Biamp to acquire Huddle Room Technology
Biamp announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Huddle Room Technology [HRT] based in Modena, Italy. The acquisition adds HRT's family of Huddle Hub wireless USB and content sharing products to Biamp's range of meeting room solutions.
Rashid Skaf, president, CEO, and co-chairman of Biamp, said: "HRT has demonstrated impressive vision and technical expertise in designing the Huddle Hub, a truly unique and potent BYOD meeting solution. Huddle Hub provides wireless USB, screen sharing, screen rebroadcasting, and smart room integration all from one platform, and when combined with our solutions, allows us to create truly extraordinary experiences for our customers. When we introduced our first USB collaboration hub, Devio, it was met with tremendous success and proved the appeal of high-performing, easy-to-use BYOD room solutions. The Huddle Hub's wireless USB capability targets these same applications and is a natural and complementary addition to Biamp's portfolio that we're certain will be well received by integrators and end-users alike."
Stefano Spattini, CEO of HRT, said: "I'm tremendously proud of the technology and products we have developed at HRT. I fully believe the Huddle Hub has extraordinary potential to improve the meeting experience in a wide range of common scenarios. The challenge for HRT was how to give our products the visibility in a crowded AV market to let them reach their potential. Joining Biamp aligns us with a partner that is equally excited by what we've built and has the market reach and resources to take full advantage of what our solutions have to offer. I'm enthusiastic about what we will achieve together."
Announced and exhibited at ISE in Booth 14-B140 is the corporate cloud-based version of Biamp HRT's collaboration technology, Huddle Hub Enterprise [HH Enterprise]. A single HH Enterprise device can host six simultaneous meetings with up to 150 total participants.