Company History

Broadcast Audio and Video Equipment Supplier, Heartland Video Systems Inc. Company History

Heartland Video Systems Inc. (HVS) was forged by President Dennis Klas in 1990 as the Wisconsin office of Hartmann and Associates. The company developed as a test equipment manufacturer’s rep and microwave services company. These engineering roots have stayed with HVS and continue to shape the company. In 1997, the company became Heartland Video Systems, Inc. and was incorporated.

In the late 1990s, HVS invested in additional resources to provide ATSC master control and video compression systems. With this investment, HVS adapted and grew with their broadcast customers. The new area of MPEG compression and HDTV technologies provided many opportunities for HVS to grow with the broadcast industry. To support these new product areas, HVS developed integration/services, and customer support capability. This structure has been quite important in the current era as customers have smaller staffs than in the past.

HVS has partnered with a multitude of major communication equipment manufacturers to provide technologies for all links in the broadcast chain. HVS provides an array of manufacturer options, allowing customers to freely and conveniently select the products they require without concern of poor customer service. HVS caters to many multimedia production platforms, including television stations, broadcasting stations, colleges and universities and post production facilities.

Heartland Video Systems has been supplying the USA with quality communications equipment, professional installation services and ongoing technical support for over 20 years. HVS is a proud member of the Society of Broadcast Engineers (SBE), an honored recipient of a 2010 Engineering Excellence Award, and a voting member of ATSC. We look forward to the opportunity to assist you in the audio and video equipment supply field.



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