Melbourne, Australia, June 2, 2020 – Blonde Robot Pty Ltd., a leading importer and distributor of prestigious branded products for the professional content creation markets, announces an important new distribution partnership with Studio Network Solutions (SNS).

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A., SNS offers complete shared storage solutions via its EVO shared storage workflow server, giving professional content creation teams total flexibility with built-in SAN and NAS and an array of tools to enhance any workflow.

“EVO is now used in over 70 countries, and our mission is to help media teams of all sizes succeed,” says Ryan Stoutenborough, President, Studio Network Solutions. “Signing Blonde Robot as our distributor for Australia and New Zealand is an ideal partnership because they share our enthusiasm for solving workflow problems, providing great customer service, creativity, and have a genuine love for the brands they represent. Their distribution network already has strong connections across similar market sectors such as post-production, VFX, broadcast, creative agencies, in-house marketing teams, sports, universities, houses of worship, and recording studios, and with SNS they can now address any need for better storage.”

Bundled with every new EVO shared storage system is the easy-to-use ShareBrowser media asset management software. Perfect for post-production teams collaborating around a shared storage workflow, ShareBrowser facilitates a central, searchable database with storage workspaces — including cloud services such as Dropbox, Amazon S3, Microsoft Azure, Hightail, and Adobe Creative Cloud — all visible in one place.

“The collaborative shared storage solutions offered by SNS are critical in the current climate where remote workflows have become a necessary part of today’s modern post-production approach,” comments Chris Horsley-Wyatt, Managing Director, Blonde Robot. “SNS is to be applauded for its swift response to the challenges presented by COVID-19 through their fast-tracking the release of SNS Nomad and SNS VPN, a complete remote editing workflow solution for users of the EVO shared storage system.”

SNS Nomad is a new tool that enables more efficient work-from-home and remote use cases and leverages several features already enabled and running in the background on most EVO media storage servers. Companies have improved collaboration for their in-house team and editors working virtually anywhere.

As part of the Midwich Group, Blonde Robot now also has the benefit of the audio visual and IT markets and the opportunity to expand further into these growing segments.

“Collaborative workflows, whether for the post-production sector or unified communications, is a key focus for Midwich,” notes Midwich APAC Managing Director, Michael Broadbent. “As a group, we continue to look at every facet of the media, production, audio visual, and IT landscapes to address any gaps and ensure we can help our reseller network keep pace with constantly shifting technology and deliver on market requirements, including business continuity.”

2020 sees the team from Blonde Robot celebrating 10 years, during which time they quickly earned renown within the media and entertainment industry for customised solutions delivered via a uniquely personal approach. To enquire about Studio Network Solutions products or to arrange a demonstration contact sales@blonde-robot.com.au.

About Blonde Robot Pty Ltd

Blonde Robot is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices in Singapore and Malaysia. The Company distributes products across a number of countries across the Asia-Pacific region including Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. Visit blonde-robot.com.au.

About Studio Network Solutions

Studio Network Solutions (SNS) is a leading media technology company committed to helping video production teams around the world transform the way they store, share, and organise media. By combining scalable, high performance shared media storage hardware with powerful workflow tools for teams working with Adobe® Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro X®, DaVinci Resolve®, Avid® Media Composer®, and other creative applications, SNS solutions empower post-production, broadcast, and VFX teams in over 70 countries to create amazing content, faster. Visit studionetworksolutions.com.

About Midwich

Midwich is a specialist AV distributor to the trade market, with operations in the UK and Ireland, Continental Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific. The Group has over 1,000 employees and long-standing relationships with over 400 vendors, including blue-chip organisations supporting a comprehensive product portfolio across major audio visual categories such as large format displays, projectors, digital signage, unified communications and professional audio. Visit midwich.com.au.