KLOVER PRODUCTS HISTORY & INFORMATION

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Klover Products, Inc. was founded in 2012 by Paul Terpstra and Patrick Santini with the intent of producing the safest, highest performance, most flexible parabolic microphones available.  Since its founding Klover Products has expanded its lines parabolic microphones and is constantly striving to bring new products to the audio video industry.

WHO WE ARE

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Patrick founded Kernwer LLC, and ModTruss LLC. These companies provide temporary stages and structures to the television broadcast industry. Kernwer’s stages can be seen at nearly every major sporting event such as: the MLB All-Star game, the World Series, the NFL playoffs and the Super Bowl.

Bio for Patrick Santini

Paul has years of experience in engineering and product design. He has operated an engineering consulting company called Innalytical Solutions since 2004. Paul has been providing engineering services to Patrick for many years.

Bio for Paul Terpstra

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Klover Timeline

2011

Patrick asked Paul to develop a parabolic microphone for Fox Sports, because Fox audio engineers had grown dissatisfied with the available products.

This original test unit turned out to be the first prototype of the microphone that would later become Klover Products’ first product, the Klover MiK 26.

2012

Klover Products Inc. was incorporated by Paul Terpstra and Patrick Santini.

The first Klover MiK 26 parabolic microphones were delivered to Fox Sports at the MLB All-Star game in Kansas City. It was quickly discovered that the pickup range of the 26-inch was too long to be used behind home-plate.  The waterfalls in the outfield of Kaufmann Field were being picked up by the parabolic from the backstop.

Fox Sports began using the Klover MiK 26 parabolic microphone for all football broadcasts.

2013

The Klover MiK 16, primarily targeted for use at baseball parks, was introduced at the NAB convention.

Randy Gardner, a freelance producer posed the question, at the NAB convention, if it would be possible to create a small parabolic collector that could be mounted to a camera or hidden in a corner.  Over the next year, the nine-inch diameter parabolic microphone, called theKlover MiK 09, was developed.

The Klover MiK 16 parabolic microphone was used at the MLB playoffs and World Series for the first time.

2014

The Klover MiK 26 parabolic microphones were used in the broadcast of the NFL Super Bowl for the first time.

The Klover MiK 09 was introduced at the NAB convention.

Klover Products licensed a United States patent on a unique lens cleaning system for video camera lenses.

This concept of the lens cleaning system was expanded from mobile video cameras to the large stationery lenses (box lenses) and demonstrated at the NAB convention.

A major league ball park purchased eight Klover MiK 16 parabolic microphones to be hard mounted in strategic locations for the duration of the baseball season.

Audio engineer David Grundtvig began using the Klover MiK 09 for broadcast of NBA basketball games.

2015

The Klover MiK 09 was used for the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament by audio engineer David Grundtvig.

Klover Products was granted a United States patent on the unique construction of the Klover MiK 26 and Klover MiK 16 parabolic microphones.

The Klear Shot lens cleaning system was successfully demonstrated for the Big 10 Network at a University of Wisconsin football game.

The Klover MiK 26 parabolic microphones were used in the broadcast of the Canadian Football League’s Grey Cup for the first time.

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