BroaMan has appointed Contact Distribution as its exclusive Canadian distributor. Contact was first introduced to BroaMan’s sister company Optocore in 2005.
Since then, both companies have enjoyed a successful working relationship and participated together on many large projects ranging from installations in performing art centres such as Massey Hall, Roy Thomson Hall and the National Arts Centre; sports venues including Rogers Arena, The Scotiabank Centre and Place Bell; and both special events and installations for Broadcast including the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.
“When we started with Optocore, many in the industry hadn’t taken those first steps into digital networking,” said Bill Coons, Director of Contact Distribution. “We are now at a point where not only system designers and operators are more accepting of fibre solutions, but fiber is a sheer necessity due to increasing channel counts, numerous different mediums and formats and the expanding production needs of events and shows to draw in and captivate audiences. BroaMan products are the next evolution of technology and people are ready to make that jump.”
This extensive knowledge base and relationship puts Contact in excellent position to bring BroaMan’s unique and flexible fibre based solutions to the Canadian Broadcast and Installation markets. BroaMan products are specially designed to convert broadcast quality video to fibre, including 3G, 4K and now 12G-SDI. Multiplexing and matrixing are also possible in different formats and channel counts.
Multiplexed Broaman streams can carry a 2GB Optocore network capable of 1024 audio inputs and unlimited outputs that support analog audio, AES, and MADI as well as IP and serial data transmission. For over 25 years Optocore products have proved the reliability of fibre transport by building rock-solid equipment, and BroaMan builds on that very platform bringing the same experience and dependability.
BroaMan Sales Distribution Manager, Dawid Somló, assisted with the transition. “Contact Distribution is a well-known and highly-respected company in Canada,” he stated. “They have distributed Optocore products successfully for many years, developing a vast knowledge base in the field of fiber optics. Due to the close cooperation it was entirely logical to also hand over the distribution of our video and data fiber solutions, represented by the BroaMan brand. The fact that it is in the hands of a team who can be trusted, will provide great benefit to customers from the broadcast, installation, sports and other markets, which will be reinstated after COVID-19.”