BroaMan has appointed Contact Distribution as its exclusive Canadian distributor. Contact Distribution specialises in sales and support for brands in the professional audio/visual industry, working with the country’s top consultants, designers and integrators to achieve world-class experiences.


Left to right: Contact Distribution’s Brandon and Bill Coons, with BroaMan Repeat48 interface

Contact was first introduced to BroaMan’s sister company Optocore in 2005. Since then both companies have enjoyed a successful working relationship and participated together on many large projects ranging from installations in performing art centers to special events and installations for broadcast, including the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

“When we started with Optocore, many in the industry hadn’t taken those first steps into digital networking,” says Bill Coons, director of Contact Distribution. “We are now at a point where not only system designers and operators are more accepting of fibre solutions but fibre is a sheer necessity due to increasing channel counts, numerous different mediums and formats and the expanding production needs of events and shows to draw in and captivate audiences. BroaMan products are the next evolution of technology and people are ready to make that jump.”

BroaMan products are specially designed to convert broadcast-quality video to fibre, including 3G, 4K and now 12G-SDI. Multiplexing and matrixing are also possible in different formats and channel counts. Multiplexed Broaman streams can carry a 2GB Optocore network capable of 1,024 audio inputs and unlimited outputs that support analogue audio, AES and MADI as well as IP and serial data transmission.

BroaMan sales distribution manager, Dawid Somló, who assisted with the transition, said: “Contact Distribution is a well known and highly respected company in Canada. They have distributed Optocore products successfully for many years, developing a vast knowledge base in the field of fibre optics. Due to the close co-operation it was entirely logical to also hand over the distribution of our video and data fibre solutions, represented by the BroaMan brand. The fact that it is in the hands of a team who can be trusted, will provide great benefit to customers from the broadcast, installation, sports and other markets, which will be reinstated after Covid.”