Gearhouse Broadcast has launched a specialised Events Communications Division.

The new division will handle the communications needs of broadcast, corporate and community events, concert touring and festivals.

With the option of a managed delivery or a dry hire solution Gearhouse Broadcast Events Communications now offers a suite of options in both the wired and wireless communications solutions. 

This adds to their existing outside broadcast and TV Facilities.

In addition to their communications solutions they also offer a comprehensive spectrum management service as part of a complete equipment hire package or as a standalone service.

Gearhouse uses equipment from manufacturers including Riedel, Hytera, ClearCom, Kenwood, RFI, Polar and Peltor amongst many others.

Gearhouse Broadcast senior outside broadcast manager, Jason Owen, said the company had always managed the broadcast comms on its own projects. 

"However as the business has grown we have also undertaken more specialsed comms driven projects such as the V8 Supercars Championship’s team radios and telemetry systems," he said.

"After several engaging years in the event communications industry it became glaringly obvious that there were limited options that could properly service the broader needs of clients that have both broadcast and event production comms requirements. 

"Hence the birth of Gearhouse Broadcast Events Communications.”

Gearhouse Broadcast Australia is located in Sydney and Melbourne. It provides broadcast services around Australia specialising in outside broadcast, project solutions and dry hire equipment rental.

Its clients include:  Fox Sports, V8 Media, Foxtel, Network 10, Seven Network, Granada, Fremantle Media, Shine Australia and ESPN.

 Owen said there was far more to providing broadcast and event comms than just supplying equipment.

"Comms relies heavily on well trained and experienced engineering staff to deliver jobs, something Gearhouse has plenty of and is recruiting more of," he said.  

"The market has been crying out for a more comprehensive solution for some time so for Gearhouse, with our existing engineering skill and expertise and significant inventory base, launching Gearhouse Event Communication’s was a not just a logical step but one that now fully meets the market’s requirements.”

Owen said the company's ethos was built around quality, efficiency and reliability. 

"We can offer package pricing for broadcast clients where they need both broadcast and event comms and for standalone non-broadcast events we offer technology-driven solutions to suit every need and budget," he said. 

"We do own and operate a sizeable Riedel inventory however in saying that, as we are not exclusively tied to any one manufacturer, we will only ever give our clients the best comms product for the task, irrespective of who makes it.”

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