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Quadrus completes distribution agreement A new agreement signs a new relationship between video communication specialist Quadrus Technology and European distributor Holdan now representing the line of multi-stream ingest products that are an integral part of today’s tapeless workflows. “Quadrus’ tight integration with Avid and Apple makes it extremely interesting for professional and broadcast environments. Ingesting multiple HD sources onto the timeline for instant editing will significantly reduce production and post production workflows. We’re thrilled to be working with Quadrus Technology” said Allan Leonhardsen of Holdan. Quadrus has already attracted significant interest from broadcasters and post production facilities that are keen to replace VTRs with software solutions that deliver far greater functionality and features. Instead of racks of recorders, Quadrus can be installed on an HP Z820 workstation to deliver true multi-channel capture and excellent chase editing performance. As production budgets and timescales continue to fall, Quadrus can help organizations achieve considerable cost-savings and workflow efficiencies. “We’re looking forward to working with Holdan who will help promote the technology to users across Europe” said Dean Jackson of Quadrus Technology. Macs get true pro credentials T he advent of Thunderbolt and Thunderbolt 2 is dramatically changing the shape, size and capabilities of workstations and professional laptops. With Sonnet expansion systems, these new powerhouse computers can be adapted to use PCI cards and external systems to make them into the systems users really need. HD video wireless link kits for hire L ondon based VMI is the world’s first camera rental company to buy Teletest’s HD video wireless links. VMI’s Managing Director Barry Bassett says “We are excited to be the first to offer these new Telesend kits to drama and documentary producers. These are excellent products because directors love the lightweight and compact LCD monitor with the receiver built in. The DFS auto tuning makes them simple to use and the range compares favourably with WEVI. We chose the smaller HDMI only transmitters as they fit perfectly on our DSLR and C300 rigs”. With Sonnet Technologies’ latest Echo Expansion unit, Thunderbolt-equipped workstations can add 3 external PCI cards, an external LTO-6 archive tape drive as well as 4 additional 2.5” SSD drives or up-to 3 4TB hard drives. This can all be achieved with the Echo Express III which is available as a desktop or rack chassis. As with all Sonnet Echo Express units, the device has a Thunderbolt pass through port, allowing users to connect multiple expansion chassis or Thunderbolt-equipped peripherals. TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 83 NOVEMBER 2013 | 33