About Us

Here is how we started…

Pro Video Systems is owned and operated by Rick Haywood. Rick worked for Panasonic for twenty-four years before taking over the distribution of Panasonic Professional and Broadcast products in October 2011.

In his time at Panasonic Rick was the Manager for the complete professional AV product group. This included Broadcast equipment, Projectors, commercial screens, ToughbookPC’s and digital signage software. As part of this role Rick has worked with many major clients and projects, including the AV fit out for Eden Park prior to the Rugby World Cup including the massive LED replay screens.

Needless to say over twenty-four years we have seen some massive changes in broadcast technology, but none more significant than the introduction of solid state recording and file based workflows. Rick worked closely with TV3 as they were one of the first networks in the world to adopt a solid state news acquisition workflow. The advent of Panasonic’s pioneering P2 format gave broadcasters the opportunity to leap over other recording media and move directly from tape to solid state. This breakthrough technology is now taken for granted but it changed the way we work forever.

Pro Video Systems offers a range of professional AV solutions and consultancy. Whether your needs be stadium size projection, digital signage or film and television production we have the products to suit and the experience to make it work.