EvoNexus Portfolio Company, AIR Teams Up with Broadfield Distributing Inc.

EvoNexus Portfolio Company, AIR Teams Up with Broadfield Distributing Inc.




SAN DIEGO, CA / SEPTEMBER 5TH, 2023 / Advanced Image Robotics (AIR) is pleased to announce its partnership with Broadfield Distributing, the leader of video production distribution in North America. Starting September 2023, Broadfield is offering the revolutionary AIR One® and AIRcloud® remote production platform through its network of dealers and value-added resellers.

Broadfield has been distributing video products since 1979 and offers bicoastal coverage through its New York and Los Angeles offices. The company supports the rapidly growing digital video and live production community with cutting-edge solutions from the industry’s leading brands, and a highly-skilled team of production professionals.

Gary Bettan, President of Broadfield Distributing, expressed enthusiasm for the new relationship, “AIR brings the complete camera-to-cloud solution that the market has been lacking. They offer app-controlled PTZ functions for digital cinema cameras and a cloud-native ecosystem that makes it easy to produce multicam live events. Everything is bundled together in one case, making it highly portable. We know the market is going to love this.”

AIR CEO, Kevin McClave, states, “Broadfield was an obvious choice for us. Their team is highly knowledgeable about video tech, they have a stellar reputation in the industry, and they work their butts off. We expect our users to be in very good hands with the Broadfield team.”

The AIR platform simplifies and helps automate the front end of remote video production. It includes a robotic smart gimbal with bundled Z Cam M4 and Panasonic 14-140 lens, an intuitive control app and iPad, and a plug-and-play SaaS that integrates standard production apps and feeds into any CDN over standard broadband. Users can setup and breakdown a shoot in a fraction of the time, reduce operational costs, and capture better video as well.

In 2022, AIR was the first start-up to win National Association of Broadcasters’ Technology Innovation Award, and also took home Product of the Year (Remote Production), for AIR One. In 2023, AIR continued this success with Product of the Year for AIRcloud. AIR One comes with an MSRP of $9,995, and the company is adding support for additional camera brands in the near future.

Until Dec 1, 2023, Broadfield and AIR are offering select early adopters additional incentives to deploy AIR One and AIRcloud via the AIR Charter Program. AIR will also be exhibiting at the Broadfield Pavilion at NAB NYC, October 23-26.

For more information, contact info@advancedimagerobotics.com.

SOURCE: Advanced Image Robotics

About Advanced Image Robotics (AIR)

Advanced Image Robotics (AIR) develops video production technology that makes high-end video capture better, faster, and radically less expensive.

The cloud-native AIR Platform enables scalable live video production from any location. AIR users benefit from low-profile PTZ robotics, digital cinema camera support, an intuitive control app, scalable SaaS, and foundational AI. AIR users can minimize crew travel time, swap satellite truck and control room functions and equipment with our cloud, and benefit from force-multiplying tools for content creation.

AIR One® was awarded the 2022 NAB Technology Innovation Award and Product of the Year (Remote Production). AIRcloud® continued this success with the 2023 NAB Product of the Year award.

Our founding team includes experts in manufacturing, enterprise technology, supply chain, and film & TV production. In past lives we’ve built product for some of the world’s leading technology brands, produced live events, won 11 Emmy® Awards, and architected cybersecurity solutions for the US government.

AIR is an EvoNexus and NuFund portfolio company based in San Diego, California.

About Broadfield

Broadfield has been in the video business since 1980 and has grown with the changes in the industry. When resellers call Broadfield’s knowledgeable sales team about digital video and live production products, they are guaranteed up to the minute information and pricing.

Every order gets top priority, even if it’s for only one unit. Broadfield is not like the distribution giants who are only interested in volume, and to whom these products are nothing more than a SKU number.

About EvoNexus

EvoNexus is California’s leading nonprofit technology startup incubator located in San Diego. EvoNexus has successfully incubated over 260 startups with a survival rate of over 85%. Since the incubator’s formation in 2010, EvoNexus companies have secured over $1.6B in venture funding, $10B in pre-exit valuation, and had 50 acquisitions valued at over $2.1B. EvoNexus is supported by corporate partners, including some of the largest multinational corporations in the world. Learn more at evonexus.org.