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Gearhouse Broadcast expands Event Comms capabilities with major Riedel Bolero investment


Popular wireless intercom system is ideal for broadcast, entertainment, live production and theatre applications

Gearhouse Broadcast, the Gravity Media-owned supplier of technical facilities, crew and services used to capture the world’s most watched content, has bought multiple Riedel Bolero wireless intercom systems for its burgeoning Event Communications business. This significant kit investment is in response to the growing market demand for the Bolero system that is capable of supporting 10 beltpacks per antenna and up to 100 antennas in a single deployment. It also highlights Gearhouse’s vendor agnostic approach, with it now able to offer its customers a choice of either the Bolero or fellow class-leading solution, Clear-Com’s FreeSpeak II, alongside its in-house expertise and support.

In total, Gearhouse has bought 7x AES67 cards, 50x Bolero beltpacks, 10x Bolero Active Antennas plus switches and the associated accessories, instantly making it a major player for the rental of this product at scale for medium and large events. The popular solution offers a matrix panel on the user’s hip, Bluetooth integration and can become a handheld radio. It delivers exceptional coverage, even in congested RF environments, as well as superior audio quality and clarity.

“Our industry leading event communications expertise is now supported by being able to offer a choice of the latest technology that our customers are demanding,” said Mitchell Lockyer-Lane, Business Development Manager at Gearhouse Broadcast (Australia). “Riedel’s Bolero solution was the obvious choice for us and with it we can continue to expand beyond the traditional broadcast market to service other sectors such as live production, entertainment and theatre.”

Discussing the evaluation process, Mitchell added: “We trialled the solution earlier this year at a major Australian sporting event and were extremely impressed with its performance. Its seamless integration with our other Riedel products, such as the Artist matrix frames, means that the on-site set-up time can be drastically reduced, resulting in significant cost savings.”

Gearhouse Broadcast’s Event Communications team provides the people, inventory and know-how to support any size or scale of event, from the smallest two-way radio hire to a multi-venue, multi-platform communications solution.


About Gravity Media Group

Gravity Media is a leading global provider of complex live broadcast facilities and production services to content owners, creators and distributors. We operate across four core brands – Gearhouse Broadcast, Hyperactive Broadcast, Input Media and Chief Entertainment – and serve our clients internationally from our facilities in the UK, Australia, USA, France, Germany and Qatar. On 2 September 2019, Gravity Media announced it had completed the acquisition of Chief Entertainment from Telstra Corporation Limited.

Gearhouse Broadcast is a market leader in broadcast services and specialises in broadcast equipment rental, project solutions and systems integration. It offers huge experience and a proven track record in delivering major sporting and entertainment events. See www.gearhousebroadcast.com

Hyperactive Broadcast is a leading provider of dry hire cutting rooms, visual effects tools and production space for feature films and TV dramas. With a background in integrated Avid and EVS workflows, its engineers are trusted by the best names in the industry. See www.hyperactivebroadcast.com

Input Media is a premier sports production company, with blue-chip clients around the world. It employs a talented team of producers, directors and editors dedicated to producing creative and engaging programming and digital content for a wide variety of clients. See www.inputmedia.tv

Chief Entertainment is a Sydney-based provider of studio TV, outside broadcast, live streaming, digital media production, location filming, motion graphics & visual effects and satellite distribution services. It works in unique and innovative ways that will unleash creativity and open up a world of new possibilities.


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