Arkona Technologies Establishes Presence in Benelux with Addition of Two New Channel Partners

Frankfurt, Germany – arkona technologies GmbH, provider of IP core infrastructure solutions for top-tier broadcast productions, has announced its entry in the Benelux region with the appointment of two new channel partners: Wil Cordfunke in Holland and Hans Braes (Network Electronics Belux) in Belgium. The move to establish dedicated sales channels for the Benelux region underscores arkona’s repositioning from a pure OEM & development company to one where sales and support will be handled directly, both for new customers and existing end users.

According to Wiggo Evensen, Partner Manager, “arkona is thrilled to welcome respected industry veterans Wil and Hans as partners in the Benelux market, where we already have a huge installed base. Wil and Hans have a vast knowledge of the region and will bring great value by supporting existing installations.”

In addition Cordfunke and Braes will be responsible for sales and marketing of arkona’s recently released BLADE//runner product line which provides a wide variety of IP core infrastructure tools for audio/video routing, compression, processing, and multi-viewing.

“arkona’s products, while previously marketed under a different name, have been well established in the Benelux market for over a decade, and with the recent release of the next generation BLADE//runner IP core infrastructure products, the timing is perfect to build upon that success,” explains Cordfunke. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to represent arkona in Holland.”

Braes states, “As IP technology continues to permeate the broadcast industry, and with arkona’s focus on API 1st and infrastructure-as-code, for the near future, arkona is one of the best positioned companies to help broadcasters with their transition to fully IP-based productions.

Braes continues, “arkona’s hard-earned experience with broadcast IP combined with their decades-long knowledge of broadcast production are just some of the reasons I was motivated to establish this representative partnership.”

Erling Hedkvist, Sales & Business Development Manager, adds, “Hans and Wil are among the first of a long list of partners we’ll announce over the next few months that will join the arkona global partner network, and I’m very happy they have agreed to represent us in this key market.” Hedkvist continues, “With their extensive experience supporting the Tier-1 media companies in the region, I know they will provide the outstanding customer service companies have come to expect from arkona.”

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Photo, from left to right:
Hans Braes, Belgium; Wil Cordfunke, Holland; Rainer Sturm, CEO;
Wiggo Evensen, Partner Manager; Erling Hedkvist, Sales & Marketing Manager

About arkona
arkona is a technology provider for the most advanced and premium live broadcast productions in the world. We provide IP core infrastructure solutions for audio/video routing, compression, processing and visualization with open standards support and an API 1st approach. For further information:

Company contact:
Erling Hedkvist, Sales & Business Development
[email protected]
+1 (646) 283-3390

Press contact:
Desert Moon Communications – Harriet Diener
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+1 (845) 512-8283

Name: Wil Cordfunke
Phone: +31 653520022
Email: [email protected]
Location: The Netherlands

Name: Hans Braes – Network Electronics Belux
Phone: +32475 528678
Email: [email protected] or [email protected]
Location where based: Belgium