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Powersoft revs up Deva Division with new executive director

Previously Karl Kahlau was responsible for sales and marketing, as export sales manager EMEA at Renkus-Heinz

Powersoft has appointed Karl Kahlau as executive director of a new division responsible for the Deva family of products.

Previously, Kahlau was regional sales account manager (EMEA and India) at Powersoft.

The heavy focus on Deva has been brought about to maximise the potential of an industry-unique IoT product, encapsulating a wide array of technical and functional features, the company says. The core of the system is a fully captive self-powered audio system, a high-definition video camera, a motion-sensor for triggering various functions and a high-powered LED light for night surveillance.

The entire system is hosted in an IP65-rated enclosure and fully networked and zonable within standard Ethernet networking topology. Deva additionally contains a multitude of sensors and controlling functions, such as built-in GPS with Google Earth allocation and environmental sensors for temperature and humidity. It is capable of being completely self-sustainable, using Solar panel for recharge and Wi-Fi / UMTS / 3G / 4G for communication and networking. The networked system is controllable through the Powersoft Deva Device manager or through third-party interaction.

The strategy of sales, covering vertical markets including professional audio, AV integration, safety and security and access control, has been designed as a hybrid approach — to maximise access to projects and distribution network, yet maintain strong service and support, the company says.

For more than 12 years, Kahlau was responsible for sales and marketing, as export sales manager EMEA at Renkus-Heinz.

Powersoft director of sales and marketing, Luca Giorgi comments: “Karl was the obvious candidate for this role. His experience and professional market and product knowledge fit perfectly with both our portfolio as well as our corporate culture here at Powersoft. To have Karl at the helm, driving the Deva division with Powersoft’s dynamic technical team, is a logical step in the evolution of the product. We are excited about the opportunities for Deva and where it may lead us in the development of next generation multi-media systems for professional use.”