Blustream launches a strategic partnership with RTI to bring its AV signal distribution line to the US
SHAKOPEE, Minn. — Nov. 18, 2020 — Blustream, an Australia- and UK-based manufacturer of award-winning AV distribution solutions announced today that it’s making its lineup of HDBaseT™, video over IP, and HDMI distribution products available to the US market. To accomplish this, Blustream has entered into a strategic partnership with RTI to launch a new Blustream US division focused on sales, service, and distribution. Heading up Blustream US are industry veterans Jason Dominique as Director of Sales and Jason Fitzgerald as Product Manager.
“After six years of building an international footprint — with our solutions used in mission-critical installations worldwide — we are ready to bring Blustream to the US market,” said Martyn Shirley, Blustream Founder and General Manager. “And we are thrilled to be partnering with RTI to build our US operations and introduce Blustream to US integrators.”
The new division will serve both the residential and commercial segments. For residential, Blustream remains fully platform-agnostic, with custom drivers to integrate with the major control brands: Control4, Crestron, ELAN, Savant, RTI, and URC. From simple signal extension to matrixes to video over IP systems, Blustream matches features and performance with exceptional support to help integrators create successful installations. “Our roots are as a cross-platform solution,” continued Shirley. “No matter what control system you are using, there’s a Blustream solution to support you.”
For the commercial segment, the Blustream partnership with RTI creates a strong platform combining RTI control and automation with the Blustream signal management portfolio. “We are enthusiastic to be partnering with Blustream,” said RTI CEO Joe Roberts. “This aligns with our commercial strategy by adding a purpose-built AV distribution line to RTI command and control, creating more solutions for commercial and Pro AV markets.”
Blustream offers a wide range of innovative solutions designed for the systems of today and tomorrow, from matrixes to multi-format presentation switchers and more. The company’s philosophy is to make advanced features standard, such as enabling 4K 18Gbps 4:4:4 resolutions across primary Blustream HDMI and HDBaseT products sold in the US. The Blustream Multicast UHD distribution platform uses lossless compression technology to deliver virtually latency-free HDMI video up to 328 feet over a 1Gb network switch. This video over IP solution can be set up in minutes without the need for any networking qualifications, is infinitely scalable for large systems, and installs and operates with a drag-and-drop simplicity from its web interface.
“It’s not just about the products and the specs, but the service and support we provide to the integrators installing our products,” concluded Jason Dominique. “RTI has always held this commitment, and that’s why our partnership in the new Blustream US is the right move to deliver on the Blustream promise of AV distribution without compromise.”
More information about the Blustream line of solutions for the US can be found at the company’s new website: www.blustream-us.com.