UK: TEAC Corporation's pro-audio product division has launched a dedicated sales & support service for the UK pro-AV sector, reports David Davies. The initiative is intended to promote the advantages of TASCAM's new solidstate recorder series, which is said to offer "next generation" digital media storage, playout and network management capabilities.
Headed up by sales and support manager Gary Maguire, TASCAM AV UK will focus resources on the installer and integrator sectors to promote the benefits offered by the new solidstate products in applications currently fulfilled by various disc media, cassette tape and commodity PCs.
The TASCAM solidstate series comprises three 1U rackmount models, all employing CompactFlash card media: the HDR1, SSCDR1 and SSR1. The networkable HDR1 additionally provides USB, Ethernet and Euroblock connectivity, and microphone inputs with discrete level controls. The SSCDR1 combines CF and CD recording and playback. All units feature RS232 and parallel control.
The TASCAM AV UK operation provides dedicated sales and support for AV installers and integrators, responding to the sector's particular requirements. Service features include a dedicated AV sales and service number (01923 438848), 24-hour turnaround on product delivery or replacement, FOC loan stock in the event of products requiring repair, and personal on-site training and technical support for TASCAM-appointed installers.
Gary Maguire (pictured here with solidstate recorder series model HDR1) tells PSN-e: "Our solidstate series presents the opportunity for installers to provide migration of audio files between all manner of other CF and USB storage and playback devices in an instant, as well as offering network and control capabilities previously beyond the budget of a large part of the market. We are promoting the advanced capabilities of these products as the modern replacement for cassette, CD and MD based installations, in everything from large scale public and commercial enterprise applications to bars, restaurants, shops, museums, galleries and the like."
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