MAM’s the word

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Jasco Broadcast Solutions, part of the Jasco Group, showcased a selection of offerings from some of its premier partners including Avid, Front Porch Digital, ClearCom, Vizrt, Axon and Egripment, at Mediatech Africa.

Said Mark van Vuuren, MD of Jasco ICT Solutions: “This year’s Mediatech Africa is much bigger than the previous show in 2011 and provides great networking opportunities. We’ve met with representatives from several broadcasters, including SuperSport, SABC, Africa Broadcast Network and the Namibian Broadcast Corporation.

“In particular there has been lots of interest in Avid’s media asset management (MAM) solution as well as the MAM systems from Front Porch Digital.’
Van Vuuren stressed that the Jasco Group is not only active in the broadcasting arena but is a significant player in the telecommunications, security and power sectors.

“The lines between IT, telecoms and broadcasting have become blurred,’ he continued. “Jasco comes from a different perspective in that we’re unlocking the different industries and leveraging different solutions. For example, we’re very excited about MAM as a solution for the corporate environment. Similarly, we’re trying to unlock relationships with big telecommunications customers.’
According to Van Vuuren, the Jasco Group has corporatised over the last three years and moved into the African market.

“We’ve opened an office in Kenya which will offer the entire Jasco portfolio. Generally speaking, our broadcast business has grown despite the fact that the economy has been down,’ he commented.

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