Optocore and its partner company BroaMan have appointed Parma-based Audiolink as its exclusive distributor for the Italian market.
Audiolink general manager, Stefano Cantadori, commented: “With Optocore and BroaMan as part of our already well-stocked portfolio, we are able to offer customers flexible solutions at the highest level, in both the live and fixed installation sectors, particularly theatres.
“The reason we chose Optocore was simple. Today’s integrations require a massive chunk of fibre optic data, and Optocore, together with BroaMan, allows all the different signals to be managed on a single fiber ring with 100 per cent redundancy,” he continued.
“Total redundancy means avoiding any type of problem – unforeseen circumstances that can lead to a lot of expense for the installer and the customer.”
The Munich-based fibre specialists provide transport, routing, format conversion and digital data distribution together with complete management and diagnostic functions. Formats represented include Dante, MADI, AVB, Ethernet as well as protocols from the world of lighting (DMX512), video and others — all simply channelled down a single optical fibre.
Optocore/BroaMan solutions have equipped many theatres, opera houses and shopping centres, as well as a host of events, ranging from festivals to opening/closing ceremonies of global sporting events.
Tine Helmle, Optocore director of sales and marketing (and managing director of BroaMan), said: “We are very happy to have found a strong partner in Italy that will best represent our two brands. Stefano and his team are very competent people with whom we can’t wait to start this collaboration.”
She also highlighted the synergy Optocore has with DiGiCo – a brand that has been successfully distributed by Audiolink for many years – as an obvious advantage.
“We particularly appreciate the ability of Audiolink to cover our main markets—both in the installation sector as well as in live audio,” she concluded.