Kathea, a local distributor of video collaboration (VC) and unified communication (UC) solutions, has expanded its offering to the southern African marketplace with its appointment as the sole value-added distributor (VAD) for Revolabs, a leading manufacturer of wireless audio solutions for UC and professional audio applications.
The appointment effectively sees Kathea distributing Revolabs’ entire range of products to its resellers. These products include wireless conferencing and microphone systems which are currently used by a number of international organisations for a variety of applications such as videoconferencing, Web casts, podcasts and broadcasting.

A key differentiator of Revolabs wireless solutions is that it offers enhanced mobility and flexibility within workplace and conferencing environments without restrictive wiring. It provides a very real solution to issues such as physical structures that cannot be customised due to heritage restrictions and it overcomes frequency disruption often associated with static analogue microphones.

For example, legacy boardroom tables cannot be altered by drilling holes to include microphones and their cables. The wireless capabilities allow for the microphones to be placed anywhere on the boardroom table without the worry of cables needing to be placed, or boardroom designs altered.

Revolabs, a Polycom Gold Alliance Partner, provides wireless solutions that offer freedom of natural movement during any application and the flexibility to easily change the set-up in any environment based on user needs.

It offers high definition (HD) audio for exceptional sound quality and with the security of 128-bit encryption, customers can be assured that no one will be able to listen in on the wireless signal.

For simple set-up, Revolabs’ plug-and-play systems require minimal connectivity and integrate seamlessly with equipment.

Comments Mandy Pretorius, product manager: Voice at Kathea: “With the Revolabs range of wireless communication productions we’re effectively ‘cutting the cord’ on many issues that prevent wired microphone systems to work optimally.

“It improves our overall value offering to companies that require advanced systems for videoconferencing and workplace communication optimisation without the limitations of wired systems and without compromising the quality of the voice interaction.

“Furthermore, in educational environments the wireless systems can be integrated easily to optimise the overall teaching and learning experience with professional and clear sound.”

Adds Russell Harpham, regional sales manager at Revolabs: “Since our inception eight years ago, we’ve worked very closely with Fortune 500 companies to enhance their communications environments. Our solutions therefore had to meet the highest requirements from the outset. Our systems offer excellent sound quality which is a key part of any advanced VC or other communication solution.

“Kathea will undoubtedly extend our reach and presence in the southern African marketplace due to its strong customer base and affiliation with market leaders such as Polycom.”

In addition to South Africa, Kathea will also distribute Revolabs’ solutions to Mozambique, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Mauritius.