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German fibre network specialists, OPTOCORE, have appointed Audio Solutions to distribute their products in Russia.

According to manager of the Pro Audio Department, Igor Kovalev, the 12-year old Moscow-based company will be providing OPTOCORE solutions to their two core markets: sound reinforcement (theatres, concert halls, live events) and broadcast.

In addition to their formal distribution arrangement with OPTOCORE, Audio Solutions say they are also working on a major project, using sister company BroaMan solutions for delivering scalable customised solutions for clients requiring SD/HD/3G video routing.

Kovalev states that adding OPTOCORE to the company’s brand portfolio was an obvious step. “It represents a good price/performance ratio when compared with other brands, along with amazing flexibility / scalability and extremely high sound quality. It will allow us to implement modern digital optical network technology, with all its advantages, and to replace noisy long analogue runs in existing cultural buildings.”

The relationship between the two companies began around a year ago when Audio Solutions specified the brand for one of their major concert hall installations; they later took delivery of a demo set prior to formalising the dealership agreement.

(left to right): Igor Kovalev, Evgeny Pahomov, Matthew Petrenko, Yuriy Cheshev, Sergey Dolgov.

Audio Solutions itself was founded at the end of 2002 by a small group of proaudio experts, jointlyengaged in the design, installation and distribution of professional audio equipment. The company quickly expanded its range of customers and suppliers, offering its services to sound recording and mastering studios, concert halls, theatres, educational centres, broadcast radio and TV companies. Since then, the company has implemented more than 100 different projects.

Igor Kovalev says the new relationship has got off to a positive start. “OPTOCORE responds quickly to any technical challenges — they offer good sales support and very good informative training, through their Applications Engineering Manager, Maciek Janisewski.”

In conclusion he says that the company will shortly appoint a dedicated OPTOCORE product manager as they focus in the short term on the theatre and concert hall sector.