FACE, the Foundation for Audiovisual Commerce & Engineering, has taken on distribution of Solid State Logic Broadcast consoles for Benelux, as well as its Live consoles for Belgium and Luxembourg only.
The deal includes the Live L200, L300, and L500 digital consoles, the System T and the SSL range of Network I/O products.
To support the new partnership, FACE will be running various launch events for both Live and Broadcast markets at its Boom, Belgium headquarters, starting with a series of broadcast technology sessions on 7 and 8 June.
FACE already represents a wide portfolio of manufacturers and products, including dedicated Professional AV sales and Project & Integration divisions. This breadth of interest fits well with SSLs recent announcements on integrated AoIP networking and control across its broadcast and live product ranges.
“We’re convinced of the synergy between live and broadcast for large TV entertainment shows, for example," said Glenn Willems, audio specialist at FACE. "Shared resources and Dante networking is definitely a winning point.
"Both the Live as well as the Broadcast consoles fit in a network and into a stand-alone environment, and the user interface is great for stressful situations, which occur on a regular basis in Broadcast and Live.”
SSL’s senior vice president, international sales Jim Motley added: "We have been very impressed by Face’s reach in to the Broadcast and Installed markets and think that they are in a great position to support SSL’s AoIP products. The FACE team have been fast learners and I look forward to supporting them at training events and end user demonstrations in the coming weeks."
You can find out more information about the FACE/SSL Broadcast launch event here.
Pictured L-R: Tim Harrison (SSL Sales Manager), Richard Wand (SSL Service Engineer), Glenn Willems (FACE Account Manager Audio), and Hugues Rogie, (FACE Account Manager Audio).