It was an easy choice to go with long time business partners Broadfield to act as a master distributor for the new vMix hardware line. From there, I started contacting critical reseller partners to pitch the new line. This would be a global effort and we set up resellers in the APAC, EMEA and North American markets. A reseller in Florida would handle Latin America. One might think this amount of effort required a couple of years, but we were extremely proud to have pulled it off in less than a year such that we had units on display the following year at NAB. We followed the vMix GO up with a prebundled laptop solution called the Thunder, but that product was probably a year or two ahead of its time.
The GO line did well with solid reviews from Streaming Media and other outlets. After 18 months with vMix, I realized I was looking for the next challenge and decided to move on. I was a bit surprised to learn after I left the folks at vMix decided they didn’t want to continue supporting a hardware product. Because the resellers like the solution, the GO line was turned over to the manufacturer (Acme Portable) to continue on. This unit is known today as the Acme GO and is built by a subsidiary called Acme Video Solutions. See our full lineup of Acme GO rigs here.
In the next post, I’ll detail an offer that pulled me away from vMix to design another really cool project/product, also one we sell here at DVStreamLine.