In March 1964 the heavyweight champion Cassius Clay changed his name to Muhammad Ali, a name given to him by the founder of the Nation of Islam, Elijah Muhammad. Ali was famous for, among other things, referring to himself as “the greatest”. You’re not likely to hear Robert (Bob) Simpson shout out “I’m the greatest”, but like Ali changed the world of boxing, Bob changed the world of audio-visual presentation. In the same month that Clay became Ali, Bob founded Electrosonic in the UK. Through 50 years of extraordinary evolution at the company, Bob Simpson has remained a constant. He’s still part of Electrosonic, and has captured the history of the company in the book: Electrosonic 50 Years on the Audio-Visual Frontline.
A palace fit for an emperor; a palatial mansion where luxury is a given, and where every possible convenience is only a finger-touch away.
Palazzo Steyn, on William Nicol Drive, is just that and more. It’s the home of insurance tycoon Douw Steyn, and the first house in Steyn City, the multibillion rand development that is set to become one of the largest and most exclusive gated estates in Southern Africa.
Dr Joseph Kramer's name is well known in the pro AV industry, but the story of how a pharmacist and keen photographer created Kramer Electronics is not so well known. PROMAG magazine did an exclusive interview with Dr Kramer and Hannah.
Dr Joseph Kramer, founder of Kramer Electronics, and his wife, Hannah, recently visited the country as a guest of Bruce Genricks – managing member of Electrosonic SA. In an interview with Promag Dr Kramer talks about secrets to success – including his 'rabbit survival technology. And Hannah Kramer reveals her secret to staying happily married.