Barnfind Launches US-Based Business


NOR / USA: Barnfind Technologies has announced the launch of Barnfind USA, the USA-based support, service and sales arm of the Norwegian organisation.
Barnfind USA will make its first official appearance at NAB Show New York, where executives from the new company will be present to demonstrate products from Barnfind's core fibre optic platform, discuss its commitment to the US market, and talk about the importance of launching a local office. Industry veteran John Cerquone (pictured) will serve as President of Sales, USA for the company's two offices - located in New York and North Carolina.
"We are very excited to grow our presence in the United States, an extremely important market for Barnfind," said Wiggo Evensen, Barnfind CEO. "We have a top-notch team in place with vast knowledge of the broadcast and media industries and years of experience in the key markets we serve. We are looking forward to continued expansion in the US under the leadership of John Cerquone, an experienced industry professional with outstanding business skills and in-depth knowledge of local customs and culture."
Cerquone brings with him more than 25 years of measurable achievements building and leading sales operations through steady growth and regional market expansion. His qualifications include extensive experience in strategic marketing, organisational leadership, project management and competitive product positioning, plus the ability to translate media business goals into hardware and workflow solutions, improve productivity and increase profitability. Cerquone is also well-known in the industry for founding and operating CER-TEC Incorporated.
The US-based team will be rounded out with Renard Fiscus, VP, Field Operations, a skilled professional proficient in all aspects of service integration including ergonomic infrastructure and general layout requirements; Andrea Cummis, VP, Technology, who comes to Barnfind USA with over 30 years of engineering, operations experience in broadcast and media including high-level engineering and operations positions in major networks; and George Gonos, VP, Marketing & Administration, a seasoned sales and marketing guru with complete understanding of business processes in production, post production, broadcasting and emerging technologies.

"We've assembled a first-rate team comprised of industry professionals with decades of experience in the broadcast, cable, OTT and telecom markets," said Cerquone. "As a master distributor, we'll be covering the entire country, selling the full line of Barnfind products directly to individual companies and end-users, systems integration firms, dealers, consultants and wholesalers. We're ready to take Barnfind to the next stage in the US."
At NAB Show NY, booth N1029, Barnfind USA will be highlighting the new BTF1-41 frame. Recently introduced at IBC2018, the frame features an extensive network of functions and the capability to transport any signal format.

It incorporates future-proof technology to support all emerging signal formats - including 4K and IP - and adds a long-distance component to Barnfind's multi-functional, signal-neutral fibre transport platform. This makes it an ideal solution for a variety of applications including sports, telemedicine and government projects.
The BTF1-41 is being shown alongside enhanced versions of the company's BarnOne and BarnMini ranges that now offer more control options, advanced functionality, and improved configuration capabilities.

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