Soliton Systems announce entry into South Africa at Mediatech Africa 2017 through Jasco partnership

Jasco partnership

Amsterdam, Netherlands – 12 July 2017 –
Soliton Systems are continuing to expand their global presence by partnering with  Jasco, a South African end-to-end ICT company with a national footprint, to address live streaming for outside broadcast without the need for satellite SNG trucks.

Jasco, a well-respected System Integrator and reseller, has been providing technology solutions for over 40 years including solutions for TV broadcasters, cable, satellite and IPTV companies including encoding products to the whole of the African market.

Soliton Systems manufactures the Smart-telecaster “Zao” and “Zao-S” product, a mobile HEVC transmitter for streaming live broadcasts direct from cameras’ for news gathering, sports production and other live events.  It can use multiple different mobile 3G or 4G networks simultaneously or can use Wi-Fi or satellite connections to utilise the internet for live streaming back to a broadcast centre.  The Zao product was the first global mobile H.265 hardware based transmitter that can either be mounted on the camera, or reside in a backpack, and has been used on motorbikes, cars, helicopters and drones without the need for RF base stations or satellite systems.

As an organisation that lives up to its motto of ‘Inspire Innovate’, we are always on the lookout for new cost-effective solutions for our customers that reflect our commitment to quality,” commented Paul Divall, MD of Jasco Intelligent Technologies.  “Video encoding and live production is a major part of Jasco´s offering, and after testing the Zao units, we were immediately impressed by its capabilities.

Jasco are extremely well positioned to consult with TV production companies and broadcasters with their vast live news gathering and sports production experience.

It is with great pleasure that Jasco have chosen to partner with Soliton Systems as our first reseller in Africa” said Mark Andrews, Head of Broadcast Systems for Soliton Systems Europe. “We believe the Smart-telecaster with its H.265 encoding capabilities will be a great cost-effective alternative to satellite streaming, but without compromising quality and reliability.

The ZAO product uniqueness is its H265 encoding, coupled with its unique approach to bonding of multiple 3G and 4G carriers. It allows full video HD streaming with low latency, typically under a second, which is something that is not capable with traditional H264 bonding systems.

Jasco will be demonstrating the Zao products at Mediatech Africa 2017 in Johannesburg from 19 - 21 July 2017 at stand G27.

About Soliton Systems: Soliton Systems, headquartered in Japan with offices in Europe, USA and China, manufacture a range of mobile video streaming, video encoding and security products. Its flagship products, the Smart-telecaster Zao and Zao-S, are in use by range of global broadcasters, news and sport production companies, and emergency service providers.

About Jasco: Jasco Broadcast Solutions designs, builds, installs, integrates and maintains end-to-end video and audio solutions for broadcasters as well as production and post-production houses.  They offer technology and services to take you from image capture through to transmission and beyond.  Our decades of experience and longstanding strategic alliances with the best global brands have enabled us to gain unrivalled depth of technical knowledge and experience in the industry.

Soliton Systems Media Contact:

Anita Ghosh
Soliton Systems NV
Gustav Mahlerplein 2
1082MA Amsterdam.
Tel +31 (0) 20 301 21 66

About the Jasco Group

Jasco delivers end-to-end best-of-breed solutions across the entire ICT value chain. Our services include solution design, business consulting, project management and logistics to manage the supply, installation and commissioning of solutions; and professional services to provide integration and customisation of solutions; managed services, support and maintenance.

Jasco’s operating divisions, namely Intelligent Technologies, Enterprise, Carriers and Electrical Manufacturers deliver a range of solutions and services. Intelligent Technologies delivers broadcast, power, data centres and Property Technology Management (PTM) solutions as well as Energy Optimisation and Co-location services, a carrier-neutral co-location telecommunications hub where the network infrastructure serves multiple service providers. The Carrier business provides solutions and components for access and transmission networks as well as hi-sites. The Enterprise business is a specialist in multiple disciplines across numerous solutions, including business communications, contact centres, IT Infrastructure, surveillance and access control, as well as, fire detection and prevention solutions to name but a few. Electrical Manufacturers delivers contract manufacturing of white goods.

The Jasco Group has a national footprint with offices in Gauteng, Western Cape, Free State, Eastern Cape and Kwa-Zulu Natal. Other than South Africa, the organisation features an office in Kenya to service the East Africa region and an office in Dubai to service the Middle East Northern Africa (MENA) region. It also trades in many sub-Saharan African countries, with a special focus on the Southern African Development Community (SADC).

Editorial Contacts:

The Jasco Group
Makwe Ngwato
Group Executive: Marketing & Comms
Tel: +27 11-2661547

Evolution PR
Lee Wanless
Tel: 011-4620628

For more information visit us at Jasco at



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