Satish Aggarwal and Yamini Patel of Visual Technologies India Pvt Ltd took calculated risks, and followed it up with dedication and determination to become leading success stories in the country
Who doesn’t love a success story, especially one that spans two generations? Meet Satish Aggarwal and Yamini Patel, the father-daughter duo who manage the well-known Visual Technologies India Pvt Ltd (VTIPL), which was established in 1996. Starting as a distributor for some leading brands, like Panasonic, in the broadcasting over the years, VTI has plunged into design, system integration, configuration and turnkey projects. Today, the company represents international broadcasting brands – and exclusively represents Panasonic, Hitachi, Aviwest, etc. – in the country.
The company’s profile boasts of a plethora of products including camera systems, tripods and pedestals, live-streaming backpacks, video servers, mixers etc. Their solutions have served the top players of the market, owing to their audio/video market accessibility of over 80%.
VTI focuses on three main domains – broadcasting, education, security and surveillance. Under broadcast and education, it offers consultancy, systems integration, e-education, OB van solutions, teleport solutions, as well as archiving services. For security and surveillance, it has partnered with many OEMs to offer end-to-end solutions for IP-video, analog and hybrid systems.
VTI has steadily built a strong reputation of serving top players in the government, public and private sector TV channels, post-production companies and educational and research institutions. It offers an array of facilitators like transmitters, hybrid telephone systems, batteries, chargers, monitors, displays, NRCS and intercom systems as well as tele-prompters, lenses and automation.
COMPETENCIES – FOCUSED ON EXCELLENCE. DRIVEN BY INNOVATION
VTI’s committment to serve the needs of the broadcast audio-video Industry in India, is backed by a vision which focuses on anticipating market opportunities and rapidly developing technological solutions. It works closely with its customers to understand their specific requirements and find the best solution to meet their needs.
It is their passion that drives us to meet our customer’s expectations and to deliver quality service, support and integration that enhances their productivity.
LONG CLIENTELE LIST
VTI strongly believes that its customers are at the heart of everything it does. It considers the success as pivotal to its own success and hence, aims to build long-term collaborative partnerships with its clients with solutions that can meet their business needs with simplicity and ease.
It is this customer-centric outlook that has helped VTI add many reputed companies to its portfolio. These include Aaj Tak, ANI, ABP Live, NDTV, India TV, Network18, Star Plus, Sun TV, Times Now, TV9, Zee TV, etc. What’s more, many of these customers have also given the company glowing reviews over the solutions VTI has deployed.
Talking about this, SLK Prasada Rao, chief engineer, ETV said, “ETV has taken the lead in adopting DVCPro, P2, high-definition and AVCINTRA formats of Panasonic. The association with VTI, commencing with prototype testing, acquisition, training and the professional excellence of the VTI team with their total commitment for customer support made TV production at ETV a smooth, successful and pleasant experience.”
Dinesh Singh, CTO, NDTV added, “Of course, Panasonic has invested the best technology in the last decade with a format such as DVCPro, P2, and AVCINTRA, etc. However, the excellent support from VTI has provided a solid foundation to succeed in the market.”
Yet another person who endorsed VTI is Sandeep Jain of Star India who thanked the company for the wonderful support on making Star’s initiative of broadcasting on HD a success.
Over 180 professionals are a part of the VTI team, which consists of over 25 sales staff, and over 50 engineers across India.
The company aims to be easily accessible to its customers. VTI has its registered office in Delhi, corporate office in Noida , and 4 branch offices (Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata) spanned across the country, with one in Singapore as well.
The group has associate companies based in Houston, U.S.A. to co-ordinate sourcing of equipment and meet the delivery schedule of the customers in India.
Both Aggarwal and Patel believe that its people have helped script VTI’s success story and made it stronger over the past two decades. The company currently has close to 180 employees who operate out of offices in Noida, New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Chennai and Kolkata.
The company has set up four service centers nationally – in Noida, Mumbai, Chennai and Hyderabad – to ensure quicker and better after-sales support to its broadcast customers.
Built around the core commitment to excel, VTI weaves in the triad of Precision, Perfection, and Passion. Their commitment is backed by a focus on comprehending market opportunities, and swiftly developing augmentations to meet the ever-increasing needs of the industry.
VTI boasts of many successfully implemented projects, one of which is the TV Channel upgradation of technical facilities, including migration from SD to HD, for ETV 1, ETV2 and ETV 3.
The company also undertook and completed channel integration for Raj TV (Sushee Media) and T- News (Upgradation).
Setting up base-band, storage and archive solutions for MHRD – SWAYAM PRABHA, 32 Channel Setup at BISAG, Gandhinagar, was another achievement. The company set up E classroom studios for a number of educational institutions and central university, including the acclaimed IITs.
Facilitating the TV Studio at SRFTI, Kolkata and SUPVA, Rohtak, were few more feathers in their cap.