ES Broadcast Hire has purchased XT4K live production servers from leading live production technology provider EVS, as part of the company’s continued investment in UHD broadcast hire equipment.

The XT4K, EVS’ first dedicated UHD-4K live production server, will be added to ES Broadcast Hire’s already-extensive UHD hire fleet and joins the company’s existing EVS solutions, including XHub3 network hubs, and XFile3 file transfer and archiving solutions, as well as multiple EVS XT3 live production servers. Some of ES Broadcast Hire’s servers are configured in ChannelMAX, which lets users easily expand the channel density of their XT3s when needed.

XT4K purchase latest addition to 4K fleet

The purchase of the servers is part of ES Broadcast Hire’s significant investment into 4K production workflows, as the service provider supports the drive towards further UHD adoption in the live production market with its hire fleet of equipment – already one of the biggest in Europe. Its XT4Ks will be made immediately available to its hire customers alongside other 4K live production solutions and used for multiple live programmes including UHD sports and entertainment events.

Compatible with Sony HDC-4300, HDC-P43

ES Broadcast Hire’s new XT4K servers will be twinned with Sony HDC-4300 and HDC-P43 high frame rate UHD cameras, which allow operators to produce the latest in UHD slow motion replays.

“EVS solutions lead the market – especially with the company’s technological advances in production servers,” said Warren Taggart, managing director of ES Broadcast Hire. “The EVS name is synonymous with reliable, cutting-edge live solutions, so we’re delighted to be taking delivery of these XT4K servers. Having them in our hire fleet will enable us to continue our commitment to providing the very best 4K equipment.”

ES Broadcast Hire’s XT4K live production servers will be delivered by EVS in May and made available for immediate hire worldwide. For enquiries, please call us on +44 (0)1923 811 520.