By Abrie du Plooy (Electrosonic SA’s NEC and GALAXY Product Manager)
Recently Kramer Electronics joined forces with Valens, the brains behind HDBaseT. The HDBaseT technology was originally developed by Valens, who formed an HDBaseT alliance (with Samsung Electronics, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and LG Electronics) to contribute to the development of the technology.
The ultimate accolade for any lighting, sound and image control installation is to see the users instinctively operating the systems, without any training. After working three days solid to install audio-visual and control systems at Samsung's head offices in Bryanston, Corporate AV Integration arrived to hand over to the client. They were chuffed to see that the four training rooms they'd kitted out were already being used and that trainers were taking to the technology like a kitten to milk. Perhaps this had something to do with the elegance of the technical solution.
Electrosonic SA is a happy place to work, and that’s why we enjoy a ridiculously low staff turnover. Working here comes with a few perks: modern, newly renovated offices; unlimited cappuccinos from the state-of-the-art coffee machine; a leisure area with pool table and bar for regular braais and socials; a vending machine filled with naughty goodies.
If dodging mini-bus taxis doesn’t get your pulse up, then plunging down the world's highest commercial bungee, at Bloukrans in the Eastern Cape, might do the trick. At 216m – the length of two rugby fields – it’s pretty daunting. But, at least it’s all over in only 20 seconds. Fortunately, Face Adrenalin films the fearless lemmings who hurl themselves off the bridge, so they can relive the moment as often as they like.