HAYWARD, Calif. — March 17, 2009 — Wohler Technologies Inc. today announced that it is strengthening its presence in the Australian broadcast market by bringing the products formerly sold under the Europa Australia brand, under the control of The AV Group. In serving as sole Australian distributor for Wohler products, including the Europa line of closed-captioning and data control solutions, The AV Group will provide resellers with localized logistics, sales and marketing activities, and convenient pre- and post-sale support.
"By offering reliable products from leading manufacturers, and backing sales with knowledgeable service and support, The AV Group has developed strong relationships with leading broadcast and media companies across Australia," said Kim Templeman-Holmes, vice president of global sales and marketing at Wohler. "We're pleased to be working even more closely with The AV Group and are confident that resellers and broadcasters within the Australian market will benefit through ready access to Wohler and Europa products, complemented by the high level of knowledge, service, and support The AV Group provides."
The AV Group has a long history of representing Wohler products, having introduced Wohler monitoring products to the Australian market in 1993. The company now also will hold stock of the acclaimed HDCC closed-captioning cards, the flagship product in the Europa line and the industry's only platform-based closed-captioning system capable of supporting all global standards.
Wohler acquired Europa Australia Pty Ltd in 2008, and product development continues to be led by Elio Deluca, one of the world's preeminent experts in the field of closed-captioning and data insertion and extraction technologies. As a result, The AV Group will be a resource not only for leading monitoring products, but also for premier closed-captioning and data control solutions that streamline advanced broadcast workflows.
"In today's environment, it is critical that distributors be equipped to deliver new strategies and products to meet the changing needs of the broadcast and pro AV markets," said Peter Rolston, managing director at The AV Group. "By serving as a single source for Wohler's growing range of products and the innovative technology represented by the Europa line, our company now is even better positioned to provide clients with cost-effective solutions and efficient workflows for media production and delivery."
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About Wohler Technologies Inc. and PANORAMAdtv
Wohler Technologies and PANORAMAdtv offer a comprehensive range of products that simplify analog and digital source monitoring in facilities of all sizes and complexity. Wohler Technologies was founded in 1987 and, through constant innovation, continues to be a world leader in providing in-rack audio monitoring solutions for the broadcast, motion picture, and professional audio/visual markets. With the 1997 launch of Wohler's video products division, PANORAMAdtv, the company expanded its offering to include a range of advanced video monitoring solutions as well. Today, Wohler provides a complete range of monitors, processors, and closed-captioning solutions that supports the entire broadcast transmission chain. Wohler is based in the San Francisco Bay Area with an Asia-Pacific division in Hong Kong. More information about the company and its technologies are available at www.wohler.com.
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