ALR offer special deals for pcbs this Summer

May 18, 2008
The welcome the arrival of the Summer, pcb broker ALR Services is offering a refreshing treat to its customers in the shape of a £25 voucher for every order placed in May and June, redeemable against orders placed between 1st of June and 31st August.

ALR Services Ltd. is one of the largest and longest-serving printed circuit board suppliers in Europe, providing  a wide range of circuit board technologies sourced from both UK and off-shore pcb manufacturers. Over the last 14 years, the Oxfordshire-based firm has built a loyal customer base through its dedication to customer service, competitive pricing and exhaustive knowledge of all things pcb.

The company recently expanded its flexible stockholding facilities with the addition of another 185m² of environmentally-controlled warehouse space. ALR Services operates several fulfilment schemes to enable customers to take advantage of bulk purchase pricing while spreading the cost across an extended period of up to six months. A customer’s pcbs are held in ALR’s warehouse until required, and are only invoiced on delivery. By shortening the period between income and expenditure, ALR’s customers are able to achieve far better control of their cash flow.

Having grown from modest roots itself, ALR is keenly aware of the importance of helping its customers stay competitive. The high percentage of repeat business enjoyed by the company gives some measure of their success in achieving that aim.

Jo Saltman, ALR’s sales manager, said, “The success of ALR has been built on the loyalty of our customers, and that’s something that is genuinely appreciated. We hope our Summer Special offer will go someway to demonstrating that appreciation.”

More details on ALR’s Summer Special deal, along with the terms and conditions of the offer, can be found at



Diamond Vision takes the flag at Silverstone

May 13, 2008

Silverstone has renewed its contract with Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision for the supply of big screen systems for the F1 Santander British Grand Prix. Silverstone has renewed its contract with Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision for the supply of big screen systems for the F1 Santander British Grand Prix. The contract will see the UK screen hire specialists providing giant video screens to the world-famous racing circuit for a further two years. 

The F1 Santander British Grand Prix is one of the UK’s biggest sporting events, drawing huge crowds from all over Europe. Providing the big screen systems for an event this size is no small task, as Diamond Vision managing director Steve Halliday relates; “This year we will be providing a total of 21 screens around the circuit, consisting of a mixture of mobile and modular systems. Getting so many systems in and operational over a short period of time is a logistical challenge. But having worked with Silverstone for a number of years now, we’ve gained an excellent working relationship with the circuit and knowledge of the site, so it doesn’t present too many problems.”

The majority of screens supplied to Silverstone will consist of Mitsubishi’s OD10 10mm outdoor LED screen. The OD10 is widely used by many hire companies across Europe, where it has earned a reputation for rugged reliability as well as excellent image quality. A total of nine Diamond Vision mobiles – each a fully self-contained OD10 screen system – and 12 modular systems of varying sizes will be distributed around the circuit. Content in the form of live action from around the site and spectator information will be provided by Silverstone TV.

As well as the race itself, Silverstone plays host to an impressive variety of non-racing events over the weekend and the Mitsubishi screens are themselves an integral part of the overall entertainment package on offer at the Silverstone circuit. Steve Halliday says, “In 2006, the Grand Prix weekend coincided with the World Cup. We relayed the matches to huge crowds around the circuit, which was greatly appreciated by the F1 fans.”

Based in Kent, Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision is one of the longest-established screen hire businesses in Europe. The company operates a fleet of nine fully self-contained mobile LED screens and holds large quantities of modular Diamond Vision screen in pitch sizes ranging from 8mm to 25mm. The company has a long association with major sporting events such as the World Ski Cup, the Red Bull Air Race and the FIA GT Touring Car Championship, and provides support for big screen projects and installations world-wide. More information on the Diamond Vision system and Mitsubishi Electric’s range of professional display systems can be found at

Mitsubishi Electric supplies 11 more Diamond Vision LED scoreboards to the PGA TOUR

May 8, 2008

One of Mitsubishi Electric\'s new hi-tech scoreboards in action at the PGA TOURMitsubishi Electric, the official HD-TV and outdoor video display provider of the PGA TOUR, is supplying 11 additional state-of-the-art Diamond VisionTM LED high-definition scoreboards for PGA TOUR events in the USA. The TOUR’s initiative to upgrade its scoreboard technology, begun last year, has proved exceptionally successful in providing a better on-site experience for fans. The overwhelmingly positive response from fans has prompted the PGA TOUR to increase its fleet of Diamond Vision electronic scoreboards.

The custom-built Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards made their debut at THE PLAYERS Championship in May 2007, providing a lively mixture of videos, player and course information, linked to the TOUR’s ShotLink real-time scoring system. Following that event, the 22 boards deployed at THE PLAYERS were divided into two touring systems of 11 which were phased in at subsequent tournaments.

“The feedback we’ve received about the first set of scoreboards was tremendous,” said Tom Wade, chief marketing officer for the PGA TOUR, referring to the original Diamond Vision scoreboards. “We originally planned to have 11 boards on the course, but they have been so popular that we’re now putting one at almost every hole.”

The Diamond Vision scoreboards bring a new level of interaction and excitement to PGA TOUR tournaments.  Thanks to the full-color capabilities of the Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards, fans are treated to animations, personal player profiles including images and action shots, and broadcast-quality graphics just as crisp and brilliant as those seen on Diamond Vision stadium and arena displays.

 “We are always looking for ways to enhance the spectator experience at our tournaments, and the Mitsubishi Electric scoreboards have become a very important element of this initiative,” said Wade. “Not only are we extremely pleased with what we already have been able to provide the fans through the scoreboards, we are excited about developing compelling new elements that we can include. The addition of these 11 scoreboards will further our efforts to inform fans about our players and the competition.”

Familiar to golfers the world over, the PGA TOUR travels extensively around the US and the world, promoting the game and giving golf fans the chance to see the professionals in action first-hand. In 2008, the three Tours will compete in approximately 108 events for approximately $355 million in prize money.  Tournaments will be held in nine countries outside the U.S. and in 37 states.