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New demo facility for Holdan ITN upgrades prompting equipment for CH4 News A utoscript, the world’s leading teleprompting company and a Vitec Group brand, has announced that it has completed a major upgrade of prompting equipment for Channel 4 News at the ITN Studios in Grays Inn Road, London. The new equipment includes two LED 15 On Camera Units and two LED 8 On Camera Units, plus two W15 On-Air Talent Monitors. Autoscripts’ WinPlus software is also linked to ITNs iNews NRCS, enabling producers to make changes to the run order and edit anywhere within the script, even when scrolling an on-air story. The upgrade is part of Autoscripts ongoing contract with ITN to supply its prompting requirements. The two ITV studios at the facility will be upgraded in a similar fashion in due course. The new equipment went live on Channel 4 news in early November 2011. Solving audio routing and monitoring in Salford A s part of its move to MediaCityUK, Salford Quays, BBC Sport is standardising on the new AVM-T-Mix audio management and monitoring unit from TSL. Touchmix, as the device is known, was originally developed in response to a bespoke requirement from BBC Sport and Dega Broadcast Systems, the systems integrator for this part of the Salford Quays project. The initial order is for in excess of 80 Touchmixes. 16 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE Fineline Media Finance has provided a finance package to Holdan, the leading distributor of professional video, broadcast and AV solutions, funding all of the equipment in a £500,000 investment in a brand new demonstration facility at Holdans HQ in Glossop, Derbyshire. Fineline provided a sale and HP-back facility on the pre- purchased equipment to enable Holdan to preserve cashflow. Fineline also took a residual value risk in the equipment, allowing some of the cost to be funded at the end of the term when the equipment is likely to be sold on. The deal has enabled Holdan to purchase a wide range of cutting edge equipment including Panasonic cameras, Datavision lighting, HP PCs and plasma screens. Since its opening in late October, the facility has already played host to several key sales meetings.