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ACQUISITION Kit Protection the professionals’ choice M ore than 30 years of product development has ensured Peli Cases are the market leader in essential protection for broadcast and photographic equipment. Offering watertight, dustproof and crushproof security, Peli cases are backed by legendary “You break it, we replace it” lifetime guarantee. Professionals choose Peli cases time after time for their reliability, performance and durability in the most challenging circumstances. Series Producer/Director and Cameraman, Alexis Giradet has filmed all over the world and used Peli cases for many years in the most testing conditions; “On my recent polar expedition, filming Walking with The Wounded’s South Pole Allied Challenge for ITV and NBC, we worked in the unrelenting cold and brutal conditions of Antarctica. With no back up or outside support, it was essential that we protected the fragile filming kit, there was no room for error. In the extreme conditions of -40C and with constant wind blowing snow everywhere keeping the kit locked up in peli cases was the only option. Suffice it to say - our kit survived, we filmed everything and we made it back in one piece from the 5 week expedition. “At the moment I am doing a TV series looking at the lives of Nomads across the vast expanse of Asia. I’ve been filming with Nomadic families in some of the harshest conditions imaginable. From the vast, dry lands of the Gobi in Mongolia and the steep, humid, forested hills of Southern Nepal to the frozen Arctic wastes of the Siberian Tundra. Living in the wilds, constantly on the move all takes a toll on people and kit. The key to working in these extreme and remote locations is protecting your kit against the multitude of conditions that are faced on a daily basis. I’ve been using Peli cases for years now and nothing has even come close in terms of protection and sheer quality. I know I can pack the most delicate of camera kit in a Peli case and then forget about it until needed. Not once has it let me down.” Peli cases are produced in over 80 sizes from a structural resin shell that does not dent and protects sensitive equipment against extreme conditions. The automatic pressure equalization valve stops moisture from entering the case and prevents vacuum-lock so it can be opened 58 | KITPLUS - TV-BAY MAGAZINE: ISSUE 98 FEBRUARY 2015 easily at any altitude. A neoprene o-ring seal ensures the case is watertight and the easy-open, double-step latches secure the contents while metal reinforced padlock protectors stop the case from being cut or pried open. Peli Hardback cases have been added to the range to protect iPads, tablets and laptops from drops, knocks and scratches no matter where you go. Combining durability, security and style, Hardback cases are manufactured in tough ABS, offering robust and durable protection, even in harsh conditions. Take off with Peli Peli UK have worked in partnership with manufacturers and distributors in the recent development of the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) in the film and broadcast market. These fragile and valuable items require the ultimate in protection to reach their destination in perfect condition. Quadcopters UK have chosen the Peli 0370 cube case with a bespoke foam insert to safely house the S1000 model; they are the first in the country to embrace this concept as the preferred solution (www.quadcopters.co.uk). The foam insert is designed specifically for this UAV model by Peli’s in