EVS opens office in Canada

EVS Canada will open a new office in Montr al. Carl Boislard-Lanois, formerly of CBC
Radio-Canada, will be the first member of the EVS Canada team, and will serve as Senior Manager of Products and Systems Integration.

“Canadian
broadcasters and production companies have always been an important
part of EVS’ user base, and our relationship with these partners has
increased exponentially over the past few years,” said Fred Garroy,
General Manager of EVS Americas. “We knew we needed to address this
growth by providing our Canadian partners with a more local option for
training, demos, and technical support issues.”

Integration with third-party
tools has become a key component of EVS equipment lately, especially
with news regarding the XT[2] server’s native support of new HD codecs.
Boislard-Lanois has worked extensively with post production tools from
both companies, especially during his past few years as Chief
Technician of Post Production at CBC Radio-Canada in Montr al.
“I
am very excited about the opportunity to represent EVS in Montr al,”
said Boislard-Lanois. “I have worked closely with the EVS Americas team
in the past, and am looking forward to joining them in their work in
Canada.”

Opening the new location is an
essential preparation for EVS in light of major upcoming events such as
the 2008 Olympics in Beijing and the Winter Games in Vancouver, which
will require extensive amounts of technical support and training for
Canadian support teams prior to the events.