Biamp Systems acquires Creative Audio
In a major expansion of its audio engineering research and development capabilities, Biamp Systems has announced the acquisition of Creative Audio.
The acquisition, which was announced by Biamp Systems President Ralph Lockhart, provides the company with immediate access to a highly evolved and experienced engineering development team that will enable the company to accelerate its R&D programs in digital audio networking technologies.
Currently, Creative Audio products are featured in many prestigious installations throughout the world including the US House of Representatives, the Sydney Opera House, Stadium Australia, and Heathrow Airport. The company has developed forward-looking networked technologies for audio control and communications, as well as advanced paging systems.
"Creative Audio has proven to have a remarkable technical core with a keen understanding of contractor requirements and end-user needs," Lockhart noted. "Biamp Systems shares this close connection to the market and places a high value on providing innovative approaches that create valuable solutions for our customers. I am confident that our engineering teams, though separated by many miles, will jointly raise the bar in turning out great new products".
CobraNet licensee Creative Audio's products include entertainment communications systems and large scale automated paging control systems.
Commenting on the acquisition, Creative Audio Engineering Director, Neil Packer, said, "Rarely in business do companies achieve such a compelling fit as we have achieved with BIAMP today. Our engineering competencies will compliment the work Biamp is doing extremely well, and there is a strong cultural fit as well".
"Our goal in acquiring Creative Audio was to take two strong design groups and leverage the best of both to apply bright minds and fresh approaches to the development of new products," explained Steve Metzger, Biamp Systems Vice President of Business Development. "This move allows Biamp to reach into new market opportunities with the same eye for creating forward-thinking solutions as we have with our current products. We're excited about what this means for us and our customers!"