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A new AV distributor in South Africa is aiming to help broadcasters make the switch to digital infrastructures by exploiting a range of value-added extras.
AV Worx says it has a different approach to working with clients, with CEO and founder Anton van Wyk helping broadcasters adapt to new technologies by working closely with manufacturers’ R&D departments.
“AV Worx has decades of experience in consulting, design, pre-sales, schematics, commissioning, training and support services, all of which can be done on-site or remotely,” says van Wyk. “In this way we add more value than a standard box-moving distributor.”
Van Wyk began his career as a sound engineer in 1997. He spent 10 years at Omega Digital where he was manager of its projects division before spending 10 years at broadcast audio specialists Wild & Marr where he was technical director.
More recently he has helped multiple community radio stations stay connected by upgrading to IP technology, managing the supply of cutting-edge IP equipment and providing network design, technical support, commissioning, training and remote support during Covid.
“The aim is always to provide our clients with the best value for money. IP technology enables broadcasters to be more flexible, both in terms of equipment and geography. Our experience helps embrace that flexibility as well as future-proofing facilities. Every client receives a full bespoke service which works with the needs of individual broadcasters.”