End of year wrap up!
Please note that our offices will be closed from COB December 23rd to January 3rd
With just a few weeks to go this year we wrap up 2022 with a flurry of new brands, products, and success stories. Probably the biggest change since our last newsletter has been the growing lead times for kit. For most of Covid we faired ok with lead times as our supplier base was diverse enough to offer alternatives across most solutions. However now we are seeing extended lead times across many of the brands we support. This is frustrating customers and for that we apologise. Lead time, stocking holding, and cash flow are probably the three hardest parts to running a business in 2022 so we understand the frustrations as well.
In terms of business, we have defiantly seen a slowdown in the time it is taking jobs to be won. Our lead generation and win rate has not changed just the time it is taking customers to hit go! It is challenging and given the state of the economy with interest rates and cost of living it is no surprise people are hanging on just a little bit longer before making a decision.
At the start of the year, I predicted it would be a bit of a re-set with time to take-stock of where we are and where we want to be. This is exactly how it has played out with time to add additional staff, work on systems and process’s ready for another push in 2023.
To all of our customers, our brand partners, staff and my family, thank you so much for everything you have given this year. It’s great to see the sun shining finally here in Sydney, it certainly lifts the mood after a very wet 2022.
For customers with current SLA’s you can still use the service link lodge to lodge requests;
Bring on FY23 #eyesforward
Jason Owen – Managing Director
We would like to welcome my daughter Mackenzie Owen who joins us as a Marketing Assistant. Mackenzie only just finished her HSC a few months ago so this is her first full time job. She will work alongside myself, our social media person and our PR agency to market and promote the business.
She can be contacted via Mackenzie.email@example.com
We have been very busy over the last few months getting some new brand on board. This adds some real depth to our stable of products and solutions we can offer.
UPSONIC: UPS and Power Quality Products – Australian made
Black Magic: These guys need no introduction, world class broadcast and production products.
ATEN: KVM, Professional AV, Power distribution and Rack Solutions, USB peripherals and Data communications products.
Matrox:A market leader in designing software and hardware solutions for Broadcast, Pro AV/IT, video, and imaging/machine vision applications
TAIT: One of the world’s biggest manufacturers of two way radios
L3 Harris: A global leader in Defence and First Responder technology solutions.
AFA Accessories: A new Australian company specialising in noise cancelling microphones for a range of headset applications.
Over the coming months we will be adding some of these brands to our ecommerce site, however for any enquires please feel free to contact the office.
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Calrec ImPulse 1
The ImPulse1 IP engine is a smaller, yet powerful cost-effective version of the industry-established ImPulse.ImPulse1 features include a 1U enclosure as well as dual AC PSUs. Two cores for failover redundancy or optional non-redundant single core are available. It runs a single mixer with SMPTE ST2110/AES67 connectivity and can be controlled by Argo surfaces, and/or Calrec Assist, a browser-based GUI, ideally suited to remote working or headless operation.
AIDA have released their new 4K NDI PTZ camera with 30x Optical zoom. This powerful PYZ camera can output 4K60P through NDI|HX, HDMI, USB 3.0 and IP formats.
Kiloview Cube X1 NDI Core
The CUBE X1 is designed for unified scheduling, switching, distribution, and management of all NDI signals, supporting 16CH NDI inputs and 32CH NDI outputs. It can achieve seamless switching of all NDI sources and switch without lagging or black screen.
Kiloview Cube R1 Recorder
The CUBE R1 is an embedded device for multi-channel of NDI video recording. The device is the hardware version of Kiloview NDI Recorder which can record up to 9CH of NDI sources simultaneously with 1/4/9 grids preview video in synchronization.
Equipped with dual hot-swappable SSD slots, CUBE R1 supports non-stop recording. Both SFP and Ethernet connections allow for different network environments.
Motorsport Headset Range
Over the last six months we have been developing a new range of headsets to suit high noise applications like motorsport. These new units will come with built in multi-channel audio boards, connection for up to three devises per side and a brand new noise cancelling microphone capsule.
Available in both the Raytalk RAN-3000 or Riedel MAX series these will be available from February 2023 with multiple connectivity options.
Sienna continues to add more features to its Processing Engine platform with NDI Audio Connect, SMPTE 2110 and a 70% off deal for NDI Cloud.
Our inventory of Hytera, Riedel, GreenGo and Clear Com kit has been busy servicing a number of our existing customers across the Broadcast, Production, Security and Government sectors.
2023 will see us double our Bolero fleet plus introduce Riedel Artist 1024 frames and a complete Clear Com matrix system. On the radio front the new Hytera HP682’s are now the radio of choice across many customers offering their audio profile management to suit different accessories.
Honestly, we are just so blessed to have such great projects to be able to share with our audience. Early in the new year we will be able to talk about a brand new NDI Broadcast Studio which we have just completed! In the mean time here is a great story on how we have looked after Ash Seward Motorsport.
Last but not least, my local business Chamber has released its own Podcast for which I am one of the two hosts.
Business Minds is available on Spotify with the Apple Version coming soon! New episodes will be released every week.
Click on the link below to listen!
Thank you too everyone for such an amazing year, see you all for an even better 2023!