AVIWEST, a global provider of video contribution systems, has announced the opening of a new sales and services support office in Hong Kong to further augment the company's growing business in the Asia-Pacific region. Frederic Parbey, APAC manager at AVIWEST, has been appointed to oversee the AVIWEST Asia operations.
The new Hong Kong office will enable AVIWEST to respond to immediate pre-sales, sales, and service support needs for regional customers with live newsgathering operations. The company's local presence in Asia, immediate services support, and faster after-sales services will also benefit AVIWEST's local distributors, resellers, and channel partners.
In addition, AVIWEST Asia will soon feature an expert support engineering team for equipment repairs and upgrades, further reducing the total cost of ownership for AVIWEST equipment, according to the company. The Hong Kong office will also give AVIWEST a base from which to explore new business models, according to CEO Erwan Gasc.
"Opening up a new office in Hong Kong strategically aligns with our long-term business goals and technology development roadmap by enabling us to fulfil the current and future market needs for advanced newsgathering solutions," said Gasc. "Furthermore, with China currently expanding its 4G network, the local office gives us the opportunity to explore new business models, such as rental services, for international news agencies."
AVIWEST's DMNG system enables broadcasters to capture and broadcast live HD or SD video over multiple networks, including bonded 3G/4G cellular wireless, Wi-Fi, Ethernet, and satellite. Offering seamless integration into existing workflows and headends, extremely low power consumption, high MTBF, and impressive mobility, the DMNG system is used in more than 60 countries by tier-1 broadcasters for breaking news and live events coverage.