27th November 2007
Rental and staging services company PSL has invested £1 million into the latest audio, video and projection equipment, to keep its inventory right at the cutting edge.
The bulk of this spring’s investment has been in the latest Christie Roadster S 20K and S 8K projectors, which offer excellent image quality and brightness in a compact package. In accordance with PSL’s ‘green’ commitment, these units actually use less power than their predecessors.
The company’s display stock has been boosted, with the addition of 30 new Mirai 42” LCD screens and 20 Marshall 8.4” video monitors. For the increasingly popular packages providing camera teams and vision mixing for live screens, PSL’s digital Production Units now have new Grass Valley Digital Indigo multi-format HD SDI vision mixers. The audio department has also purchased Yamaha’s latest LS9 Series compact digital consoles in both 16 and 32-channel formats, and a substantial quantity of new hand-made gooseneck microphones from Clock Audio.
“This is part of our ongoing fleet upgrade programme,” said PSL managing director Gary Davis. “We’re planning further purchases in autumn 2007. Our future success is dependent on two factors: the talents of our people, and the quality of our equipment. We probably have the largest range of AV hardware in Europe, including video, audio, lighting, scenic and multimedia, and, by coupling this with graphic design and editing services, we can give our clients access to the highest levels of creativity and professionalism.”
The company has also announced that CMP Information has confirmed PSL will be its sole supplier of audio-visual and information technology services for its long list of London exhibitions. Renewing contracts for 2008, PSL’s exhibitions director Lauren Steadman said: “The forthcoming year promises to bring the busiest schedule of shows since we began working with CMP in the 1990s, back when it was known as United Business Media.”