Leeds Plays Host to QVS in Media Centre Launch
Friday, 18 January 2002
Leeds Plays Host to QVS in Media Centre LaunchMelanie B opens the centre in Chapeltown, Leeds.
Quadrant Visual Solutions (QVS), the specialist AV designer and installer and conference specialist, has specified and equipped ‘Host’ - the new media centre in Leeds, recently opened by Melanie B, with a comprehensive range of state-of-the-art multi-media equipment. The centre, funded by Leeds City Council, is situated in Chapeltown and was built as part of the Council's drive towards regenerating Leeds' inner city. Providing office space for small new media companies to rent, QVS equipped the centre with sound, radio and TV studios, conference rooms, multi-media training rooms and video edit suites.

The work was put out to European tender, and QVS account manager Andrew Hogben is delighted to have been awarded the contract. "We worked in partnership with Sony Broadcast and Total Audio Solutions to produce the original specification. For the sound studios, we supplied a Sony DMX-R100 Digital Audio Mixer, a Digidesign ProTools System, a Cuebase VST software, PMC Audio Speakers, a Tascam DA98, multi-track recorders and Akai samplers. A Sony PX31 data projector, and an AMX meeting room control system was supplied for the conference room, and 18 PCs with midi-keyboards for the multi-media training room. We provided the Centre's TV studio/video with a 36 Channel TV lighting system, a Sony DSR500 widescreen digital camera and accessories, Vinten tripods and dollies and an Avid XpressDV video edit suite on IBM PC with a Pioneer DVR-AO3 DVD Burner and DVD Authoring Software."

The contract commenced in March 2001 and phases 1 and 2 have just been completed on budget and on schedule. Dawn Cameron, the Media Centre's chief executive, awarded the contract to QVS as a result of its " expertise and industry knowledge, coupled with its long term involvement with the project. QVS has been working on the Media Centre since the project began and have given consistently good advice, maintaining a professional approach which has contributed to this unique project being equipped with state of the art facilities."

Colin Dobbyne, the managing director of QVS, sees the project as "unusual and very worthwhile. Providing cutting-edge equipment to a public sector funded venture is extremely rewarding, as we can see how our involvement is going to benefit not just individual companies but an entire community."

(Lee Baldock)

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