Expanding VME moves house28 March 2012
UK broadcast equipment rental and technology company VME is preparing to move into new premises within the next few weeks as part of an ongoing expansion programme, writes Kevin Hilton. The Cheshire-based firm has also built a four-camera HD OB vehicle equipped with a Yamaha DM1000 audio console for sports work. VME’s new 26,000 square feet building is set in six acres of land and houses a warehouse, Final Cut Pro edit suite and training and demonstration facilities. Company director Dion Davie says VME is not moving far, as its existing headquarters are "just around the corner". Davie explains the move was prompted by VME "expanding year on year", working on both broadcast production and live music. TV work is largely in the sports area, with coverage of rugby league and union for clients including Sky Sports. VME provides commentary (pictured) and communications gear as well as general audio equipment. The new OB van has been built for Sky Sports production and will be used to add tailored presentation to host broadcast feeds. Facilities include four cameras and a Yamaha DM1000 for discrete 5.1 surround sound.
VME revealed to PSNEurope at the PL+S show in Frankfurt last week that not only it become the second UK PA company to purchase a Martin Audio MLA system, but also that it had expanded its existing Kling & Freitag inventory by 24 boxes (12 x Sequenza 10 mid/highs, six 10B Subwoofer Bass reflex 2 x 15"s and six Namos XLC cardoid/hypercardiod subwoofers, all with protective covers, flying frames and processors).
Davie comments that the company should be moving in to the new warehouse "within a couple of weeks". vme-uk.com