News

Join us at ISE 2014
Date News
22/1/14

Europe's largest industry event will see new technologies showcased by leading brands, make time to see these technical solutions and they could help take your business to the next level

A few Highlights:

AMX - displaying the latest award winning solutions

Atlona - showcasing a range of new products including their new 4K compatible switchers

Euroscreen - Showcasing their new Thor Projection Screen

tvONE - CORIO®master mini powers real-Time Video windmill

Click here to discover all our Technical Booth's and contact details for all of our specialists who are attending

 

New Streaming Media Specialist joins True Colours
Date News

30/9/13

Adam Berditch joins True Colours to reinforce our intent in the live media streaming market as Technical Streaming Media Specialist. Adam brings a wealth of experience to the role, having previously enjoyed business development manager roles at Osborne Technologies and account management at Sahara.

Working primarily with True Colours partner Exterity and BrightSign, along with the ground breaking Solstice software from recent new partner Mersive. Adam is looking forward to introducing the latest streaming media technology to an ever-expanding market, as well as working closely with True Colours' established customer base.

Adam says: "Today's technology market demands convergence of the AV and IT sectors. In this new role I hope to close the gap between these technologies using the True Colours' portfolio of IP Video Distribution and Collaboration Software, and easing the introduction of networked products into our traditional AV account base. I look forward to being part of the ever expanding Midwich Group."

To contact Adam please call 07766 508512 or email: adam.berditch@true-colours.net

 

New Starters join True Colours
Date News

16/07/13

 

 

Aimee Stretton and Charlie Oakley have joined the TCD Team fresh out of university and eager to explore opportunities within the Audio Visual Industry.

 

Aimee joins the connectivity team as internal support, supporting brands: AMX, Aten, Atlona, Gefen and Kramer.

For further information on connectivity please contacr Aimee on aimee.stretton@true-colours.net or call 01252 749976

 

 

Charlie joins Jenny Hicks as Internal Streaming Media support, supporting Jenny with the following brands: BrightSign, Cabletime, Evoko, Exterity, Signagelive and VBrick. To contact Charlie email: charlie.oakley@true-colours.net or call 01252 749975


All Things New Southern Showcase
Date News
3/6/13

Join us at our All Things New Showcase displaying New Collaborations, New Divisions, New Vendors and New Products.

As well as a delicious Hog Roast!

When: Wednesday June 26th

Where: True Colours Distribution, Technology House, 10 Pinehill Road, Crowthorne, Berkshire, RG45 7JD

Time: Open House between 10am - 4pm, trade pricing will not be displayed so please bring along your customers.

REGISTER HERE

NEC Showcase 2013
Date News
26/03/2013

NEC Solutions Showcase 2013

Collaborating with technology to create solutions, the NEC Solutions Showcase is dedicated to presenting the latest advances in display technology across key vertical sectors. Creating a unique environment to nurture innovation, the well proven Showcase format delivers a forum for end users, value add integrators and solutions providers to drive the AV industry to meet even greater challenges and aspirations

Reserve your FREE place at the Display Solutions Event of the year. Places are limited on the day so please pre-register now

 

True Colours Vendors attending ISE 2013
Date News
16/1/13

The following True Colours vendors will be exhibiting at ISE:

Analogway - 11-F58
AMX - 1-F6, 1-F2
Aten - 11-K58
Atlona - 7-N200
AV Stumpfl - 1-H6
BrightSign - 10-P115, 2-A52
Cabletime Ltd - 4-R36
Calibre UK - 4-U64
DA Lite - 2-C42
DEXON Systems - 3-B84
Draper Inc/Euroscreen - 1-M43
Elite Screens - 6-H132
Euroscreen SRL - 1-M90
Exterity - 11-D72
Signagelive - 10-Q112
TV One - 3-B112
VBrick Systems - 10-P136
Wings Platinum - 1-H2

Click here to view ISE Floor Plan with TCD vendors marked in yellow

 

Midwich Broadcast - Vacancies
Date News
12/12/2012

We have the requirement to fulfil two positions both of which give the successful candidates a fantastic opportunity to be part of something new.

If you are an industry professional and are looking for a change and a great opportunity to use your skills to introduce “broadcast products” to new and developing markets we would very much like to hear from you.

Position : External Technical Sales Specialist

Ideally you will be employed in the Broadcast / Pro-AV industry and have extensive knowledge of the industry and the major manufactures and products within it. (Panasonic broadcast and Black Magic Design would be a distinct advantage). Being a creative thinker with excellent communication and sales skills.

Position : Technical Sales Specialist

Located at True Colours in Crowthorne Berkshire, the position will be for an office based professional with the ability to generate business and build relationships through telephone contact. Ideally you will be employed in the Broadcast / Pro-AV industry and have extensive knowledge of the industry and the major manufactures and products within it.

For more information please contact

TCD Technical Director david.raymen@true-colours.net , 07765255471

Or Group HR manager carla.Shipp@midwich.com , 01379 649319
True Colours Christmas Opening Times
Date News
12/12/12

DEXON Systems announce NEW 4000 Series Image Processor
Date News

11/12/12

 

DEXON systems are proud to announce the launch of the new 4000 series image processor.

DXN-4400 and DXN-44CAT00

Excellent video quality, real time display of input sources and Cat6 technology provide comprehensive solution for any AV display project. Technically, the products replace the DXN-3400 family but provide higher graphics performance, up-to-date technology and multiple extra services. The DXWall software system provides easy-to-use software interfaces and clever solution for any local or remote display wall application.

To learn more about this series please click here


Atlona Win Double at Essential Install Trade Awards
Date News

7/12/12

Essential Install held their Trade Awards at Sandown Park on Wednesday 5th December and it was a brilliant night for Atlona, scooping up two awards!

Fighting off competition Atlona managed to secure the prizes of Manufacturer of the year and Product launch of the year with Wireless HD LinkCast! Atlona & the Midwich Group have put a lot of hard work into this year and these awards have shown our hard work and effort has really paid off! Overall this was the icing on the cake for a very good year for Atlona!

 

 

Technology Showcase 15th November 2012
Date News
12/10/12

Our Technology Showcase is returning once again in November to provide you with unique opportunities and the best technologies available from the Midwich Group.

In the past we have brought you a main feature to each event and this day is no different. The main feature of this event is the launch of our new approach to Digital Signage Solutions as well as bringing you a complete interactive boardroom with Wireless Collaboration presenting tool from Wow Vision.

Features:

Digital Signage Solutions: Signagelive and BrightSign
Wireless Collaboration Presentations: Wow Vision
Command & Control: DEXON, NEC & MidwichSecurity
Image Processing: TV One, Calibre, Samsung
Panasonic Zone

Dont miss out on this brilliant opportunity to view a complete solutions all under one roof!

 

Matthew Webster joins True Colours as Specialist Account Manager
Date News

11/10/12

True Colours are pleased to welcome Matthew Webster on board as Specialist Account Manager.

Matthew brings with him a broad depth of knowledge and over 11 years experience in AV as various sales role as a former reseller. Matthew owned his own AV reseller company for 4 years and understands what our customers are looking for in every requirement.

Iain Campbell, Sales Director at True Colours, comments "Matthews joins True Colours at a very exciting time in a business development role, coming with 11 years of AV experience under his belt. As we continue to accelerate our growth plan into the many vertical markets that Midwich group continue to take us, then we need to continue to invest in our consultative sales approach to meet the demand. Further positions will be announced over the coming months."

To contact Matthew please call: 01252 876300 or email: matthew.webster@true-colours.net

 

New HD Digital Media Distribution Course 10th October
Date News
31/8/12

This one-day intensive workshop has been designed to give you both the knowledge and skills to implement distribution of HDMI enabled devices using HDBaseT . A combination of presentations, collaborative group work and hands on practical sessions, this course is grounded in delivering real-world skills that you can implement immediately on jobs.

Level: Beginner to Intermediate
Duration: 1 Day
Course Fee: £175
Time: 10am - 3pm
When: 10th October

To book a place on this course please click here and email your form to training@true-colours.net

Technology Exposed 2012 19th & 20th September
Date News
31/8/12

 

REGISTER NOW

The UK’s premier showcase for custom installers and resellers. Catering to a wide range of vertical markets including leisure, healthcare and command and control, we bring you a world of technical solutions in AV, print, scanning, auto-ID, security and much more.

New to 2012 - Vertical Solutions Areas - Command & Control, Healthcare and Leisure & Hospitality

This year True Colours has the following vendors exhibiting:

Atlona Technologies
AV Stumpfl
DEXON
Draper
Evoko
Exterity
Magenta Research
Signagelive
TV One
Wings Platinum

Click here to register today. Visit www.technology-exposed.com for further information

Midwich goes live with whichscreens.com
Date News
30/8/12

Midwich adds projector screen finder http://www.whichscreens.com   to its reseller upsell portal family

Click here to find your perfect projection screen

Come and Join us at our next Technology Workshop
Date News
25/5/12

TRUE COLOURS LAUNCHES WITH EVOKO
Date News
14/5/12

Take the hassle out of room booking

Award winning Evoko Room Manager available through True Colours Distribution

True Colours Distribution, the technical division of Midwich, specialising in connectivity solutions for complex AV installations is delighted to announce that it will be distributing the Evoko Room Manager.

Winner of the 2011 iF product design award, the Evoko Room Manager is a hassle-free system for booking meeting rooms. The booking status of a meeting room is made clear on a touch-sensitive screen outside the room, while actions such as extending and cancelling a meeting are made easy. Bookings are made as usual using Outlook, and it is also possible to book spontaneous meetings directly on the touch-sensitive screen.

For the full PR please click here

For further information on Evoko please click here, Alternatively you can contact Neil Wells on 01252 876300 or email neil.wells@true-colours.net

 

 

Success at Education Through Experience
Date News
19/4/12

Our Open Workshop yesterday was a HUGE success! Next workshop will be held on 20th June 2012

See pictures below:

 

NEC Solutions Showcase 25th April 2012
Date News
10/4/12

A unique forum to exchange ideas and experience a vast range of innovative technology solutions, The NEC Solutions Showcase focuses on application rather than product for a truly beneficial experience for integrators and end users. Get hands-on within interactive zones addressing the latest technological solutions for Retail, Transport, DooH, 3D and Leisure, Professional Office and Education environments.

Visit Dexon Systems, Exterity and Wow Vision in the Office of the Future Zone at NEC Showcase, at The O2 10am - 6pm 25th April 2012.

 

Jenny Hicks joins True Colours as Digital Media Sales Specialist
Date News

02/04/12

Responsible for actively promoting Exterity IPTV, VBrick video on demand solutions and WOW wireless classroom solutions, Jenny will be supporting customers on site with demonstrations and at True Colours’ state-of-the-art facility at Crowthorne, Berkshire.

Asked about her new role at True Colours, Jenny commented ‘I have been working in the technology industry for four and a half years, focusing for the last year on interactive products, so I bring with me a breadth of knowledge across education and the NHS.

‘Having spent a lot of time working with end-users, specifically the public sector, it is clear that buyers need to feel that any investment in technology will benefit their business or institution. They put a lot of trust in their resellers and likewise, resellers need assurance that they will have happy customers after any installation. This is vital if they are to confidently suggest a brand, and these three brands can add value to many sectors making this role so exciting.’

Fully aware of the needs of both resellers and end-users, Jenny went on to say ‘My first objective will be to understand the brands beyond their specifications and find ways they can benefit all sectors of end-users.’

Iain Campbell, sales and marketing director at True Colours said ‘Jenny’s appointment is great news for us and our customers who depend on the expert knowledge we bring to the market place. Already leading the way in delivering technical solutions for complex installations the time is right for us to strengthen our position. With her wealth of AV experience particularly in the growing education sector, Jenny will prove to be a major asset and I’m delighted she has joined us.’

Please contact Jenny for any of your Digital Media Requirements on:

Mobile: 07833 092383, Email: jenny.hicks@true-colours.net

 

Education Through Experience
Date News

19/03/2012

True Colours open house events gives you a unique opportunity to see the complete range of products available from True Colours in one day at our informal event.

We will showcase all brands from our image processing, digital media, connectivity, IPTV, control and projection ranges with specialists being on hand to answer any questions you may have. In the past our open house events have been very popular. and have given ,manufacturers an opportunity to showcase new and up and coming products that have been developed.

All open house events will run from 10am till 4pm and they are all on a no booking required basis. All we ask is that you register your interest in the event.

Our demo centre will be split into several sections focused on different areas of audio visual products, so you can pick and choose your zones of interest.

Image Processing: DEXON, TV One, Calibre, and Wings Platinum

Connectivity: Magenta, Gefen and Atlona

Digital Media: DV Signage, Signage Live and Wow Vision

IPTV: Cabletime, Exterity and VBrick

Projection Screens: AV Stumpfl, Draper, EuroScreen and SI

Displays: Panasonic, NEC, Samsung Surface, Philips

Projection: NEC, Panasonic

Audio: TOA

Demonstrations on all products through the day.

Samsung Surface demonstrations at 11am and 2pm

Register here for our open workshop: 18th April

 

Exterity appoints True Colours as distributor for UK
Date News
14/02/12

Exterity, the leading provider of IPTV communication solutions today announces that True Colours, the UK’s leading technical trade only distributor for AV solutions, has been appointed as a distributor for Exterity’s product portfolio in the UK. 

Following the success of the StreamForce partner program throughout 2011, which includes nearly 100 partners, Exterity needed to ensure it had the right distributor in place to service customers effectively. As part of the agreement, True Colours will use its scale, expertise and knowledge of the AV market to provide channel partners with the complete range of Exterity products. This includes Exterity’s AvediaStream Encoder, Transcoder and TVgateway families, the newly launched AvediaServer 4 and the complete range of AvediaPlayer Receivers and desktop clients.

“This is an excellent opportunity for both companies to build successful relationships with new and existing customers, and we look forward to generating significant new business for our resellers through the Midwich group sales teams with the full backing and support of True Colours product specialists,” says Iain Campbell, Sales Director, True Colours. “We are committed to providing excellent customer service and working with Exterity to deliver the StreamForce partner program, thus allowing us to offer resellers an extensive range of products, as well as technical support, ensuring they are able to offer their customers the best possible solution for their needs."

“Exterity prides itself on working with high-calibre partners that deliver future-proofed solutions for customers,” says Colin Farquhar, CEO of Exterity. “Supporting this, True Colours is the natural fit for our distribution strategy, with their proven track record in the space and experience in supplying technical support and products to resellers.

This new distribution relationship enables partners to fully benefit from the high growth IPTV market. Continuing to defy the economic pressures being faced by other industries, Exterity’s IPTV solutions will help maintain strong revenue streams for channel partners.”

Join True Colours at ISE
Date News

17/1/12

True Colours specialist are attending ISE, if you would like to book an appointment with any of them, please contact them on the following details:


Iain Campbell - Sales and Marketing Manager: 07765 255471 - iain.campbell@true-colours.net
Dave Raymen - Technical Director: 07765 255472 - dave.raymen@true-colours.net
Scott Pollard - Key AV Account Manager: 07769 412614 - scott.pollard@true-colours.net
Andrew Rothery - DEXON Product Specialist and support engineer - 07827 851308 - andrew.rothery@true-colours.net
Martin Chambers - Digital Media Technical Specialist - 07766 508512 - martin.chambers@true-colours.net
Raj Mistry - Connectivity Technical Specialist - 07870 559028 - raj.mistry@true-colours.net
Chris Brzostowski - Atlona Technical Specialist - 07827 350837 - chris.brzostowksi@true-colours.net
Neil Wells - Projection Screen Technical Specialist - 07826 945554 - neil.wells@true-colours.net
Alex Moss - Control Technical Specialist - 07824 310310 - alex.moss@true-colours.net
Keith Wyatt - Magenta Technical Specialist - 07833 092383 - keith.wyatt@true-colours.net

Analogway - Booth # 3A112
Atlona Technologies - Booth # 4U63
AV Stumpfl - Booth # 1H17
Cabletime - Booth # 3D106
DEXON - Booth # 3B120
Draper Inc - Booth # 1M22
DV Signage - Booth # 9B138
Elite Screens - Booth # 1P5
Gefen - Booth # 1M63
Kramer Electronics - Booth # 1F18
Magenta Research - Booth # 4U30
SI - Booth # 1N62
SP Controls - Booth # 7V205
TV One - 3C106
VBrick - Booth # 10Q116

 

SP Controls Exhibits at BETT 2012 - Stand Number SN56
Date News

04/01/12

SP Controls has revolutionized classroom presentation and control technology with its new Doceri suite of products. Doceri combines interactive whiteboard functionality with audiovisual control - all from the iPad! These new products allow students with special needs to write on the interactive whiteboard from their seat. The company is based on the belief that simple, intuitive interaction by everyone is both possible and necessary in today's classroom.

BETT is the world’s leading event for educational technology where education professionals can evaluate and purchase a comprehensive range of ICT products and services. From early years to universities, BETT is an indispensable part of the annual knowledge-gathering process, coming at a time when establishments are planning and budgeting for the new school year.

BETT 2012 takes place on 11-14 January 2012, at Olympia in London.

Entry to BETT is free. Register here.

Christmas Greetings from True Colours
Date News
15/12/11

2011 Christmas Opening Times
Date News
28/11/11

Christmas Opening Times

Atlona announces new Academy Training Webinars
Date News
16/11/11

Atlona are excited to announce their new online training programmer, Atlona Academy, Tuesday 29th November and Wednesday 30th November

It's a great way for you to obtain valuable training on the latest Atlona technological audio/video advances and products.

To find out more click here!

Midwich wins Distributor of the year at the 12th Annual AV Awards
Date News
13/10/11

Midwich celebrated its excellence in the AV distribution industry by receiving, for the fifth time, the AV Award for Distributor of the Year.

The industry leader, based in Diss, Norfolk, puts its success down to a range of factors. Since last winning AV Distributor of the Year, Midwich has invested heavily in staff, infrastructure, and solution led selling.

True Colours Exhibits at xSolutions 19th - 20th October 2011
Date News
04/10/2011

xSolutions is for professionals who sell, install, purchase or have responsibility for the day-to-day running of audio and video communication technologies within commercial facilities.

It will provide the opportunity for you to immerse yourself in the latest AV technology and solutions based offerings - as a specific product, part of an individual system or as part of a complete building systems solution. xSolutions will provide an unprecedented focus on business communication technology within UK and Ireland.

Why should you visit xSolutions?

Communications whether delivering or sharing information, selling product, or protecting at work, rest and play, are dependent on audio, video and IT networking technologies.

You should attend if you are a dealer, VAR, integrator, contractor, installer, consultant or specifier and are looking to implement new solutions to your business proposition.

xSolutions is the event for you if you work within an Enterprise or SMB, an institution, government or educational establishment and looking for first hand information and knowledge that will strengthen your operation.

> See a wide array of cutting edge technology
> Discover practical solutions that will make a difference
> Revolutionise the way you work
> Gain valuable insight from expert speakers

True Colours will be exhibiting on Stand B30 with Atlona Technologies, Cabletime, DEXON, Magenta Research, NEC. Peerless, TV One and VBrick

xSolutions Floor Plan

 

For further information on this even please contact our Technology Specialists on 01252 876300

 

New Products available at True Colours
Date News

27/09/11

 

 

 

True Colours welcomes new and exciting products into Q4

Wow Vision, a manufacturer of wireless collaborative presentation solutions ideal for learning, training and education environments

DV signage the most user friendly browser controlled signage solution we have seen. This competitively priced solution is feature rich and can be installed as a one payment only intranet or monthly web hosted configurations.

For further information on either of these product solutions please contact Martin Chambers, Digital Media Technology Specialist, 01252 876300 or email martin.chambers@true-colours.net

Keith Wyatt joins True Colours as Magenta Research Technology Specialist
Date News

01/09/11

Keith Wyatt joins True Colours the Technical division of the Midwich Group as Technology Sales Specialist for Magenta Research.

Keith’s responsibilities are to manage the growth and continued business for the Magenta Research product range. Keith has a background of Technical Sales and Sales Support within the AV industry and specialises within Cat 5 distribution having joined us after 5 years with Smart-e. With Magenta Research being the recognised industry leader in AV signal management over Cat 5 and fibre we are able to provide solutions to suit every application.

To contact Keith please call 01252 876300 or email keith.wyatt@true-colours.net

Join True Colours at Technology Exposed 21st - 22nd September 2011
Date News
22/07/2011

Why should you join us?

• Bring your customers along... There will be no trade pricing, so why not bring your end users along too?
• A chance to discuss your needs direct with our manufacturers... See their products side by side in just one day.
• Discover new opportunities to grow your business and margins... Source new product and market opportunities from our specialist partners.
• Meet our dedicated and experienced team... Put a face to a name - we’d love to talk to you.
• Watch out for UK first showings... Your chance to be the first to see the newest technologies.

 

 

New Staff join True Colours Distribution Ltd
Date News

19/07/11

Raj Mistry joins True Colours the Technical division of the Midwich Group as Technology Sales Specialist for Connectivity, Raj’s responsibilities are to manage the growth and continued business for our Magenta, Atlona, Gefen and CSI product lines. Raj’s background stems from Project Management and technical sales in AV integrators and joins us from Smart e. To contact Raj please email raj.mistry@true-colours.net

 

Also joining the team is Andy Ford who will be working with our education customers working on the tenders operating in the Academy and higher education space, Andy’s background is fourteen years account management within the IT reseller space at Midwich. To contact Andy please email andy.ford@true-colours.net

 

True Colours joins Atlona Technologies at Home Technology Event 2011
Date News
15/06/11

The Home Technology Event is the only dedicated product and training event for smart home innovations. The trade event showcases an ever growing portfolio of products and services for designers, installers, integrators and specifiers of electronic systems in the home.

Featuring the latest innovations and technologies in home cinema, audio-video solutions, lighting control, structured wiring, HVAC control, blind and security systems plus the most diverse education and conference programme the industry has to offer.

For the first time Atlona Technologies will be exhibiting at Home Technology Event, CEDIA UK, at London EXCEL

Floor Plan

To register for this event please click here

To book appointments with our Atlona Technology Specialist please email Chris Brzostowski: chris@true-colours.net or our Connectivity Technology Specialist jin.khanghura@true-colours.net

 

 

Vendors Exhibiting at Screen Media Expo 2011
Date News
11/05/11

For the 6th year, Screenmedia expo is proud host two days of thought provoking learning programmes, cutting-edge conferences, hightech showcases and an abundance of networking opportunities. Over 4,000 visitors are expected to attend, explore, learn, share
and trade on all matters relating to the high growth sector that is Digital Place-Based Media.

This year 3 of our vendors will be exhibiting at Screenmedia Expo, see contact details below to book meetings:

Digital View- Stand E19 - To book a meeting with our Digital Media Specialist email marc.thrush@true-colours.net

dZine - Stand C9 - To book a meeting with our Digital Media Specialist email marc.thrush@true-colours.net

Magenta Research - Stand E19 - To book a meeting with our Connectivity Technology Specialist please email jin.khangura@true-colours.net

Floor Plan

True Colours May & June Training Dates
Date News
09/05/2011

Training Overviews and Events at True Colours for May and June 2011

10th May - True Training - Configuring and Managing a Digital Signage Network with dzine

12th May - True Colours hosts an event for Atlona Technologies

3rd June - True Training Projection Screens plus lifts Overview

10th June - True Training - Introduction to a Vbrick Solution

14th June - Installing and Configuring a DEXON Multi Image Processor

17th June - True Training Digital Signage Overview

22nd June - True Training Connectivity Overview

 

True Colours Scale Mount Snowdon for Charity
Date News
11/04/10

A ten-strong team of climbers tackled the infamous Snowdon Horseshoe - a route that includes Crib Goch, a notorious ‘knife edge’ ridge that requires experience of scrambling and a good head for heights.

Speaking after the climb, Iain Campbell, sales and marketing director, said: "The event was great fun and the weather conditions were absolutely perfect. It was a formidable challenge but we managed to scale four peaks in seven hours, including the summit of Snowdon, and raised around £1,500 for the Rainbow Trust children’s charity. I’m really proud of my team and we would like to thank everybody that sponsored us.”

TCD Charity Climb PR

 

Chris Brzostowski Joins True Colours as Atlona Technology Specialist
Date News

04/04/11

Chris Brzostowski has joined True Colours as the new Atlona Technology Specialist. Chris has joined us from a sales background and is very keen to start promoting the new product range. Chris will be working closely with Jin Khangura, Connectivity Technology Specialist to help with Atlona enquiries.

Contact details:

Tel: 01252 876300
Email: chris@true-colours.net

True Colours Distribution Now Offering Atlona Digital Connectivity Solutions .
Date News

04/04/11

True Colours will be distributing all three of Atlona’s product ranges, which were segmented into separate categories to better serve the A/V market and cater to specific audience needs: Atlona Signature (professional and commercial), Atlona Si (system integrator), and Atlona CE (consumer electronics).

Atlona offers cutting edge connectivity solutions and their comprehensive portfolio of products includes cables, adapters/connectors, accessories, switchers, amplifiers/spliters, extenders, converters/scalers, wireless products, signal generators and displays designed to meet a range of needs from entry level to high end installation.

Atlona PR

 

True Colours are Climbing Snowdon!
Date News

18/02/2011

The True Colours team will be climbing Snowdon in April.

We are a bunch of non-hill walkers or climbers so this is a real challenge for us, and one that we are all looking forward to completing, so that we can get back to what we do best, drinking in the bar!

The route for the climb is not just a straight forward up/down normally takes 3.5hrs

What we plan to do with a local guide is called the Horseshoe route and encompasses a longer up and down route with Snowdon in the middle, more info on the Horseshoe http://www.trekkingbritain.com/snowdonthehorseshoe.htm as you will notice part of the route encompasses something called the Knife Edge this is the part that makes the challenge stand out from a straight up/down.

And you guessed it we are raising money for charity the chosen one being, The Rainbow Trust a children’s charity more info on their site http://www.rainbowtrust.org.uk/ ,

If you would like to sponsor the True Colours Team please place a donation at http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=tcdclimbers&isTeam=true

Thank You for your continued support

True Colours Team

True Colours to host Reseller demo day to showcase InFocus Pro-Av Projectors
Date News

AV distributor True Colours is hosting an open reseller demonstration day in conjunction with Midwich to showcase the new range of pro-av projectors from InFocus.

InFocus product director, Ben Joy, and UK country manager, Mark Harris, will introduce two new DLP projectors and three new LCD models at True Colours demonstration facility in Berkshire. The new product range offers resolutions up to WUXGA and has a filter-free design to lower the total cost of ownership. The DLP units are designed for 24/7 operation and are covered by a 5-year hardware warranty.

The open day will be held on the 10th February at True Colours demonstration facility in Berkshire. To register, e-mail your details to training@true-colours.net or call True Colours Distribution directly on 01252 876300.

Infocus Day PDF

True Colours have Moved!
Date News
20/1/11

True Colours have moved offices

 

 

Join True Colours at ISE - Booth # 11I76
Date News
20/01/11

True Colours will be exhibiting as part of the Midwich Group for the first time at ISE 2011, contact a True Colours representative to organise a meeting at our stand.

Iain Campbell - Sales and Marketing Director - 07765 255471
David Raymen - Technicall Director - 07765 255472
Jin Khangura - Connectivity Technology Specialist - 07870 559028
Alex Moss - Control Technology Specialist - 07824 310310
Neil Wells - Projection Screen Technology Specialist - 07826 945554
Andrew Rothery - Dexon Technology Specialist - 07827 851308
Martin Chambers - Technical Support Manager - 07766 508512
Scott Pollard - Key AV Account Manager - 07739 412614
Mike Fry - IT Account Manager - 07920 848484

Please Click here to view ISE Floor Plan

Join True Colours at ISE 1-3 February 2011, RAI, Amsterdam

Date News
12/1/11

Integrated Systems Europe is the number one show in Europe for Professional AV and Electronic System Integrators.

True Colours will have on show our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the latest products that our manufacturing partners are exhibiting at the show.

Vendors Exhibiting this year:

Analogway - Booth # 3D100

AV Stumpfl - Booth # 1H17

Cabletime - Booth # 3D92

Communication Spceialites (CSI) - Booth # 1F121

Dexon Systems - Booth # 11I37

Draper Inc. - Booth # 1F40

dZine - Booth # 1K6

Gefen - Booth # 1F76 & #2A50

Kramer Electronics # 1F18

Magenta Research - Booth # 1L114

Midwich - Booth # 11I76

Radvision - Booth # 10K141

Roland Systems - Booth # 1F124

RTI - Booth # 4O52

TV One - Booth # 3B88

VBrick Systems - Booth # 10L148

Please Click here to view ISE Floor Plan

Register free for the show using True Colours invitation code: 837972 To use this code, please visit www.iseurope.org and select the register now, once prompted enter the above code.

If you would like to pre-arrange a meeting with a True Colours representative, please contact us on 01252 876300 or sales@true-colours.net

True Colours Exhibiting at BETT 2011 with SP Controls - visit us at stand W35
Date News
16/12/10

Weather and Delivery Update
Date News
16/12/10

Today the Met Office has issued a warning about the severe weather conditions that the UK is about to face. Here at True Colours we wanted to warn you about these conditions and inform you that your deliveries may be delayed as a result. Please be aware that we will do our utmost to ensure your goods are delivered as quickly as possible.


To avoid disappointment we recommend that you place your order as soon as possible.


"Forecasters at the Met Office are predicting the risk of widespread icy conditions and heavy snow bringing the potential for travel disruption later this week" 14th December 2010.

http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/news/releases/archive/2010/arctic-blast

True Colours announces new vendor Roland System at open workshop in 8th December 2010
Date News
18/11/10

Click the image to register to see the new Roland V-1600HD seamless switcher on the 8th of December

The UK’s leading technical distributor continues to grow rapidly and has two great employment opportunities available now.
Date News

01/11/10

True Colours has two great opportunties within the UK audio visual market.

Control Technology Specialist looking after the RTi, Kramer, TV One and SP Control brands. Further information and all enquiries , CV's sent to Iain Campbell - Position has now been filled

Internal Account manager within our Pro AV team, manage, grow and maintain accounts. Further information and all enquiries , CV's sent to Iain Campbell - Position has now been filled

Magenta Research voted joint winner for "Systems product of the year" at the AV Awards with the Voyager product range.
Date News

08/10/10

Magenta Research is voted joint winner for the"Systems Product of the Year" at this years AV Awards held in London.

The Voyager Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform is an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers. When combined together, these components enable any end to end configuration for distribution of uncompressed video, audio, RS-232, IR and USB signals over fiber.

Further information can be found at Magenta Research, and is sold exclusively in the UK by True Colours, to arrange a demonstration please call True Colours on 01252 876300.

Congratulations Magenta from all at True Colours

SP Controls adds new Doceri Software for teachers and trainers, visit the Bett Show stand W35 to see the UK launch
Date News

06/10/10

SP Controls has launched there new software through Apple™ using the iPad™, controlling via SP Controls NRC Room Controller.

Doceri is a scalable suite of products that allows a teacher or presenter to control a computer's desktop, to control audiovisual technology, and to annotate any presentation in real time – all through the Apple™ iPad™. Doceri is an intuitive interface that can replace interactive whiteboards and expensive AV touch panels.

Available in Fourth Quarter, 2010, in several packages

For Further information please click here

SP Controls Launch new Room Touch for iPad™
Date News

06/10/10

RoomTouch provides a simple, intuitive control interface for the SP Controls Networked Room Controller (PX2-NRC-1142 or PX2-NRC-2242AL, required). The iPad becomes your wireless touch screen interface for controlling projectors, receivers, media players, and other audiovisual technology in classrooms, boardrooms, or any environment that requires AV control. Eliminate the hassles that come with a pile of remote controls with this powerful solution. SP Controls' RoomTouch helps you keep your mind off the remote, and on your presentation.

Any number of rooms can be easily added to RoomTouch, allowing users to control presentation technology anywhere in your facility with a single, simple interface. Each room requires one NRC with a wired Ethernet connection.

Download now from the Apple App Store

Come see True Colours at Technology Exposed 15th-16th of September at Ascot Racecourse
Date News

27/07/10

Why should you join us?

• Meet our dedicated and experienced team… Put a face to a name – we’d love to talk to you.

A chance to discuss your needs direct with our manufacturers… See their products side by side in just one day.

• Watch out for UK first showings… Your chance to be the first to see the newest technologies.

Seminars… Gain an insight at our seminars, including market intelligence speakers from FutureSource Consulting and Context Data on the future of the AV, Print and Imaging markets.

• Discover new opportunities to grow your business and margins… Source new product and market opportunities from our specialist partners.

• Bring your customers along… There will be no trade pricing, so why not bring your end users along too?

Register online today to secure your entry

 

Magenta launch Voyager
Date News
08/06/10

Voyager: Fiber Optic  AV Distribution Platform

Magenta’s Voyager Fiber Optic Signal Distribution Platform is an interoperable set of transmitters, receivers, distribution amplifiers and matrix switchers. When combined together, these components enable any end to end configuration for distribution of uncompressed video, audio, RS-232, IR and USB signals over fiber.

Mix and match numerous video formats with auto format conversion

Integrate multiple signal types including video, audio, serial, USB and IR

Configure, interchange or upgrade video & auxiliary signal types in the field

Cost effectively extend all signals over industry standard fiber

Mix and “manage” protected vs. unprotected content (HDCP)

Adapt AV performance on a per source and per display basis

Voyager Brochure

True Colours demonstrate Dexon image-processors at NEC Showcase on April 22nd at the BBC
Date News
30/03/10

Register to visit us at NEC Showcase

Come visit True Colours at Screen Expo 2010 at Earls Court stand F9
Date News
26/03/10

Europe’s biggest digital signage and DOOH media event is back for 2010. Renamed ‘Screen Media Expo Europe’ to reflect its engagement with the media, marketing and advertising communities, the show has also refined its conference and learning programme to attract an even greater audience of screen-media users and providers from around the world.

Visit us on stand F9 and some of the vendors we represent Magenta and DigitaVIEW, dZine and Conrac will also be in attendance.

Register today to see the latest Digital Signage technology

Join True Colours at ISE 2-4 February 2010, RAI, Amsterdam
Date News

Integrated Systems Europe is the number one show in Europe for Professional AV and Electronic System Integrators.

True Colours will have on show our highly experienced and knowledgeable staff to guide you through the latest products that our manufacturing partners are exhibiting at the show.

Please download our pdf floor plan of ISE 2010 highlighting the industry leading vendors and contact details of True Colours staff at the show.

Register free for the show using True Colours invitation code: 705093 To use this code, please visit www.iseurope.org and select the register now, once prompted enter the above code.

If you would like to pre-arrange a meetin with a True Colours representative, please contact us on 01252 876300 or sales@true-colours.net

New Digital View product guide
Date News

Digital View launch new product guide to Digital Signage and control.

For full details download the guide here 4Mb

Interactive Video flyer with touch screen and bar code

New Analog Way offers to celebrate 10 years of distribution
Date News

11/11/09

True Colours is pleased to announce a special offer on all new products for Q4 2009, this offer ends 23rd Dec 2009.

Buy any of the products listed below and get 60 days credit including 30 days to evaluate the product, when we receive a purchase order for the following products at the trade price.

Diventix II - Diventix II PDF

Opus and Opus LE - Opus PDF - Opus LE PDF

Pulse and Pulse LE - Pulse PDF - Pulse LE PDF

Smart Vu and Smart Vu LE - Smart Vu PDF - Smart Vu LE PDF

If you would like to take us up on this fantastic introductory offer on the 7 new products launched by Analog Way please contact the office today on 01252 876300

The UK’s leading technical distributor continues to grow rapidly and has four great employment opportunities available now.

Date News

16/11/09

 

Positions for Internal Account Managers have now been filled.

Re-Seller Showcase Success
Date News
19/09/09

On Tuesday 15th September Midwich and True Colours hosted a digital signage event at Towcester racecourse. This was the perfect opportunity for all customers to discover more about this growing market place and not only see products but to gain more knowledge about the software solutions  and attend training seminars. We would like to thank all of you who attended this event, and if any of you missed out on this opportunity then look out for future events.

Key benefits of the day included, demonstrations of dZine signage players, Conrac thin bezel full HD and Conrac Tru-Media embedded screens, Cabletime IP streaming solutions and Magenta last mile catx coonectivity solutions. Full seminars were completed by dZine and Magenta Research, if you would like to know more about these opportunities then contact our sales specialists on 01379 649200.

Q-lite LED screen on demonstration at the reseller showcase, Full Q-lite indoor and outdoor LED screens are now available from True Colours exclusively in the UK.

One customer who found this event particularly useful was Shane Griffiths from reseller XMA Ltd:

“Just to let you know how well worthwhile I thought the digital signage event was last week. I came away with a brain full of information, a belly full of pork and coffee, many new friends business cards. Thanks for the invite and as always, looking forward to the next one.”

True Colours Distribution announces digital signage deal with Digital View
Date News

20/09/09

Premium HD Media Player. The ViewStream 500 Full HD 1080P with digital audio. Built to serve retail and museum needs

True Colours Distribution has announced a distribution partnership with Digital View, the company behind the 'ViewStream' brand of solid-state media players.

 

Digital View media players deliver full screen media and are updated by physical insertion of a CF card or USB stick. This is suitable for projects that do not require frequent content changes and are not budget reliant on IT infrastructure and technical support.

Dave Raymen, technical director at True Colours commented, 'The term digital signage is usually associated with a screen that displays a combination of live video, static advertisements, tickers and RSS feeds. However, in reality, digital signage can often be more refined and focused with single, full-screen content. Traditional print media and video commercials are not split into multiple information areas because the main message becomes diluted.'


There are two product sets; The VS range of external small format player can sit on the back of any display and support resolution formats up to and including HD. The ‘video flyer' incorporates a display screen with the option of touch screen functionality. A common software programme, DV studio, is included to allow the creation of simple timing schedules and touch screen programming. There is also an external button interface which allows content to be recalled from any external button or contact closure trigger. Control via RS232 is also possible.

Digital View being aimed at applications such as poster style advertisements, point of sale applications, retail branding and visitor centres. It is also suitable for end user applications that require content to be triggered via a switch, light sensor or PIR motion detector. Full PR

Digital View Products

Digital View Application Gallery

True Colours and Midwich host Reseller Signage Showcase
Date News
17/08/09

Find out how you can benefit from our Reseller Signage Showcase

We would like to invite you to our Reseller Signage Showcase at Towcester Racecourse, Northampton, on Tuesday 15th September 2009 between 10am and 4pm.

Midwich and True Colours have joined forces to stage this FREE one-day, trade only, signage event for resellers and integrators. The ‘Reseller Signage Showcase’ will feature signage products and solutions from leading manufacturers from both distributors.

Click here to register

Hi-Technology open house event 12th and 13th of August 09
Date News
08/07/09

True Colours Training

Hi-Technology 09 is an open house event held by True Colours for 2 days in August this year to showcase the latest AV products. This year sees the launch of some new projectors, switcher's and control solutions from some of the leading manufacturers in the AV industry.

Event:: Hi-Technology Open house 09

Date: 12th – 13th August 09

Location: Future Technologies Suites, True Colours Distribution, Yateley, Hampshire, GU46 6GA.

Time: 9.30am – 4.30pm daily.

To register for the event please download the full e-shot and follow the link

PRODUCTS ON SHOW THIS YEAR:

Panasonic 12K and 6K DLP Projectors, and 103" Plasma

Sanyo 1st 6.5K DLP Projector

Analog Way New Seamless Switcher's and Control Desk

InFocus new WUXGA, 7000 Lumens DLP projector at a price point you will not believe!

Samsung ID Wall

Magenta HDMI Matrix Switcher and new range of cost effective CAT5 solutions

NEC Displays

Control Systems from RTi and Sp Controls Network Room Controller

Digital Signage from dZine and Conrac tough displays

AV Stumpfl projection screens designed for the rental market

Download the full Hi-Technology E-Shot and register for the event here

Magenta launch Cyan range of entry level UTP solutions and new digital matrix switchers.
Date News

17/06/09

Orlando, Florida, June 16, 2009 – Magenta Research, a leader in video, audio and control signal distribution over UTP cable and fiber, has announced the expansion of their Cyan by Magenta product line with the addition of the Cyan EVA and EVS series.

Launched in April 2009, Cyan by Magenta is a series of value priced products targeted for use in digital signage applications with shorter cable runs and smaller distribution footprints. The new Cyan EVA series supports VGA and stereo audio and offers a variety of transmitters and receivers to enable point-to-point and numerous point-to-multi-point configurations. The EVS series includes a transmitter receiver pair for extension of VGA and duplex serial signals for display control and remote touch screen applications.

“It’s a simple case of continuing to respond to definable demand for high performance, shorter run products to be used in educational, residential, retail and corporate digital signage applications,” stated Magenta President Bob Michaels. “The Cyan by Magenta lineup now features even more products that exhibit extraordinary performance.”

The Cyan EVA series includes two port and four port transmitters and two daisy chain capable receiver types supporting 1920x1080 resolution at 328ft/100m and 500ft/152m respectively. The Cyan EVS is a transmitter receiver kit supporting 1920x1080 @ 500ft.

The Cyan by Magenta product range now features the following products:

·    Cyan EVA Series for VGA & Audio:  1920x1080 @ 500 ft/152m
·    Cyan EVS Extension kit for VGA & RS-232: 1920x1080 @ 500 ft/152m
·    Cyan VGA Extension kit for VGA: 1600 x 1200 @ 250ft / 76m
·    Cyan YUV Extension kit for YUV: 1080p @ 328ft/100m
·    Cyan HDMI Extension kit for HDMI Video/Audio: 1080p @ 100ft/30m, 1080i/720p @ 150ft/45m
·    Cyan Stereo Extension kit for Stereo Audio: 2000ft/609m
·    Cyan DVI TX4 Series for DVI distribution: 1080p @ 100ft/30m, 1080i/720p @ 150ft/45m

Analog Way show two new products at Infocomm
Date News

17/06/09

Two new Analog Way products were announced at Infocomm and will have their first UK showing at True Colours Rental day's on the 12th and 13th of August.

Further product information.

Analog Way Press Release below:

Analog Way announces the Opus, its brand new Multi Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Seamless Switcher with 3 Scalers!

Analog Way announces the ORCHESTRA, its new powerful remote controller

Kramer now available at True Colours
Date News

01/06/09

The full portfolio of Kramer products is now available through True Colours Distribution. The product line includes:

    Distribution Amplifiers (Composite, Component, Computer, SDI, HD-SDI, Dual Link, HDMI, DVI).
  • Switchers (Composite, Component, Computer, SDI, HD-SDI, Dual Link, HDMI, DVI).
  • Control Systems
  • Format Converters
  • Room Connectivity

With over 1000 product sku's, the pricelist is a valuable and informative tool e-mail us to get your latest KRAMER pricelist.

True Colours new product guide
Date News
10/04/09

We have launched our new product guide. Inside, you will find a wealth of products and solutions that will help to make your AV integration and Digital Signage installations run more smoothly than ever before. You will notice that we have omitted any pricing from this guide. There are two reasons for this: firstly, so that you can use this guide as a tool to position our products to your customers, and secondly, to make sure that you receive the best trade pricing on request ina competitive market where pricing fluctuations can be the difference between winning and losing a project.

 

Electrosonic products now available from True Colours
Date News

09/04/09

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True Colours Distribution has been appointed as the UK distributor for Electrosonic Products Division. This deal follows the news two weeks ago that Electrosonic was to restructure its business by separating the products division from its a-v systems integration business.

We will work with the newly formed products division to sell Electrosonic's range of HD media players, multi-image display processors and video and graphics over IP encoders and decoders.

Download the full Press Release

Electrosonic product information

Screen Media 2009 success for True Colours
Date News

09/04/09

Thank you to all those that attended the Screen Expo show and more importantly those that visited the True Colours booth. We had a steady stream of customers over both days with some seriously busy times, hopefully we did not miss you.

On stand we had our main connectivity brands including, Cabletime IP Streaming, Avocent Wireless HD technologies, Magenta CAT5 connectivity and Tru Media audience measurement, we also demonstrated our signage solutions from dZine and Conrac.

Thanks from the True Colours Team.

 

New dZine DISplayer lite 7
Date News
09/02/09

The 7 inch is a small display, designed for specific applications demanding less complicated content.

The DISplayer Lite 7 is suitable for two large markets; the hospitality sector and the retail sector.

This is again an extraordinary feat of technology, combining digital signage
with the scheduling and booking of rooms or shelf advertisement. Everything is based on the Page Editor and the backbone of the system, the IDS Server.

The DISplayer Lite 7, a small display with the possibility of providing a large range of information.

Further Information

dZine announce DISplayer Lite
Date News
09/02/09

dZine

dZine has added the Lite version to its DISplayer product range, a compact entry level player for digital signage applications.

DISplayer Lite has been developed to meet the growing requirements for low power consumption and small size without compromising the quality of the content being displayed. Whether it is used in the hospitality, airports, cinema’s , banks, companies, retail, public spaces or public transports, the ‘Lite’ version of the DISplayer can perfectly fit in any market. Static content (text and images) as well as small animations can easily be handled by the DISplayer Lite.

DISplayer Lite is a reliable and solid tool for content playback on any type of commercial available display technology being LCD, plasma, projectors up to LED. DISplayer Lite follows all the unique features of the DISplayer product range, 24/7 guarantee, network security risk free and the highest uptimes known in the market.

DISplayer Lite has a unique cost/quality ratio making it the perfect choice for a wide range of professional applications.

Further information

Visit us at Screen Media expo 2009 europes no1 digital signage show
Date News

23/01/09

Europe’s biggest digital signage and DOOH media event is back for 2009. Renamed ‘Screen Media Expo Europe’ to reflect its engagement with the media, marketing and advertising communities, the show has also refined its conference and learning programme to attract an even greater audience of screen-media users and providers from around the world.

Visit us on stand B01 and some of the vendors we represent dZine, Cabletime, TruMedia, Magenta, iCalm, SSE.

Register for Screen Media

True Colours to show digital signage at EventTech Scotland
Date News

23/01/09

evenTech Scotland has been designed to allow buyers, specifiers and decision makers involved in the purchase, specification or rental of professional sound, lighting and audio visual products and services for the entertainment and installation sectors a chance to see the latest technologies and solutions by bringing them direct to Scotland.

On hand from True Colours will be Craig Rossiter and Scottish account manager and our disgital signage specialist.

Register for EvenTech 2009 Scotland

Register for our group AV Innovation event
Date News
23/01/09

Midwich Group will be hosting an AV innovations event at Ascot Racecourse on the 18th and 19th February to showcase the very latest solutions from the world’s biggest and best AV brands.
True Colours will be exhibiting and demonstrating the latest Digital Signage Technology.


Darren Lewitt, divisional director at Midwich, said: “The event will bring together all the latest innovations, many of which will be on show in the UK for the first time. As Midwich is the only distributor that represents all the leading Japanese and Korean brands, we wanted to give our resellers the chance to evaluate our new audio visual solutions side-by-side in one location. We will not be publishing any trade pricing at the event so resellers can bring their clients with them, and it is a great opportunity to discuss product and channel strategies with our vendors. Any requests for meetings with Midwich or our vendor partners should be made in advance, as spaces are limited."
For more information or to register for this new audiovisual event,

dZine Stand at ISE 09
Date News

07/01/09

It’s only a few weeks now until ISE.

Here’s dZine’s Stand - note the different themes; meeting room, shelf advertisement, matrix signage etc. etc.

dZine can be found on stand 11G 82

To arrange a meeting with TCD sales staff on the dZine stand please e-mail.

Come join True Colours manufacturers @ ISE 3rd - 5th of February 2009
Date News

18/12/08

Europe’s No.1 event for the professional AV and electronic systems industry will return to the Amsterdam RAI Centre on 3–5 February 2009.

The 2008 show drew more than 22,000 attendees and 484 exhibiting companies, showcasing the very latest technologies for commercial and residential systems integration.

So why not let us introduce you to our vendors and be the first to find out what is new and coming in 2009.

True Colours will have a team of 9 sales specialist available for appointments, If you wish to arrange a meeting please e-mail our sales team.

To register for the show go to www.iseurope.org and use our entry code 707235

Attached is a PDF map of the ISE 2009 show with True Colours vendors highlighted.

HDMI signal distribution over a single UTP cable with Obonok Technologies.
Date News

08/12/08

The new range of connectivity solutions from Obonok Technologies, referred to as the Blu-Wire Series, is the result of extensive research and development. The Blu-Wire Series is unique in its ability to connect a High-Definition source, such as a Blu-Ray disc player, to hundreds of High-Definition displays within a 350-meter radius, using only singular CatX (network-type) cables. Blu-Wire can extend 1080p with HDCP to 50 meters (164 feet).

Benefits of the Blu-Wire Series:

A single UTP cable carries all signals, including HDCP (conventional products need to use two cables; one shielded).

Fully supports 1080p / 1080i / 720p plus the HDCP content-protection protocol.

HDMI + HDCP may be distributed to hundreds of displays out to 650 ft. (1080p) or 2000 ft. (1080i) from the source. This is by far the longest extension distance available over CatX.

Proprietary, patent-pending technologies.

Automatic signal EQ (equalisation) regardless of cable distance. No adjustments needed at transmitter or receiver.

Not sensitive to electronic interference.

View Press Release

Craig Rossiter Joins TCD to develop business in Scotland
Date News

24/11/08

Craig Rossiter joined True Colours in October and will be managing and developing business with all our Scottish customers. Craig joins us from reseller AD Tech where he specialized in digital signage so naturally will be keen to develop True Colours signage vendors.

Craig’s mobile 07807 394655 craigr@true-colours.net

We will be holding a Tcd open day in the end of feb to introduce new Scottish resellers to TCD products.

Samsung incorporates TruMedia
Date News

21/11/08

Samsung integrates TruMedia into MagicInfo

TruMedia Technologies, has announced the signing of a partnership agreement with Samsung Electronics Corporation. Under this agreement TruMedia's iCapture PROactive Merchandising (PROM) system for digital screens has been integrated into and will be sold together with Samsung's MagicInfo player enabled CX Series of professional large format displays.

In addition to software integration, Samsung is licensed to manufacture TruMedia's iCapture AlliO Hardware, an all-in-one sensor and video processing device, which Samsung will only market with its PROM enabled screens. iCapture AlliO will also be available for purchase via True Colours Distribution.

View Press Release (TruMedia) - View Press Release (AV Interactive)

iCalmNET services for dZine digital signage solution now available.
Date News
24/10/08

True Colours have linked up with iCalmNET to offer a monthly service for delivering and managing content for dZine hardware solutions.

iCalm is the ultimate digital signage service company to maintain and manage content delivery to your network of dZine players. If you do not have the resource or need to take the headache away from creating scheduling and delivering your content to your screen network. Then iCalmNET is for you, for a monthly service fee iCalm will deliver and manage your dzine digital signage system, it includes all the components to:

Content Scheduling and content distribution tools

Free online information services for news and weather

web based user interface for the non-expert users to change content on the screens

hosting of the iCalm server at the iCalm datacenter facilities

user management to define who can control which screens and what content

real time monitoring of the digital signage installation at the customers site

(7Mb) download iCalmNET services iCalmNET Press Release

Call True Colours on 01252 876300 for further information on iCalmNET

RTi Control Systems shipping now from True Colours
Date News

01/10/08

True Colours are ready to ship from today RTi product to the commercial market. This new distribution agreement fills a gap in our current control portfolio, and with our product specialist and technical support staff already trained and demo product available we are ready to start specifying and selling for your next control system installation.

For further product information on RTi

To download the RTi and True Colours press release

Samsung ID (Interlocking Display) available at True Colours Distribution.
Date News
04/08/08

Samsung's ID (Interlocking Display) solution will be distributed by True Colours.

Described as “like building with Lego” – Set to revolutionise the digital signage and rental/events markets.

Simple to install - Build your wall in under 1 hour

Ease of use - Drop and drag control to any screen variation from just 1 PC source

further information

 

TruMedia and True Colours join forces.
Date News
31/07/06

True Colours Distribution agrees exclusive UK deal with TruMedia, the leading provider of digital signage measurement solutions

Hampshire, UK, 31st July 2008 – True Colours Distribution, the UK’s leading digital signage distributor, has signed an exclusive deal with out-of-home analytic measurement provider TruMedia.

Further product Information

Download the press release

 

True Colours will be hosting a weeks worth of open house workshops on the 4th to the 8th of August.
Date News
samsung 28/07/08

New products on show will be

DiventiX II multi layer seamless switcher with the Axion Desk controller from Analog Way.

Panasonic Hi resolution PT-DZ12000E 12k 3 chip DLP projector.

Samsung's Matrix ID described as “like building with Lego” – Set to revolutionise the rental/events and digital signage market”

Panasonic 103" plasma

To register for a session please click on either an am or pm session and select a date between the 4th and 8th of August in the mail header.

Am Registration PM Registration

Analog Way announces the Di-VentiX II™, a Multi-Layer Hi-Resolution Mixer Scaler Seamless Switcher with Keying.
Date News

Di-VentiX II™ by Analog Way is a Multi Layer Mixer Scaler Seamless Switcher with Universal Analog and Digital input/output and Full High Resolution Digital Processing. It offers numerous Live effects including Keying and Moving PiP as well as 3 different operation modes: Multi Layer Mixer, Stand alone Embedded Edge Blending and 8 by 2 Seamless Native Matrix.

Further product information

Download the press release

 

Digital Media Partner Programme
Date News
12/06/08

Digital media involves a high level of expertise and consultancy that we have brought together under one roof. With these factors in place we are able to offer you, the reseller, an opportunity to join our digital media partner programme - an industry first - and benefit from our knowledge in this exciting and growing business area.

The partner programme is open to intergrators and resellers that meet a basic level of knowledge within the AV and IT markets.

Become a digital media partner.

Digital Media team launch
Date News

02/06/08

Service Distribution

True Colour Distribution (TCD) is preparing to launch a digital media division.

The new operation, being headed up by Ian Croft, plans to provide a managed service including content creation and delivery.

TCD is working with a design agency to provide a content creation service and it has commissioned iCalm, a dZine partner, to administer its content management and delivdery service,

The idea behind the launch is to offer dealers the opportunity to resell the services in return for a monthly fee.

TCD has also launched its own free guide to digital signage and media distribution please login in to our trade area to view.

(download the full press release)

(download the latest advert)

dZine Digital Signage at True Colours
Date News

27/03/08

True Colours and dZine agree deal for UK. Read the press release for further information.

Go to dZine mini-site

True Colours have dedicated high end projection focus
Date News

14/03/08

The official launch of True Colours new demo suite and high end projector business have come together this month.

Panasonic, Sanyo and Barco officially recognise True Colours as the leaders in the development of sales into the channel for the 5,000 ANSI plus range of DLP and LCD projectors.

Read the press release for information

True Colours launch projection screen business
Date News

18/01/08

 

Hampshire, UK, 18th January 2008– True Colours Distribution (TCD) have launched a focused and managed projection screen business that sees the introduction of two new staff members and three new projection screen manufacturers, to an existing impressive portfolio.

The manufacturer line up at True Colours now includes AV Stumpfl, Da-Lite, DNP, EuroScreen and SI, all of which will be stocked products which will allow resellers to get a projection screen fix for most AV applications and installations for next day delivery.

Read the Press Release

 

True Colours achieves Industry Certification
Date News

08/01/08

England January 8th, 2008 – True Colours Distribution has qualified as an InfoComm International Silver Certified AudioVisual Solutions Provider (CAVSP). This designation recognises that 50 percent of the regional office’s sales, customer service and technical staff have achieved and maintained individual InfoComm Certification.

Iain Campbell, Sales and Marketing Director at True Colours, said: “We have all been working hard towards the silver status and it has now paid off, with 50% of our sales staff including both the directors having completed their Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) qualification. We will continue to strive towards gold status training all new sales and customer facing staff up to CTS level.

Read the Press Release

Analog Way launch A powerful Scaler with enhanced Scaling Technology by LET IT WAVE
Date News

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Optimizer HD™by Analog Way is an Innovative High Grade Universal Up/Down Scaler with the latest Let It Wave technology. Fitted with universal Analog or Digital Input, Optimizer HD converts any TV, HDTV or PC(*1) signal into a Digital TV, HDTV or Hi-Res PC(*1) format.

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TCD-501-A AV input plate with inbuilt amplifier now shipping with 15m cables
Date News

01/09/07

TCD-501-A AV interface plate with inbuilt amplifier

True Colours launch the TCD-501-A kit is designed primarily with education AV installations in mind as postioned and priced acordingly.

With a standard UK double gang form factor which features

2 x Computer Inputs, one with audio

Composite video input with audio

USB connectivity

In-built 30w amplifier

Power Led

Volume control

All cables 15m in length pre-moulded at display end, and with cut back to size into screw terminal at plate end.

Analog Way Debuts High End Video Controller for Large Events
Date News

09/08/07

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The Axion is a new controller for high end, large events, incorporating multi-room and very large screen control using Soft Edge Blending technology. The Axion lets the user preview the multi-screen configuration on a 16:9 TFT monitor. The Axion can control several iX Hi Res. Seamless Switchers, the Di Ventix, the Eventix, the Natix or the Centrix, and can control these either as stand alone boxes or any kind of combination, says the company.

The Axion Controller has a 7 inch , WVGA Color touch panel, USB connection for configuration and setup, control for up to six screen configurations, customizable and user configurable presets, and a joystick with direct effects access.

For more info, go to The Axion

DVI Distribution with Trident from Analog Way.
Date News

07/08/07

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Trident DVI™ by Analog Way is a Dual Digital Distribution Amplifier with 2 x {1 input to 3 outputs} for DVI signals. Designed for and compatible with the iX Range, Trident DVI will secure your complete installation.

• 2 DVI-D re-clocked channels up to 1600x1200@60Hz

• I/O detect LED indicators on front panel

• Perfect fit with iX family for multiscreen applications

• Universal internal power supply

Learn more about Trident

Avocent partners with Gas Station TV
Date News

17/05/07

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Avocent Corporation announced on May 15 a key customer partnership with Gas Station TV (GSTV) to provide programming through video monitors and speakers integrated into gas station pumps at leading gas retailers.
“Consumers spend, on average, four and a half minutes at the gas pump with nothing to do.

Using Avocent’s wireless HD technology for enhanced video and audio at the gas pump allows GSTV to offer superior digital signage to consumers when refueling,” said David Leider, CEO of GSTV. “We’re excited to be the first and only gas station television network to use Avocent’s Emerge™ MPX 1000 HD multipoint extender solution. This effort combines GSTV’s media expertise and Avocent’s digital signage technology for a unique solution to meet the growing demand for highly tailored, personalized marketing to consumers at the gas pump.”

Avocent’s wireless HD distribution technology eliminates, according to Avocent,  the need to install costly additional wiring to deliver news and advertising content to each gas pump display.  GSTV brings extensive media expertise to the digital signage industry with entertaining and engaging programming for the mobile consumer. The system will be based on Avocent’s Emerge MPX1000 media distribution system, that is able to deliver a synchronized stream of high-definition computer graphics or video and associated audio from one source to as many as eight display devices.  Manageability is provided through an onboard web interface and device control is accommodated through extension of serial, IR and HDMI control data. The Emerge MPX1000 extender solution supports VGA and HDMI/DVI digital video and audio signals.

“We are pleased to work with GSTV and their use of the Emerge MPX1000 HD Multipoint Extender,” said Mitch Friend, senior vice president and general manager of Avocent. “This relationship demonstrates Avocent’s continued leadership in offering wireless connectivity products to those companies who need ‘best in class’ digital signage to reach their customers.”
Demonstrations of the Avocent wireless distribution systems are taking place at the Digital Signage Expo in Chicago this week.
For more information on the MPX1000 from Avocent.

Cabletime product portfolio available from TCD
Date News

12/02/07

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MediaStar from Cabletime is the industry leading manufacturer of video and communication systems for UTP analogue and IP. Cabletime has created the unique MediaStar family of products for the controlled and secure delivery of video media within the structure of the LAN.

Jin Khangura product specialist for Cabletime comments "The arrival of Cabletime helps space a gap that we had within out UTP product portfolio, as distribution market leader for connectivity this immediately helps our customers fufill any video based enquires over UTP."

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Magenta launch new CAT5 receivers for digital Signage applications.
Date News

13/01/07

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Magenta Research the global leaders in AV signal delivery over UTP announce, the addition of two new receivers for the digital signage market to their flagship Multiview product line.

The K500 TD (twin display) and the K500 TDC (twin display, chainable) receivers reduce receiver quantities by connecting two back to back or close proximity displays rather than one display.

Randy Young, Magenta's Director of Marketing and Business Development, commented: " A fairly common configuration in retail dynamic signage is back-to-back displays.

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Stretch It. Switch It. Split It. Gefens got It. So do True Colours.
Date News

03/12/06

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TCD are pleased to announce the arrival of GEFEN to our product portfolio.

Gefen are the worlds leading manufacturer of Digital HDMI and DVI products.

  • Product lines include:Extension, Switching, Distribution, Conversion, Cabling Gefen offer the finest quality products at the best price.
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