Thorvin Electronics: Our Trusted Partner in Canada

Jan. 2, 2018

For over 20 years, Contemporary Research (CR) has set the standard for simple, yet intelligent professional AV television tuners. Our solutions for system integration are proven in countless installations, with customers turning to us for HDTV tuners that are reliable, easy-to-use, and affordable. We dedicate our efforts to ensure that all our integrators and end users enjoy an incredible experience, winning us fans across the country. But when a surge in demand for our solutions occurred in Canada, we were motivated to seek out a partnership with a distribution leader who could be trusted to provide CR products and world-class support in the Great White North.

Three years ago, CR initiated the search for a Canadian distributor that would not only be able to explain and sell CR products, but service them locally so customers wouldn’t have to ship their devices to the States for support. Thorvin Electronics, one of Canada’s premier AV integrators and distributors, turned out to be the perfect match. Founded in 1974, this Ontario-based company boasts a driven sales force that visits dealers all over the country, and has a reputation throughout Canada for service that is second to none.

“We represent Contemporary Research in Canada,” says Jean-Marc Langevin of Thorvin Electronics “With us on board, we can supply the product faster and remove any customs issues. We also provide first level support for issues and advance replacements when needed. The partnership is 3-years strong and it’s been an amazing fit.”

Thorvin has been an indispensible partner at expanding the CR brand in Canada, selling our products to a variety of end users, including colleges, schools, broadcast facilities, corporations, and customers across a wide range of industries. The QAM and IP modulation products that CR manufactures fill a gap in Thorvin’s catalog, allowing the company to offer end users more comprehensive systems. The company has now added digital signage to its offerings, and continues incorporating the latest equipment and software, keeping the Canadian AV market imbued with state-of-the-art products.

The collaboration between CR and Thorvin has been immensely rewarding for both companies. And at CR, we feel fortunate to have found a reliable partner that is more than just a distributor, but a rep firm that is willing to go above and beyond to ensure the same high level of satisfaction that CR provides here at home, continues with our neighbors up north.

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