Yamaha has acquired audio specialist Revolabs.
The merger of the two companies is said to be targeted at helping Yamaha grow its enterprise presence for audio equipment.
"With the market for conference room equipment expected to expand worldwide, I am extremely happy to welcome Revolabs — a company that has earned a high level of trust from customers and grown rapidly in this market — as a member of the Yamaha Group," said Takuya Nakata, president of Yamaha Corporation.
"Revolabs’ ethos of creating products that provide value for customers with strong technical capabilities as a base meshes well with the Yamaha Group’s corporate philosophy.”
“By combining Revolabs’ wireless microphone systems and wireless conference phones with Yamaha’s voice communication devices and professional audio equipment, we expect to be able to create even more appealing solutions for our customers.”
Revolabs will continue to operate as a wholly-owned subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and execute on its existing roadmap with the current management team. The transaction is expected to be completed by the end of March 2014.
"Since we started the company in 2005, Revolabs has shown an ability to innovate and bring exciting products to the market," commented Jean-Pierre Carney, CEO and founder of Revolabs.
"We’ve grown a strong team, have an exciting roadmap with industry-leading technology, and were already on track to more than double our revenues this year.”
“Taking advantage of the strengths of the two companies will make our solutions stronger and expand our reach around the globe. There are a lot of great synergies between Yamaha and Revolabs, and our customers will receive the most benefit from this merger."
Alongside the announcement of the merger, also revealed the FLX UC 1000 IP conference phone.
The FLX UC 1000 features SIP call and USB audio support, full-duplex technology and multiple communication channel integration, and is targeted at those seeking a desktop and small room conferencing solution.
The FLX UC 1000 features a dialer with a 3.5-inch color display and USB support, meaning users can connect the speakerphone to a laptop, PC or tablet for use with communication applications such as Skype, Lync, Sametime and WebEx.
"As HD audio becomes available across so many platforms, customers need a UC solution that can support the same fidelity requirements as high-end speaker systems," said Tim Root, chief technology officer of Revolabs.
"Our audio technology already drives the leading IP conference phone on the market today.”
“The FLX UC 1000 combines high-fidelity sound with outstanding microphone and echo cancellation technology while dual USB and IP telephony communication channels allow users to take full advantage of unified communication capabilities — without any compromises to audio quality or protocol flexibility.”
“Once again, Revolabs’ combination of audio convenience, elegant design features, and advanced audio technologies has resulted in the market’s most comprehensive device for unleashing the power of UC-based collaborations."