Biamp Acquires Neets A/S — AV.technology
Biamp, supplier of professional audiovisual solutions based in Beaverton, Oregon, announces the acquisition of Neets A/S based in Horsens, Denmark.
Neets is a respected independent manufacturer of AV control systems. It offers a mature, comprehensive family of device controllers, control interfaces, and control software that is distinctive for its ease of use and elegant design. Neets’ products and expertise enhance Biamp’s current control offerings and cements it as a full line professional AV suppliers. In addition to control, Neets recently added several other innovative products that target conferencing applications including media bars, cameras, device hubs, and in-table connectivity systems.
“Neets is a company I’ve been impressed by and have been following for many years. Their products are notable for their extraordinary ease of use and careful consideration of everyone that encounters them in the product lifecycle, from designer, to programmer, to installer, to end user,” commented Rashid Skaf, Biamp President, CEO, and co-Chairman. “I’m pleased to welcome Neets into the Biamp family. Neets products directly complement Biamp’s solutions and will let us target an even wider range of venue types, sizes, and use cases and offer even more complete systems. This acquisition makes it easier than ever for our customers to stay within the Biamp solutions family for all applications.”
“I am excited to combine forces with Biamp and deliver the benefits of Neets’ solutions to a global audience.” added Michael Jarl Christensen, CEO Neets A/S. “As part of Biamp, with its broad product portfolio and worldwide distribution system, Neets will be able to deliver its products to a far larger customer community. Together, Biamp and Neets offer one of the broadest, most capable family of AV solutions available from any vendor anywhere in the world.”
Under Mr. Skaf’s direction, Biamp has charted an aggressive growth strategy that blends organic product line and distribution expansion with entry into new markets via acquisition. Biamp currently offers a wide range of audiovisual solutions that facilitate communication and collaboration in conference rooms, lecture halls, auditoria, arenas, stadia, and hospitality and retail spaces, as well as paging and notification and sound masking for open areas like offices, concourses, stadiums, retail centres, and casinos.
Neets will join Biamp as a new product family within the company’s portfolio, with business functions gradually being blended to form a single Biamp business.