Local communication systems and technology company, Prosirius recently deployed the first Barco Unisee Video Wall in Africa for a major JSE listed telecommunications company in Johannesburg. The Barco UniSee platform redesigns and optimises every component of the LCD video wall, resulting in a new way to look at large screen visualisation. With the assistance of Barco representatives from Belgium, Prosirius is the first local integrator to deploy the complete Barco UniSee platform, including the UniSee View, UniSee Mount and UniSee Connect. Prosirius worked closely with local Barco distributor Peripheral Vision to bring the Unisee Video Wall to the continent for the first time.
Prosirius Johannesburg branch manager, Jesse Bosch spoke with Pro-Systems Africa News in a recent interview to discuss the company’s recent achievements.
Founded by Gordon and Rena Bosch in the early 2000s, Prosirius has been providing clients with end-to-end system integration services for the past eighteen years. In 2016, the company moved their head office to Johannesburg and is rapidly gaining a significant foothold in the market. The company started as a family business in Cape Town, and has been very successful over the past eighteen years,” states Bosch. We decided to move the company’s headquarters to Johannesburg two years ago, which has resulted in rapid growth in our client base,” he states.
Over the past few months, Prosirius has secured contracts for the deployment of AV integration and collaboration systems in a number of JSE listed companies in the insurance, banking, telecommunications and pharmaceutical industries, among others. “Prosirius is an end-to-end systems integrator that is able to take care of all of a company’s AV requirements, including video conferencing, digital signage, room booking solutions as well as a full suite of managed services” Bosch explains. “We have differentiated ourselves in the market by being forward-thinking and developing managed service packages that are specifically tailored to the unique needs of each of our clients.”
One of the major challenges for clients and integrators is the rapid rate at which AV technology is evolving. “When a client makes a significant capital layout for a corporate AV solution, and five years later, they discover that their system is redundant, it can be very frustrating. As a result, we are moving toward a more managed services approach. A client can bring us on board, and we will manage their AV needs without having to commit to the massive capital outlay required to own their equipment.”
It is beyond doubt that any business stands to benefit from operating the latest AV technology, which facilitates higher levels of productivity and collaboration in an organisation. “The CAPEX cost associated with owning AV assets versus the OPEX cost of outsourcing AV systems to a third party is a constant point of debate for clients.
However, as with printing and copying machines or computer hardware – the move towards renting solutions from a service provider who will ensure that the organisation is freed-up to focus on their core business while a service provider ensures that the technology is in place and functioning optimally, makes a lot of sense,” Bosch points out.
As the space between information technology and AV systems closes, it makes sense that a new approach to AV system deployment is adopted -an approach that Prosirius in interested in advancing in the South African market. 0