Sonnet signs Touchvision for Africa

Sonnet Technologies, the leading solution provider for pro users in the audio, video, and broadcast industries named Touchvision as its exclusive distributor for Southern African countries including South Africa, Botswana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies

The distributor will represent Sonnet’s complete family of Thunderbolt expansion and eGFX solutions, pro media readers; docks and adapters; and network, storage, and other interface cards to resellers and end-user customers in those countries.

“For more than 30 years, Touchvision has provided outstanding representation for some of the media industry’s biggest names in hardware and software — including brands like Autodesk, AJA Video Systems, Nvidia, and Adobe that are very complementary to our products. The Touchvision team’s expertise in the southern Africa marketplace and their extensive on-the-ground relationships will be powerful assets as we continue to expand our presence in that vital region.” said Greg LaPorte, vice president of sales and marketing at Sonnet Technologies.

Touchvision will provide pre- and post-sales representation of Sonnet products to media to media professionals working in production and postproduction, gaming, animation, and visual effects. In addition, Touchvision will work to expand Sonnet’s network of professional resellers in the six countries.

“The Sonnet product family is a valuable addition to our portfolio because Sonnet is well-known for helping media organizations overcome big challenges in today’s high-pressure, bandwidth-intensive production and postproduction environments,” said Leigh Pearson, managing director at Touchvision. “Ranging from Thunderbolt 3-connected external GPUs to 10GbE network interfaces and ultra-fast professional media card readers, Sonnet solutions leverage cutting-edge connectivity technologies to help media professionals succeed.”