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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: or call us on 01344 456600


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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Apple Optimises Mac Hire and Printer Rental with Latest Drivers

August 5, 2011








Here’s a bit of news suited for two areas near and dear to our rental hearts: Apple has released a printer driver for printers Samsung, Brother, and those offered by Hamilton Rentals—HP printers.

The HP Printer Driver v.2.7 is available for download in Apple’s iTunes—requiring Mac OSX v. 10.6.1 or later/OS X Lion on your MacBook or iMac.

CNET contributor Topher Kessler wrote Apple uses its Common Unix Printing System (CUPS) in OS X, that “uses generic driver sets that are enhanced to support specific features and functions of individual printer models, so as new models come out Apple can more easily tweak drivers to work with them.”

If you’ve been utilising a HP printer rental for some time with your Apple laptop or desktop rental (or in-house Mac-setup) and haven’t experienced any issues with performance, the update to the drivers likely isn’t necessary and can even alter your current configuration and increase the possibility that something will go wrong, according to Kessler.

Further, should you require an update, you may not need to seek it out.  Often the driver updates will present themselves within the automatic software updates OS X will scan for. If you’ve just received the printer rental, OS X will automatically download the drivers when the printer is installed.  If you choose to hire a printer from Hamilton Rentals—you can simply sit back and enjoy the optimised functionality of the technology as an accredited engineer will test and install the printer into your infrastructure as a part of the company’s services.

Whether it’s Apple hire services you seek, or a HP printer rental, Hamilton Rentals has a substantial hardware inventory to suit the needs of your organisation. Hamilton carries over 600 printers in its computer rental fleet with competitive low prices for short or long term rental.  Contact us to learn more.

Repurposing Server Rental Heat with Data Furnaces

August 3, 2011

Tech giant Microsoft has released a paper covering the use of rejected server heat to warm up your home.

Now that is energy efficiency.

According to the paper, “The Data Furnace: Heating Up with Cloud Computing,” small data centres can be used as boilers to heat homes.  These so-called “data furnaces” would be enable homes to be connected in the cloud via broadband while also benefiting from the heat generated by the data centre.

The numbers shown in the report indicate that around 2 percent of power usage in the United States comes from running servers and keeping them cool, while 6 percent is used to heat homes.  The temperature of the exhaust air from servers is usually around 40-50 degrees—ideal for heating purposes in the home, office buildings, clothes dryers, water heaters, even with some usage in agriculture.

“The energy budget allocated for heating would provide an ample energy supply for computing. Home heating alone constitutes about 6 per cent of the U.S. energy usage. By piggy-backing on only half of this energy, the IT industry could double in size without increasing its carbon footprint or its load on the power grid and generation systems,” says the report.

By combining the two entities, the cost typically used to power homes and office buildings would be eliminated, thus offsetting the cost of running servers.

Quite an interesting concept, and one that will surely be interesting to watch should our technology begin to move in this direction.

In the meantime, businesses looking to evaluate servers to put into their data centres before making the costly final investment can come to Hamilton Rentals to try out the model of their choice; whether their requirements are for a growing SMB or for an enterprise looking for an energy efficient model.  Our team of experts are ready to help meet the configurations you seek in our server rental fleet, the largest in the world.

Video Conferencing on-the-go Made Possible with Skype for iPad

August 2, 2011

So you may have noticed that we like to write iPads, and that would be for several reasons.  Our customers love them, and so do we—not just because they pack all of the functionality of a laptop or PC into a compact tablet weighing just over a pound, but because there are continuous developments with new apps and accessories creating more opportunities for expansive use in multiple industries.

The latest development for our multi-purpose tablet rental—Skype has officially released its iPad app to the iOS App Store.

Whether you’re using the Wi-Fi at your local hotspot, or if you purchase a 3G data plan with your rental, you can start chatting away with your boss, employees—whoever.  Also, Skype for iPad has further features beyond that of what is available for iPhone.  Beyond just video chat, you can also instant message your counterparts while simultaneously talking on a video call.

Now you can download and use Skype on iPad AND iPad 2, although with the former—you’re face will remain hidden without the handy camera available on the newer version.  But it’s still useful to receive video, or chat, if that’s what you’re into.

Download Skype on your iPad rental and call anybody using Skype—whether that person be on a his or her laptop, or even an iPhone, as long as the device is running on iOS 4.0 or above.

To learn more about video conferencing with your iPad, or if you’d like to use an iPad or iPad 2 for an event, trade show or other project, contact us at Hamilton Rentals.  We’re the largest IT rental company in Europe with a massive fleet of tablets available for hire, and we ship internationally.

Oracle’s Highest Performance Enterprise Server: Sun Sparc M9000 from Hamilton Rentals

July 21, 2011

When your business is operating in the enterprise, you need the best of the best, and that’s what you’ll get with Oracle’s Sun Sparc M9000 Server—the company’s highest performance enterprise server.   With up to 64 processors and 256 cores, this beast is designed for mission-critical events and demanding deployments in virtualisation, consolidation and multi-hosting.

Rest assured that the largest multiprocessor enterprise server is optimised for mission critical computing 24 hours a day, seven days a week with large share memory applications.  Oracle guarantees the M9000 will deliver mainframe reliability and extreme scalability for the largest workloads.

Here’s just a few other specifications: 

  • 32 x 2.88GHz SPARC64 CPUs
  • 512GB System Memory
  • 2 x PCI-E IO Units
  • 2 x BASE IO Cards
  • 4 x 146GB Hard Drives
  • 2 x Sun StorageTek PCI-E Enterprise 4GB FC HBA
  • 2 X Sun x8 PCI Express Quad Gigabit Ethernet Card
  • Solaris 10 OS

At Hamilton Rentals, where we provide the largest server rental fleet in the world, your enterprise business can get its hands on the Sun Sparc M9000 through several directions.

If you’d only like to try out the enterprise server for the short term, or are dealing with budgetary constraints, consider renting the M9000.  You can also rent the server as an alternative to costly support costs in the event of an outage—providing you with back-up insurance with extra capacity on demand.

Want to keep the server, but can’t pay for it all at once?  Our rent-to-own option lets you spread out your payments over a six or 12 month span.

Can’t wait, need it now?  Save money and avoid long delivery lead times by purchasing the server from us today.  You can shave off some of the cost with your redundant IT equipment and trade for an upgrade to the M9000.

To learn more about the Sun Sparc M9000 and our other latest offerings, contact us at Hamilton Rentals.