Mediatech Africa 2011
D.A.S. Audio has been present with Viva Afrika, distributor for South Africa
The biennial Mediatech Africa 2011 trade exhibition, held this year in the Northgate Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg, has emerged in recent years as the foremost trade event in Africa for the professional sound, lighting and stage and television equipment sector. D.A.S. couldn't miss such a prestigious event, and displayed its wares at the event with the help of Viva Afrika, D.A.S. Audio's distributor in South Africa.
More than 6400 visitors attended the three-day event, where over 800 brands from around the world were represented. Visitors to the Viva Afrika stand had the chance to see some of the latest D.A.S. Audio products, including the new Road Series stage monitors, side-by-side with a sample of the Avant Series portable systems and a range of other products for installation such as the Artec Series, providing an excellent overview of the product spectrum offered by the Spanish firm.
But it was not just a question of showing recently launched products; the company also had a large number of live systems on display in the demo zone outdoors at the trade fair ground. This large space, fitted out to enable visitors to listen thoroughly to the different systems, was used to compare the qualities of PA systems produced by the most important worldwide manufacturers. These systems included three members of the D.A.S. Aero Series 2 line array systems.
Each company was invited to give a demonstration of its systems in a twice-daily session of 15 minutes, so that delegates could weigh up the relative merits of each system in situ. From the ultra-compact Aero 8A through the versatile Aero 12 to the large-format Aero 50 system, each one clearly showed the qualities that have made Aero systems one of the global benchmarks for live sound systems.
The excellent work of the technical and sales departments of Viva Afrika in the supply and assembly of the systems deserve special mention, as should the excellent collaboration between Kelton Kunz from the company Kelmix Audio and Joel Damiano of D.A.S. Audio, who were charged with showcasing the qualities of the systems during the daily sessions on the esplanade of the Coca-Cola Dome, Johannesburg.