anticipated 4 Camera High Definition Airpack will be ready to fly July, 2007.
Tony Lewis, Manager, Systems Integration Group, Broadcast & Communication Solutions Group, Sony of Canada is overseeing project Engineering. IPBR and ICBR could not think of a better engineer for the task. To have Sony of Canada build this first class HD airpack means clients will have a professionally built system that is tested and certified by Sony of Canada.
National Operations Manager, Dale Rechner is extremely enthusiastic with the new acquisition.
“We looked at a lot of different options but decided on the Sony HDC-1550 Multi-format HD camera with the triax option as the camera of choice for our discerning clients. Fujinon HD glass was also a must. The FOR-A HANABI HVS-1000 switcher was the obvious choice due to its size and power. We will also be running 4 x Sony HDW-1800 VTRs and we can offer the option of a 4 Channel EVS XT HD Broadcast Server.” stated Mr. Rechner.
“We have the Winter Olympics in our corporate hometown of Vancouver, in 2010 and we are gearing up for those events by investing in new High Def technologies now. Our plans are for another 4 Camera High Definition Airpack in 2008 and a full HD Production Mobile in 2009. We want to be able to offer our clients in Toronto, and elsewhere in Canada top notch HD facilities and to our visitors to Canada in 2010, HD facilities that are second to none.” Dale added.
Roger Williams, owner and president of the Image Pacific Group of Companies, has been dreaming in High Definition long before he bought his first Sony HDWF900 in 2004. “We have the hardware and the service to back our clients. Its one thing to be able to rent equipment from a rental company but it is another thing to have exceptional customer service as part of the package. It is that client dedication, quality equipment and loyalty that we excel at; states Mr. Williams.