Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

April 4, 2017
Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

Hamilton Rentals are now part of Bell Integration

Founded in 1972, Hamilton Rentals have long been recognised in the industry as a leading provider of short term IT & AV rental services and is a partner of choice of leading vendors including IBM, Lenovo, HP, Samsung and Oracle. Hamilton Rentals give customers quick and efficient access to a number of flexible solutions, and work with a range of suppliers to find the products customers need, from the latest datacentre servers and storage, PC’s and laptops, to audio visual equipment for full event solutions.

Founded in 1996, Bell Integration is a fast growing IT services and consulting company at the forefront of helping companies drive costs from their operations and improve their ability to engage with customers.

Bell’s acquisition of Hamilton’s completed in mid-February and both companies are of the shared belief that combining forces will enable further growth.

Our Customers, Partners and Suppliers will see no immediate change in the way our business is transacted; the acquisition means we will be able to offer a much wider variety of services and solutions to better support business needs from a single trusted supplier.

Services and solutions will include:

  • IT Rental – Servers, storage, laptops, desktops, tablets & mobile devices, networking
  • AV Rental – Professional displays & TV’s including: Smart, 3D, 4K, Curved & touch, video Walls, Projectors, voting solutions, kiosks, and interactive white boards
  • Vendor evaluation programmes
  • Full event management
  • Ex-rental & refurbished web shop
  • Outright purchase
  • Managed services
  • Workload migration
  • Dynamic workload placement – vClarus
  • Workplace Optimisation
  • Cloud Services
  • Asset disposal & recycling

For more information on the acquisition or to hear more about the services and solutions, please contact us: info@hamilton.co.uk or call us on 01344 456600

Don’t let the current economic uncertainty effect your IT & AV investment decisions…..

January 19, 2017


Brexit, Weak Pound, Low Economic Growth, Low inflation 

Are just a few of the economic issues currently facing the UK. All or some of these can lead to uncertainty and lack of confidence within a business and its customers. This can lead to smaller budgets and spending cuts which often harm a firms productivity or ability to compete.

IT budgets are no exception in uncertain times many firms have a ‘make do’ attitude and will delay updating their IT hardware. Many firms reign in spending and will cancel short term projects including training programs, exhibitions and events all which can effect long term prosperity.

Hamilton Rentals can help we offer a range of short term IT hire solutions enabling you to bridge the gap and help reduce purchase risk.

Why rent?

  • Conserve cash flow – rental uses Opex rather than Capex.
  • Pay for use not ownership– avoid depreciation, maintenance and support costs associated with IT ownership.
  • Spread the cost or defer purchase dates – Avoid budget constraints and purchase off rental when funds are available.
  • Research and development expenditure credits – When used for non-routine short term research projects IT rental costs can be offset against the government RDEC tax incentive.
  • Flexibility – Increase or decrease your IT rental solution with your staff numbers. Have the right amount equipment when and where you need it

Please contact us for more details

Engage The Crowd With Voting System Rental

December 5, 2016


Ideal for events, training courses or meetings, use audience response systems to interact and engage with your visitors or delegates. Hamilton Rentals offers hire of the latest voting system solutions from TurningPoint Technologies, along with support & training to ensure your rental is seamless and worry free.

  • Create powerful and memorable presentations.
  • Use voting system hire to collect meaningful data at your seminar and display real time results in an attractive format.
  • Gather polling data instantly and save time and money by replacing paper surveys that require manual collection and analysis.
  • Provide voter anonymity for prompt and honest responses at your AGM.
  • Retain the attention span and improve knowledge retention of your training participants as they can problem solve and physically interact.
  • Assess the knowledge of your trainees pre an post training course.

Hamilton Rentals has over 45 years experience in providing AV equipment, qualified technicians and on and off site support to companies large and small. Offering a range of audience response technology solutions including short term hire for events of training courses, 3-5 year leasing to spread the cost or outright purchase. We can help



Video Walls Available to Rent

November 1, 2016

Make a great first impression and give your events the WOW factor, attract, inform, enthral and advertise to your visitors and customers with Video Wall Hire


Offering either HD or 4K resolution video walls are prized for their crystal clear images and ultra-narrow bezels to provide a broad viewing area on a near-seamless digital canvas. Lumino AV Solutions offer a range of different sized commercial grade panels which provide ultra-bright crystal clear images coupled with high durability and proven 24/7 reliability.

Our video walls are wireless with built content management software, allowing for easy media management and scheduling. Each screen can be calibrated to act independently or in groups or all altogether, providing a wealth of display options.

We offer rental, purchase or leasing solutions

All our screens are sourced from the leading Vendors and offer:

  • Superior picture quality with bright vibrant images even in direct sunlight
  • Optimised colour performance
  • Smart power function can reduce energy consumption up to 50%
  • Automatic brightness control to cope with changing ambient light
  • Ultra-thin screen bezels for a near seamless digital canvas
  • Advanced anti-image sticking

Our accredited AV engineers will work with you to ensure that our screens and your content are installed and displayed exactly the way you want them.

For more details please visit Video Wall Hire

Rental vs Purchase: What’s the deal?

October 17, 2016

There are a number of reasons why rental is ideal over purchase:

  • When IT or AV equipment is needed for a short term projects like training, migration, testing or a sudden peak in workload and you just can’t justify purchasing.
  •  With the speed technology progresses you can often find yourself in the position of buying a brand new top spec piece of equipment only to find within a few months something newer, faster, slicker and just better has been released and your once top of the range unit is fast becoming out of date.
  • Sourcing new IT or AV equipment can be a lengthy process and you can see yourself working to tight budgets which may mean you need to compromise on spec and power and occasionally sacrifice large chunks of your budget on hardware support and the possibility that the chosen solution is just not quite right for the job in hand – all to be repeated when the hardware goes end of life, leaving you back at the start of the project.

What are the advantages of IT Rental?

Availability: A vast range of fleet items means you can have access quickly and efficiently to a number of solutions, and just sometimes only an older end of life piece of equipment can do the job – we work with a wide range of suppliers to find the products you need. Which helps companies maintain their competitive advantage.

Flexibility: Flexible rental contracts put you in control and ensures you have the equipment you need when and where you need it and allows you to return the equipment early, extend the hire or even purchase the solution. All whilst safe in the knowledge that you can expand or reduce the solution to fit within your project constraints.

Upgrade / Refresh: A new and higher spec model has just been released but your budget just won’t stretch – rental gives you the option to upgrade or refresh part way through your contract

Support: Hamilton Rentals team of qualified engineers test and configure the equipment prior to shipping and provide support for the duration of the rental and are on hand to help with any hardware queries or issues.

Avoid Budget constraints: Capital may not always be available to buy the equipment you need. Unlike purchase, rental can be Operating Expenditure with flexible payment terms.

Why might you consider renting?

Customers use AV and IT hire for a huge variety of reasons including:

  • Evaluations, benchmarking & testing
  • Try before you buy
  • Short Term Projects
  • Software development & testing
  • Server consolidation & migration
  • Exhibitions or trade shows
  • Festivals
  • Sporting events
  • Government elections
  • Product launches
  • Presentations
  • Using OPEX not CAPEX – Conserves cash flow
  • Relocations, data Moves & site Moves,
  • Swing Kit
  • Extra capacity for peak workloads
  • Training courses
  • Seminars and Conferences
  • Resilience (During Maintenance/ upgrades)
  • Solutions to long delivery lead-times
  • To avoid adverse weather conditions
  • For film premiers
  • For AGMs
  • To save on fuel costs avoid driving to meetings
  • Reduce pollution and meet to ISO14001 accreditation
  • Disaster recovery, disease, theft, fire & flood
  • Opportunity to rent and then buy (Try before you Buy)
  • For Support which is included as standard
  • To source hard to find or end of life products

If you are sure that purchase is the best option for you, we can still help you through a variety of ways:

Rent To Own: Our rent to own programme mixes rental and purchase to allow you to spread the cost of IT projects over a fixed period of time. You simply rent the equipment and software for 3 or 6 months (typically) and on payment of the final rental invoice title of ownership transfers to you. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=1200

Try Before You Buy: Hamilton Rentals will take the risk that your solution is going to be right for you. We will supply a brand new system to the agreed specification, on a pre-agreed rental contract of up to 3 months. If you decide to buy the system, we will count your rental premiums as part payment and will simply invoice for the balance of the purchase price. If you decide not to buy the system, then you can return it at the end of the agreed rental term, and you will have nothing extra to pay. More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=500

Proof of Concept: Try it, run your application in a live environment within your infrastructure, with your users and with your workloads. Tuning and incrementing can be carried out without disruption to your other projects. If the concept works, you can purchase a system with confidence – if it doesn’t, you can simply return it and end the rental contract. You can even buy the equipment you are renting, it’s already in-situ, you know it does the job, it is fully supported and a cost effective option. We can even provide the skills to help you with your proof of concept using our industry accredited engineers and consultants experienced in the technology you require.  More info on the programme and the benefits are available on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/services.cfm?p=300

Ex-Rental Sales: Hamilton Rentals supply an excellent selection of new, refurbished and used IT & AV equipment and buying from us gives you peace of mind that you’re buying from experts: we are the loan pool and rental partner to many major Vendors in the UK and have a wide variety of UK sourced ex-demo products in stock. Add to this, fast next day delivery, additional installation and support packages to enhance the service, full testing & refurbishment process on all items to ensure reliability prior to delivery, transfer of the remainder of the manufacturer’s warranty and a 30 day warranty from us. More info on the Ex-Rental Sales service and products available can be found on our website: http://www.hamilton.co.uk/sales.cfm

Visit the IT web shop at www.it-pts.co.uk

May 25, 2016

Pro-active Technology Services IT & AV Web Shop

The new PTS web shop has just opened and is a one stop shop for all IT and AV equipment. Whether you need an iPad or a Sever PTS can help. PTS stocks all the latest IT and AV hardware at very attractive prices. The web shop is constantly updated with the latest products and is excellent for customers looking to save money when purchasing IT and AV equipment.

We have an excellent choice of new and in-house refurbished IT equipment which is tested buy an accredited engineer and sold with a guarantee for peace of mind.

Our selection of refurbished equipment includes the

Acer Laptop £395Acer 17″ TravelMate P277-M-55PX i5 Laptop. This popular laptop is usually sold at £527.00 however due to being refurbished has been reduced to £395.00. The laptop is in excellent condition and has only used a couple of times. All laptops include delivery and are sold with a guarantee for further peace of mind.

CLX-8640ND £1109We also stock an excellent selection of printers and scanners. Currently on offer is the Samsung CLX-8640ND MultiFunction Printer. Brand new this would cost £9’164 however as this is an Ex Demo printer, even though it’s still in good condition sold with original packaging it has been reduced to just £1’109. This Web shop is perfect if you have a small IT budget or need to reduce spending.


Pro-active Technology Services and their sister company Hamilton Rentals have many years’ experience in supplying IT and AV to businesses and education establishments. Together work to make sure every requirement is met and products are sold at very competitive prices.

For more details please visit www.it-pts.co.uk/web-shop/

Support Action Against Cancer 5k Challenge

May 5, 2016

Hamilton Rentals are proud to be supporting Action Against Cancer

Walk or run the scenic 5K route in the beautiful grounds of Knowsley Hall in Merseyside. This will be a very important occasion for Action Against Cancer, celebrating five years of supporting Professor Stebbing’s cutting-edge cancer research and looking forward to the future.

A fun day for family and friends.

  • Animal themed – people encouraged to wear animal ears and tails
  • Refreshments and entertainment for all the family
  • A silent auction with many enticing lots
  • Free parking and complimentary entry to the Knowsley Safari Park after 3.30pm

Sunday 15th May 2016 10am Knowsley Hall
Huyton Gate, George Hale Avenue, Knowsley Estate, Prescot, L34 4AR

For more details please visit
Action Against Cancer

Get SMART? IT & AV Leasing For Education

April 6, 2016

IT Leasing, Rental and Procurement for Universities, Colleges and Schools Education

Hamilton Rentals and their sister company Proactive Technology Services have worked with many schools, colleges and universities. We understand that budget constraints often prevent academic institutions from obtaining the latest IT and AV technology.

Our portfolio of services are designed to help you stretch your ICT spending without compromising service or the quality or quantity of your hardware and software solution.

Whether you are looking to set up a fully immersive Virtual Learning Environment of if you just want a few iPads, Proactive Technology Services and Hamilton Rentals can help. Our dedicated education team has a wealth of experience and offer a range of services which are tailored to the education sector. These include:

  • ICT Leasing For Education
  • IT & AV Rental
  • IT & AV procurement of new and refurbished equipment
  • IT Buyback of your existing surplus & redundant IT hardware
Education IT leasing

ICT Leasing For Education

ICT leasing is ideal for universities, schools and colleges as it allows them to avoid the large capital expense and potential risk associated with IT and AV purchase and ownership. Education establishments can then spread the cost of their solution over 3 budgetary periods whilst gaining instant access to the latest technology.

All of our leasing solutions can be  installed and fully supported for the duration of the agreement. Charged at a simple fixed cost per unit per month model our agreements are easy to understand and manage.
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IT & AV Rental

Academic establishments use our IT and AV hire services to test before they invest. This ensures that they choose the most suitable solution for their requirements.

Many schools use our Use our IT rental service to overcome budget constraints or for short term projects where purchase cannot be justified.
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IT & AV procurement of new and refurbished equipment

Proactive Technology Services and Hamilton Rentals have provided IT and AV procurement for hundreds of businesses, schools, universities and colleges. We assess your needs and help you develop, maintain and supporting a coherent, sustainable and dependable IT infrastructure.

Our procurement team have access to a global supply chain and have excellent relationships with IBM, Lenovo, Apple, Samsung, HP and Oracle. This gives us access to an extensive range of new and refurbished: iPads, laptops, PCs, interactive whiteboards, large screen TVs, touch screens, servers, storage and much more.
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sell us your old IT

IT Buyback of your existing surplus & redundant IT hardware

We help universities offset the cost of their ICT lease or purchase with our IT recycling and remarketing services. We can collect, data wipe, audit and re-market your surplus and redundant IT assets on your behalf effectively turning your hardware into cash, a rental or lease service credit or new replacement hardware.
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What types of IT hardware is available to lease, rent or purchase?

PTS and Hamilton Rentals has long established relationships with the industries key vendors including Smart and Samsung allowing us to offer an excellent selection of the latest IT and AV.
Our extensive product range includes:

  • Smartboards & Touch Screens – From Smart, Samsung, Promethean and C-Touch
  • iPads, Tablet PCs and Laptops – From Apple, Samsung, Dell, HP and Lenovo
  • Desktops & iMacs – From Apple,  Dell, HP and  Lenovo
  • TVs and Displays – From Apple, Samsung, HP and Lenovo
  • Servers and Storage – From HP, Lenovo, Dell and Oracle

Find Out More

Support The Knights Templar School Online Charity Auction

December 4, 2015

The Knights Templar School Science Centre Fundraising Programme Help Raise Money For An Excellent Cause

The school is eager to raise funds to help equip their brand new science building which is due to be opened in September 2016.

Please logon to www.ktsonlineauction.co.uk

View our sensational charity lots.  Please tell a friend and support this worthwhile cause.

Auction opens 9am Saturday 5th December to 6pm Sunday 13th December

All proceeds will go to the Friends of Knights Templar registered charity number XT21931.

About the school
The Knights Templar School is a wonderful place to be educated.

Priding themselves on being a school which maintains high standards and expectations underpinned by the highest quality teaching. Learning is at the very heart of everything they do, whether it’s in the classroom, on the playing field or out there in the real world.

The Department for Education awarded funding for a brand new Science Centre which is due to be completed for September 2016. This replaces the current 1960s classroom block. However, like all awards of this nature, the funding does not allow for the extras; those resources that will really turn this into a world class learning experience for their students.

The Online Auction is the first initiative of a fundraising programme to support the equipping of our new Science Centre.

Please join us to achieve our target of raising £25,000 – the first step towards a new start for Science

Charity Auction

Introducing Lumino Audio Visual Solutions

September 11, 2015

Immerse, stand out and collaborate with digital signage, hotel TV’s and AV solutions from Lumino Audio Visual Solutions.

  • Digital Signage rentals give retailers access to the latest technology whilst reducing print costs and the time it takes to change in store POS. The ability to change content instantly enables you to influence your customer behaviour and offer a fully immersive experience by factoring in buyer preferences and delivering a completely bespoke, dynamic and interactive solution. All whilst ensuring you avoid large capital expenses and drive consistent brand image all with the option of a 3 to 4 year refresh built in to the monthly hire charge.
  • Hotel TV hire puts you in control of the latest hospitality technology which includes a fully integrated in-room media experience with pay per view Hotel TV services, ensuring you stand out and remain at the forefront of the ever changing demands of the consumer world and provide your guests with the all-important wow factor, all charged on a cost per screen per month basis, installed and supported by the Lumino team of accredited Engineers.
  • AV Solutions tailored to the requirement of your corporate offices including large format displays, video walls, interactive white boards and projection, allowing you to keep up with the latest technology and enhance the look and feel of your office, whilst taking advantage of stylish and bespoke solutions. Meeting rooms, board rooms, auditoriums, conference centres and training rooms are all the go-to people ‘meeting’ locations either face to face or virtually. Allow your attendees to collaborate using content from their media device whilst connecting to a central point on a large format display. Video conference solutions allow that feeling of a face to face discussion without the need for travel. Highly immersive visual content creates an impact and draws people to your brand ensuring you have the creative and innovative edge over your competition

Spread the cost of your AV solutions in line with your increased revenue. Continuity of service delivers peace of mind, allowing you to drive your brand image. Each solution is tailored specifically to suit your individual business, ensuring they are simply deployed and easily managed in house so you can focus on your goals. Connect instantly with your customers via the Lumino cloud based management system and ensure offers, information and content is delivered exactly when they need it.

The up to date technology solutions are easy to manage and very user friendly, added to this is the installation and on going comprehensive support from Lumino, ensuring you have total peace of mind.

Lumino Audio Visual Solutions will be at the Independent Hotel Show: 20-21 October and London Olympia. You can visit us t stand 281b


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