Green Hippo Teams with DWR Distribution to Deliver South African Training Days

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RSA’s AV professionals attend a successful series of Hippotizer training, hosted by Green Hippo’s exclusive distributor.

Phil Blue, Sales Manager at Green Hippo, joined with DWR Distribution, a leading player in the installation sector, to deliver a week-long training programme to Green Hippo’s South African distributor’s client base. Sessions were led by Phil with logistical and technical support from DWR’s local staff.

First stop on the Republic of South Africa schedule was Cape Town, where Phil gave an illuminating session, including using DWR’s Hippotizer Boreal and Karst set-up to take attendees through ZooKeeper – Hippotizer’s interface, which allows for real-time control of the engine and all its components.

Phil then flew to South Africa’s east coast to take a session in DWR’s Durban office. The day again covered ZooKeeper, as well as ideas regarding using Green Hippo products in Durban’s churches and theatres, such as the historic Playhouse Theatre. Phil then journeyed to Johannesburg where he and DWR held a training event in the distributor’s main South African office. Here, the team set-up four LCD displays, ensuring that everyone had a great view of Phil’s step-by-step study of ZooKeeper.

“Huge thanks to the team at DWR for their invaluable support, not to mention making me feel so incredibly welcome. It’s always pleasure to meet Green Hippo users and help them get even more from our impressive line of kit,” said Phil Blue.

Dylan Jones of DWR commented: “The Roadshow was very successful and all who attended were excited about the product. I personally found the SHAPE 3D Mapping Software very interesting. Being able to import 3D models from CAD into SHAPE and then visualize your Projection Mapping for masking and alignment before setup is an invaluable tool. I really enjoyed learning from Phil Blue and his training really put forward the foundations of the Hippotizer Software.”

About Green Hippo

Formed in 2000, Green Hippo is a leading player in the field of scenic video. Its Hippotizer range, now in its 4th generation, provides real-time video playback for events including Eurovision, the Academy Awards, and Super Bowl halftime shows. Theatre spectaculars, such as the West End’s Love Never Dies and Broadway’s American Idiot rely on the system’s flexibility during production periods, and concert tours for artists such as Beyoncé, Jay Z, and Madonna attest to Hippotizer’s on-the-road reliability.

Hippotizer media servers now reside in the inventory of the major video playback equipment rental companies worldwide, alongside an ever-growing set of global owner-operators. Based in London and Glendale, CA, Green Hippo provides innovative solutions and support to users, distributors and installers worldwide.