Argosy lights up Earls Court26 January 2011
Argosy will début its latest range of HD broadcast infrastructure components, including the latest in rack lighting, Argosy branded video, audio, F-type, CAT6A termination panels and coaxial cables.
Showcasing for the first time at BVE 2011 will be the 1RU front-loading rack mount light units. This unit uses cool white LED technology to provide clear and powerful illumination to a loaded rack. Units are switched with a fixed canopy that efficiently directs light to the floor and into the rack face whilst remaining flush with the rack’s profile. This lighting solution offers much lower power consumption, far less heat generation and a longer lasting ‘bulb’ life, making it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. This in turn equates to lower overall operating costs for broadcasters. These lighting units are ideal for use in ‘lights out facilities’ where service engineers need to operate on individual racks without lighting up a whole room.
Argosy’s termination panels, used to connect equipment together between two racks, will also be on show at BVE. These panels are populated with isolated through bulkhead mounting BNC’s. They are manufactured from extruded aluminium and supplied complete with designation strip and lacing bar for cable strain relief. As a means of ensuring consistency across the range, these termination panels are designed in the same colour and style which also permits the identification labelling templates to be universal across all panels. The XLR version of the panel allows for rear-mounted connectors and tie bars.
BVE will also see the first showing in the UK by Argosy of the latest addition to the Miranda NVISION Compact routers – the smallest 8×8 router matrix. Ideally suited to utility routing applications where space is at a premium, the Miranda NVISION Compact routers are available in a comprehensive array of formats, including 3Gb/s, HD, SD, AES, analogue video and analogue audio, as well as machine control. These routers are available in sizes from 8×8 up to 32×32, and are housed in 1RU or 2RU frames for maximum space efficiency.
“BVE is one of the key exhibitions on our annual calendar and it allows us to promote our latest products to a focused UK audience,” said Mike Purnell, Director at Argosy. “The UK post production and production community play a key role in our success and we look forward to kicking off activities for 2011 with a bang at BVE in February.”