“These past few months and weeks have been like nothing anyone alive today has ever experienced.”
With that, Inovonics President/CEO Ben Barber penned an open letter to the broadcasting industry to provide an update on how the Felton, Calif., based tech company has been impacted by the novel coronavirus pandemic.
He wrote the letter April 17. “It is a bizarre feeling to have had our ‘NAB Flight Reminder’ pop up on my calendar this morning, and once again to be hit with the realization that the largest broadcast show in the western hemisphere is not happening for 2020,” Barber said.
Barber then recalled how on March 16 Inovonics made the decision to send its employees home for their safety and the safety of their families. California soon afterward put a statewide “shelter-in-place” order into effect, where no more than 10 people can gather in one place with a minimum of 6 feet distance between them.
“We asked all employees who could work from home to continue to do so in an effort to keep ‘business as usual’ for our customers, whether that is taking orders, repairing products, or offering tech support,” Barber said. “For the team members who can’t work from home, Inovonics continues to make sure their financial needs are met.”
For customers awaiting equipment, not to fear: Inovonics is still able to ship gear, Barber says. “We are able to receive orders and ship them from stock on an abbreviated schedule,” he notes, with all orders shipped on a Monday/Wednesday/Friday schedule.