Wohler’s Euro Van takes tech on tour5 June 2011
Wohler Technologies has built a mobile showcase for its audio, video, data monitoring and captioning systems, and has embarked on a European tour that will visit 13 countries in three months, culminating in its display at IBC, writes David Fox.
Its Euro Van has already visited both Germany and Denmark and is now en route to France.
Operated by Jonathan Chassaigne, Wohler’s EMEA sales support and tour planner (pictured), the Euro Van is a stretch, high-roof vehicle intended to demonstrate how Wohler products can be used by networks and outside broadcast vehicles in even the most space-constrained situations.
Among the products on display in the Euro Van are Wohler’s award-winning AMP2-16V Series 16-channel audio/video processing monitor, the compact 1RU Presto video switcher, and the new Pandora loudness analyzer.
"Wohler’s Euro Van provides the ultimate platform for channel partners and customers to experience our products firsthand in a mobile broadcast setting. The truck’s array of products include intuitive touchscreen systems that simplify video monitoring and routing, versatile audio and video confidence monitors, and a variety of new products addressing the need for regulatory compliance with new standards for loudness mitigation as well as captioning and subtitling," said Terry Allford, Wohler’s EMEA business development and channel manager.
From Germany — where Wohler worked with dealer Logic media to schedule customer presentations — the vehicle made a brief stop to visit Denmark distributor, Media Event Services. In France demonstrations will be provided to broadcast media organizations around the country in coordination with Wohler’s local dealer, Audiopole. From there, the Euro Van is scheduled to visit Spain, Italy, Greece, Turkey, the UK, Belgium, Sweden, Norway, and Switzerland. At IBC2011it will be parked in the OB area (stand OE225) to provide a hands-on extension to Wohler’s product demonstrations.