SFM says it aims to work with suppliers that share similar business and technology philosophies. In partnering with Atlona, the SFM team believes it has found a company focused on interoperable solutions that also address the pertinent industry trends. Mike Calo, brand manager for SFM, points to Atlona’s recent innovations for AV over IP (OmniStream) and cloud-based control (Velocity) as particularly appealing.
“Atlona offers products that are compatible with existing hardware and video conferencing software, for example, which is important to the success of systems integrators today,” says Calo. “We also believe that Atlona is focused on the future of our business, which includes providing AV over IP and other solutions as a way for Pro AV and CI integrators to differentiate themselves. From where we sit, Atlona fills the void in our catalog for top-tier video solutions. And beyond that, Atlona and SFM share a similar business approach that is focused on excellent customer support and reliable technical application services.”
Omar Prashad, Atlona’s country manager for Canada and SFM’s direct point of contact, says he believes that these traits make SFM an ideal firm to support Atlona’s quickly growing commercial product portfolio – including Atlona’s recent innovations that move beyond its traditional focus on wired AV switching and distribution.
“SFM’s approach to company representation makes them an ideal fit for Atlona’s rapid expansion across Canada, which is certainly on the leading edge of today’s AV trends across 4K/HDR, AV over IP, and soft codec-based conferencing,” said Prashad. “We look forward to working with SFM to bring more choices and value to systems integrators and end users working in corporate, education, worship and other key AV businesses.”