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DataVisual Now Distributing Green Hippo's Media Servers in Canada

Green Hippo, the specialist creator of tools for the real-time manipulation of video for the AV industries, has added Ottawa-based DataVisual to its global sales network as exclusive distributor for Canada.

A family-owned company, DataVisual will add Green Hippo’s Hippotizer Media Server product range to its AV systems portfolio, improving its offering to clients across Canada’s pro AV marketplace.

Having enjoyed a long relationship with Green Hippo’s sister brands Magenta Research and tvONE, DataVisual found the Hippotizer range to be a good fit. “The fit between our two organizations has always been very good, as we both place a high value on the service and support required of more technically sophisticated products,” says DataVisual CEO Lisa Kislich-Lemyre. “The addition of Green Hippo to that family was welcome news. We’ve had a lot of success with tvONE’s video wall processors, but Media Servers were the one piece of the content delivery puzzle that we were missing.”

She adds, “The more we learned about Green Hippo and their media playback solutions, the more excited we became. Suddenly we had a whole suite of playback options that we could offer, from a well-known vendor with A-list customer references.”

DataVisual, which recently celebrated its 25th anniversary, has grown from a small supplier of AV accessories to become one of Canada’s largest distributors of professional AV technology for the installation, infrastructure and live events markets. Key to its growth has been its focus on personalized service and support and its experienced staff of regional sales and business development managers working in the field.

“Our consultant and dealer clients engage in a wide range of exciting projects, from projection mapping, to live concerts, TV & broadcast, experiential exhibits, theatres and other performance venues and more,” says Kislich-Lemyre. “For the end-users seeking this kind of solution, creative flexibility, rock-solid dependability, and world-class support are paramount, and Green Hippo delivers all three in spades.”

Green Hippo’s Sales & Marketing Director, David March, adds, “DataVisual really is a perfect fit for Green Hippo, not only for its impressively wide professional AV client list, but also for its focus on personal, friendly service and understanding the needs of its customers. We look forward to working with their great team for many years to come.”

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Michael Raine is the Senior Editor at Professional Lighting & Production. He is also a co-host of the popular Canadian Musician Radio weekly podcast.
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