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Hawthorn Announces Sigificant Investment in 4k Video Equipment
UK – Technical production company, Hawthorn has announced a significant investment in its video department, having invested over £1m in new equipment over the last year. The latest kit additions focus on bolstering the company’s 4K offering and sees significant investment in infrastructure from Lightware and Barco.
With a long-standing history of working with Lightware products, Hawthorn has added two MX2-16x16-HDMI2.0 matrices to its hire shelves. The stand-alone product is a member of the Lightware HDMI 2.0 matrix switcher family, supporting uncompromised 4K UHD resolution at 60Hz 4:4:4. Alongside this, the company have also purchased six channels of HDMI2.0-OPTC-TX/RX220-Pro, an HDMI 2.0 compatible, HDCP 2.2 compliant extender pair for video, RS-232 and Gigabit Ethernet signals, supporting uncompressed 4K UHD resolution.
Hawthorn has also upgraded its Barco Event Master E2 and S3 products, investing in 4K Quad HDMI 2.0 input cards, 4K Quad DP 1.2 input cards and 4K Quad HDMI 2.0 output cards. On top of this, they have also added the Barco Event Master EX to their range. The EX, a 4K60p scaler with the same processing power as four ImagePROs, works alongside the E2 and S3 processors to add input and output capacity, expanding the scaling and switching power of the entire system.
The latest expansion follows on from Hawthorn’s investment in Barco’s UDX 4K-32 laser projectors last year.
Talking about why he chose to invest in the Lightware and Barco products, David Barton, Hawthorn’s group head of video said: “We pride ourselves on supplying our clients with the latest, highest-quality equipment and this investment demonstrates our commitment to that. We have an excellent relationship with both manufacturers, so they were the obvious choice when we were looking at further enhancing our inventory. We have heavily invested in Lightware fibre systems and signal distribution in the past and the new items of equipment allow us to deliver full 4k across one connector, working hand in hand with our Barco UDX projectors and the Event Master system.”
Having taken delivery of the new items this week, all of the equipment mentioned is available to hire from Hawthorn now.
7th February 2019
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