Soliton Systems signs root6 as first UK reseller
After recently announcing its new EMEA office in Amsterdam, Soliton Systems, an established Japanese manufacturer of live encoding and video streaming over mobile 3G/4G networks, has announced its first reseller for the UK broadcast market.
Established for more than 16 years, root6 is a well-respected supplier of technology to the UK broadcast and postproduction market. With its main office in Soho and an office in Scotland, it provides a range of services from equipment supply through systems integration to technical support and training. A prestigious list of customers includes the BBC, ITV, BT Sport, Endemol, IMG and Chelsea and Arsenal football clubs.
Soliton Systems manufactures the Smart-telecaster “ZAO” product, a mobile HEVC transmitter for streaming live broadcasts direct from cameras’ over multiple traditional mobile 3G or 4G networks. Ideal for news and sports environments, the ZAO product was the first global mobile H.265 hardware-based transmitter that can be mounted on the camera, or reside in a backpack.
“The Zao product with its extremely efficient and innovative H265 encoding, coupled with its unique approach to bonding multiple 4G carriers, has seen us winning new customers in a very short time” said Mark Andrews, sales manager of Soliton Systems Europe. “We recently opened the office in Amsterdam and the units are being aggressively tested by a range of excited potential users. We are very pleased that root6 are helping us to address the live broadcast market within the UK.”
Andrews continues: “We look forward to working with root6 and acquainting its customers with our innovative HEVC H265 mobile technology.”
Rupert Watson, sales Director at root6, adds: “As a company we pride ourselves on providing high quality, cost-effective technology and services to our customers. In the mobile encoding market, we recognise that there are already many players operating – but for us, the Zao is a game-changer, especially for the live news and sports environments.”
Watson adds: “As well as the Zao, we were also impressed with the Soliton vision. Though they have only just arrived in Europe with a totally innovative product, they have ambitious plans for the future and intend to take this market by storm.”
With a total UK presence, root6 has acquired a demo ZAO unit for customer evaluation.