Hatfield, Hertfordshire, UK, February 9, 2016: PlayBox Technology is pleased to announce a major addition to its executive team with the appointment of Van Duke as USA Sales Manager. He will lead the newly established PlayBox Technology USA office which is based in Florida.
"Van Duke led PlayBox Technology USA as Country Manager from 2006 to 2009, building the business from nothing to multi-million dollar sales," says PlayBox Technology President Don Ash. "We are delighted that he has chosen to rejoin us. Van has exactly the mix of talents we need for this high-profile role. Like many of the senior management at PlayBox Technology, he has worked both as a broadcast engineer and in technical sales for nearly four decades. He combines a no-nonsense personality with a sharp sense of humor which, in combination, pleases customers and keep his colleagues on their toes. Van served with PlayBox Technology as USA Country Manager from 2006 to 2009, achieving great success across the broadcast playout, education and governmental markets."
"I'm back, and very pleased to be so!" Van Duke adds. "PlayBox Technology has exactly what it takes to be the front-runner in the fast-developing broadcast playout and channel branding business. It understands Rule One in manufacturing which is to listen to your customers and deliver what they need, when and how they need it, supported by detailed pre-sales information, effective demonstrations and high-grade post-sales service.
"PlayBox Technology also recognizes the importance of product continuity. No customer wants to replace a product simply because the manufacturer wants to ratchet up to a new model number or accommodate a new technical standard. The latest Neo-series upgrades to the PlayBox platform are available to the entire user base as a straightforward download. If customer hardware also needs upgrading, relevant technical advice is also just a phone call away. SD, HD, UHD: PlayBox supports them all.
"We also anticipate strong interest at NAB in our new CloudAir Channel-in-the-Cloud platform. This allows a new television channel to be configured practically instantly. All the broadcaster then needs to do is upload and schedule the content, free at any time to work in live mode. CloudAir is ideal for primetime broadcasting or applications such as a fast-startup disaster recovery channel."
Van Duke commenced his broadcast industry career in 1978 as an engineer at WTVJ TV-6 in Miami. Five years on, he progressed into sales engineering including successful roles at Midtown Video, On-Air Systems, Video Technics and most recently Primestream.