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NEWS UK distributor appointed A udio and video metering specialist DK-Technologies has appointed the Maser Group as its distribution partner in the UK, with responsibility for handling its entire product range. Established in 1983, the Maser Group is a multinational company with offices in Australia, New Zealand and United Kingdom, Maser Group supplies communications solutions, products and systems to a large number of market segments including Broadcast, Audio/Video, Fixed/HFC Networks, Industrial, Mobile/Wireless Networks, Public Security & Safety and Defence. Maser Communications (UK) Ltd, located on the south coast is one of the major cable, connectivity and solution distributors to the Broadcast and AV industries. By adding DK-Technologies to its UK distribution roster, Maser can now offer its customers high quality, Award- winning metering and monitoring solutions. Proving that quality matters for post S Pro Tools 11 for station upgrade Scrub, HHB Communications’ Soho-based subsidiary specialising in serving the post production industry, has provided London’s Absolute Radio with the latest Pro Tools software and hardware as part of the stations latest upgrade. Previously a Pyramix-based facility, Absolute Radios producers were attracted to a number of new features introduced by Pro Tools 11 and chose to upgrade all four of its studios with the latest version. Studio C now features a Pro Tools HD Native Thunderbolt system with an HD MADI interface, while three other studios are now utilising version 11 software with new iMacs, MBox Pro interfaces and Artist Series controllers. Scrub sales and technical staff supplied, configured and installed the new systems and provided extensive training for the stations producers. ales of Quantel’s Pablo Rio high quality color and finishing system in its first year of release have grown the company’s sales into the post production market by 50%. “Pablo Rio proves that quality still has value in the world of post-production,” said Steve Owen, Quantel Marketing Director. “That means quality in the widest sense - technical, editorial and creative. It shows that when a business can deliver quality for the right budget then customers really value that capability. And that is why Pablo Rio is being chosen by so many users across movie, drama and commercials post production". Investing in 40 channels of Sony HDC-2500 V ideo Europe, the specialist broadcast rental firm, has announced that it has bolstered its existing Sony camera line up with a multi-million investment in Sony’s HDC-2500 system cameras. The 40 channels of Sony’s HDC-2500s will be utilised across Video Europe’s rapidly expanding dry hire, specialist projects and OB business’s as it scales up its portfolio to exploit on an expected high demand in 2014. This investment rounds off a year of continued expansion for Video Europe which has committed over £4 million in Sony’s latest camera technologies. 14 | TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 86 FEBRUARY 2014