DWR Distribution was delighted to welcome the founder of ArKaos, Marco Hinic and colleague Benjamin Bauwens to South Africa for the very first time in August. They visited clients in Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town and also presented training at DWR’s offices.
ArKaos MediaMaster software and Media Servers offers a solution for show and lighting used all over the world, allowing lighting designers to create visual projection on video screens or LED Walls.
Marco Hinic commented: “Although we have worked remotely with DWR for a few years now, it was our first physical contact with South Africa. I had a feeling that we were in for a nice surprise and indeed we were overwhelmed by the warm welcome and hand of friendship from everyone. I was thrilled I could take a day at the end of the trip to explore the beauty of Cape Town. All we can think of is now is when can we plan to come back!”
This year ArKaos celebrated their 20th anniversary and Marco continued with the following: “We focus on the winning formula, which is making our products easy to use and relentlessly pushing their performance. Because of this dedication, we grew a very substantial user base.
“I think what distinguishes us is that we have a large range of tools that took many years to build. We have purely software products that cost a few hundred euros, to full blown 6 outputs monster servers ready to shine for big events.
“Of course over the past 20 years, the industry has evolved and we saw our software approach being emulated by many other companies. We are very proud to be leading the way with our contributions in the industry.
“Our latest product, Kling-Net was developed with the same philosophy in mind – making technology efficient and easy to use. We’ve also got a more exciting products rolling out in the next few months!”
A days training was hosted in Johannesburg and presented by Benjamin Bauwens and Marco, who both were encouraged by the good attendance.
Marco concluded by discussing the positives that came out of the training day: “We could not have had such a successful training without the dedication of the DWR team so a huge thank you for all of their support. We were very impressed by their professionalism, and enjoyed abundant meaningful dialogue with the DWR team. We are excited to see what the next steps are and collaborate together again. We’ve taken to heart your feedback and will give priority to some features to better assist you. We counted 22 companies we visited together, a very impressive number! Thank you for helping us shape the next release to make it more successful for everyone. One last comment, the FOOD was simply amazing!”