Green Hippo Provides Flexibility for Sterling Event Group

UK – One of the UK’s leading technical event production and hire companies, Sterling Event Group, have recently taken their content capabilities to the next level, with their investment in to state-of-the-art Hippotizer Media ServersTM.

Since beginning in 1999, Sterling Event Group’s vision has always been to combine the best in cutting edge technology with a team of people who are quite simply amazing at what they do. Providing services to a range of live event sectors, including; corporate, private, public, sporting and live music, they also supply a dry hire along with a 24/7 venue support service.

Joe Timmons, Head of Vision at Sterling Event Group commented; “We work on a variety of events and it’s important for us to have media servers that can provide various solutions for different projects. Our previous media servers had reached end of life and so in choosing our new media servers we wanted to explore different brands and products.”

Specialist entertainment technology suppliers, A.C. Entertainment Technologies Ltd. (AC-ET) demoed and supplied Sterling Event Group with Hippotizer Boreal+ MK2 and Nevis+ Media Servers.

We demoed different brands and what struck me about Green Hippo was the ease of use and flexibility. The ability to have different operators using different control surfaces to trigger and manipulate content in real time is a real game-changer for us.” Added Joe.

Speaking about why they chose the particular products, Joe said; “We chose the Boreal+ MK2 as we needed a product that had the power and output capacity to drive real-time media playback on complex projects. This includes large and unusual canvases as well as 3D mapping projects.

We chose the Nevis+ because it’s compact design and great price point make it a great choice for events where single output playback is required. What stood out the most is how powerful the Nevis+ is despite its compact and lightweight chassis.”

Sterling Event Group’s Boreal+ MK2 units arrived and immediately went out to site. Despite the quick turnaround they performed straight out of the box and delivered a demanding live event with media playback to a large LED screen.

We have been immediately impressed with the usability of the servers and their performance.

From the outset we have been working to an incredibly tight deadline with which to receive our new servers, undertake training and put them straight to work on site. AC-ET assured us that this could be achieved and delivered on their promise, ensuring our servers were here early and liaising with Green Hippo to provide online and in-person training for our technicians. The team at AC-ET were incredibly helpful and went above and beyond to ensure we could hit the ground running.” Concluded Joe.