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Cypress, California, USA, 15 June 2012: Leader Instruments announces the nomination of Thameside to provide product service-centre support for Leader test equipment during the sports events taking place this summer in London.

“Over 70 Leader LV5770 units will be used by the major broadcast organisation covering the events,” comments Chris Margrave-Gregory of Thameside. And this is only the tip of the iceberg compared with the rights-holding broadcasters who also bring their own gear. We are pleased to be the technical support centre for Leader during the events. The arrangement was made following preliminary discussions at the Broadcast Video Expo show in London, mid February. The LV5770 comes as standard with 3G-SDI, stereoscopic 3D, high definition and standard definition facilities. Each of the 70-plus units supplied is fully optioned with supplementary features including jitter, eye-pattern analysis, extensive digital audio monitoring facilities and composite inputs. They are an engineer’s and an accountant’s dream and will be used alongside other Leader products such as the LV5380 multiformat monitor, LV5330 portable HD/SD-SDI monitor and LV5800 multi-monitor platform brought in by the rights-holding broadcasters arriving in London for event coverage.”

“Thameside TV has worked closely with us for many years as our UK distributor,” adds George Gonos, President of Leader Instruments Corporation. “Thameside’s sales and engineering staff have an excellent reputation both in product supply and post-sales support. Leader test equipment is renowned for its extremely high reliability but it is obviously important to ensure that replacement analysers and modules are accessible during such a large-scale broadcast event.”

Leader’s LV5770 is a compact broadcast signal analyser supporting 3G, HD dual link, HD-SDI and SD-SDI signal formats. Its modular design allows easy customisation to meet specific user needs. Signal amplitudes, vector, data, colour bars and programme picture can be viewed individually or in quad-split mode on the instrument’s integral 6.3 inch XGA LCD screen. Video frames can be captured manually or on an automated error-detection basis. Video display options include eye-pattern and jitter waveform. Eye-pattern rise time, amplitude, fall time, timing jitter, current jitter, rising-edge overshoot and falling-edge overshoot can be measured automatically.

About Thameside TV

Based in Shepperton near London’s Heathrow airport, Thameside TV ( has served the broadcast television and post-production industry since 1994. It offers a complete turnkey solution from a single video recorder to a complete facility, including procurement, infrastructure design, integration, training and support. The company has established strong relationships with some of the most respected manufacturers in the industry and distributes a wide range of products at highly competitive prices. Thameside has a first-class engineering team and can offer this expertise to customers during any part of its relationship.

About Leader Instruments Corporation

Established over 40 years ago in the USA by Leader Electronics (Yokohama, Japan), Leader Instruments ( provides customer support, sales and marketing services for a select number of high-tech manufacturers with specific focus on the broadcast and professional video market. Leader Instruments represents the Leader, Phabrix, Cel-Soft, and Trilogy product lines and covers North America, South America and Europe with a fast, efficient and highly experienced direct customer sales and support channel. Leader Instruments has offices with local representation in Los Angeles, New York, Dallas and Louisville plus warehouse locations in Los Angeles and Amsterdam.

Accompanying 300 DPI JPEG image shows front and rear of the PHABRIX Rx2000 dual-screen test and measurement system.

Contacts for further information

Leader Instruments Corporation: George Gonos
Tel: +1 (714) 527-9300, ext 403

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