Avolites Ltd announces the immediate appointment of Group One Ltd as the sole US distributor for its Ai range of media servers.

As of May 1st, Group One is now promoting, selling and supporting Avolites’ new Ai R Series media servers, which boast a long list of powerful features and hardware, alongside the manufacturer’s existing lighting control products, all designed and manufactured in the UK.

“We have had great success with the Avolites brand over the past three years and are greatly looking forward to building the Ai brand in the US,” says Group One President Jack Kelly. “The integration of lighting and video control is the future and we hope to play a key role in helping the creative minds in our industry realize their designs in the most effective and efficient way possible.”

Brad White, Group One’s national sales manager for the brand, is equally enthusiastic. “Content has become such a huge part of design in all market segments, from theatrical productions and concert tours to houses of worship, architectural installations and broadcast environments,” he says. “Having personally been part of the evolution of Avolites’ consoles over the last 20 years, I see the addition of Ai to Group One’s care as a natural progression towards the goal of total visual control. Jim [Hutchison], I and the entire Group One team are looking forward to continuing to build the Avolites brand with another powerful tool in the arsenal.”

Avolites Sales Director Koy Neminathan fully agrees that this is the right move at the right time. “I am enthralled to have both brands under one ‘roof’ in the US, and our focus on the convergence of lighting and video is further strengthened by this appointment,” he adds. “Having one distributor promoting and selling both lines of products makes logical sense and I’m certain that this is the perfect combination for Avolites in the States. We have waited for the right moment to move forward with Group One and we feel we have a great team behind us to support and train on both the Titan and Ai platforms.”