Broadcast News

Bookmark and Share

Bryant's Intelligent MDUs Win More Friends At IBC

News Image
For many years, mains distribution in equipment racks was a bit of an afterthought – simple, single supply units with 10 or 12 outlets were often installed and forgotten, but as technology advanced the size of equipment shrank, additional outlets were required and much more was demanded from the humble MDU.

Equipment with high inrush currents necessitated the development of sequential start up and redundant power via changeover units with up to 14 outlets became the norm. Further demands for monitoring and remote control over IP followed and with rising energy costs, environmental concerns have come to the forefront.

Bryant Unlimited have tracked these changes over several decades and have become world leaders in "intelligent" mains distribution, enabling users to monitor and control equipment remotely and to establish power budgets throughout their networks, sometimes across international borders.

Advanced circuitry within the units has reduced the production of waste heat with a consequential reduction in running costs. Sensors within racks can monitor temperature and humidity via the MDUs, warning engineers of impending failures. This year's IBC saw Bryant dedicate 50% of its floor space to their power distribution products, which have become the default standard for major broadcast and telecoms organisations worldwide. To cope with increased demand the company has recently taken on new staff, dedicated to MDU production, at its South London headquarters.

Graham Tottle, Bryant's General Manager, says: "New offerings for IBC were greeted with more interest this year than ever before with installers and end users alike realising the importance of correct power management and recognising the company's emphasis on exceptional build quality and reliability together with the accuracy of the real-time data available, displaying information previously only available on much more expensive specialist test and measurement equipment."

For more information on Bryant's range visit:
Or contact the sales office: Tel: +44 (0)20 8404 4050 | E:

This article is also available to read in the October edition of Broadcast Film & Video here, page 46.

Solidmate Ltd Memory Card Hire London

Top Related Stories
Click here for the latest broadcast news stories.

Atom4 Chargers Now Available From Hawkwoods
The new range of Atom4 simultaneous chargers from Hawkwoods are now readily available. Bringing a newly improved ultra-small lightweight 4-channel cha
Just Add Power's New MaxColor 4K60 Series Now Available For Pre-Order
Just Add Power has announced that its new MaxColor 4K60 Series is now available for preorder. The new award-winning transmitter and receiver provide i
Power Savings: The Benefits Of Power Over Coax
No matter what the subject, budget or timeline and regardless of the degree of planning and preparation, power supply and maximising the uptime during
New PAGlink Power Accessories At NAB
PAG will launch its new accessories for the PAGlink Gold Mount System of compact, lightweight, intelligent linking batteries at NAB 2017. Each of thes
Just Add Power Teams Up With PureLink Europe
Just Add Power has partnered with PureLink Europe as a master distributor for the EMEA region. This new partnership adds an office and showroom for Ju
Just Add Power Invites Installers To Its Virtual Show Trade Booth
Just Add Power is inviting installers inside their virtual trade show booth to learn all about the company's latest AV-over-IP solutions, originally i
Just Add Power Unveils New 718KVM And 749KVM Transmitters
Just Add Power is building upon its legacy of continuous product flexibility and support with the new 718KVM and 749KVM transmitters. Built in respons
Cache Media Delivers Marshall Equipment To Production AV
Cache Media has confirmed it has sold four new Marshall CV225-M Lipstick cameras and a Marshall CV-RCP 100 touchscreen controller to AV rental company
ETL Systems Provides RF Equipment For UHD Production Truck
ETL Systems has helped Timeline Television build its first UHD production/uplink truck – designated "RF1" – for use with major UK broadcasters. To mee
Bryant's Intelligent Mains Units Improved
The updated SMI and CMI smart, 19" rack mounted, mains distribution units from Bryant, now with power measurement and current signature analysis, is o
PS-Zoom 35-70 CS – New Videos Available
Since the product launch P+S Technik is proud of its lens with character. Many projects have been realized with this lens. Cinematographers make their
Marketron's ROI Calulator Now Available
Marketron has announced the availability of its ROI Calculator. Anyone in charge of sales data – sales managers, GSMs, senior vice presidents of sales
Scrub Supplies Equipment For ITN Productions
Scrub, the Soho-based and post-focussed division of HHB Communications, has supplied a ProTools | S6 console and Genelec monitoring for a new audio su
Argosy Powers Up For BVE 2018
Argosy has announced it will focus on power at BVE 2018, Stand G43. The company will be showcase power distribution and active power management equipm
Quasar Science Joins Forces With Matthews Studio Equipment
Quasar Science has joined forces with Burbank-based Matthews Studio Equipment to create the future of LED rigging support. Utilizing MSE's new MyWayGr