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PLANTRONICS BUYS POLYCOM FOR $2B

PLANTRONICS BUYS POLYCOM FOR $2B

Plantronics has announced its complete acquisition of Polycom for $2b. The acquisition of Polycom will accelerate and expand Plantronics’ vision and enable it to deliver the broadest portfolio of end points in the Unified Communications and Collaboration (UCC) ecosystem. “We are pleased that Plantronics and Polycom are moving ahead as one company focused on putting
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July 4, 2018 Industry

LOUD AUDIO SELLS MARTIN AUDIO TO LDC

LOUD AUDIO SELLS MARTIN AUDIO TO LDC

LOUD Audio, LLC, a portfolio company of Transom Capital Group, has sold the Martin Audio brand from its portfolio of Pro Audio and MI businesses to UK-based mid-market private equity investor LDC. This move is aimed at allowing LOUD to narrow its focus and deliver the best possible products and experience to its Pro Audio
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July 4, 2018 Industry

TDC AT VIVID SYDNEY

TDC AT VIVID SYDNEY

Australian entertainment technology company TDC (Technical Direction Company) is providing large scale projection mapping and technology for this year’s Vivid Sydney, which takes place over 23 nights from 25 May – 16 June. This year Vivid Sydney celebrates its tenth anniversary. “This year, visitors to Vivid Sydney can expect even brighter, clearer, better-defined projection from
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June 1, 2018 News

MACKIE & AMPEG DISTRIBUTION GOES TO AMBERTECH

MACKIE  & AMPEG DISTRIBUTION GOES TO AMBERTECH

Loud Audio has announced that Amber Technology will distribute the Ampeg and Mackie brands in Australia. As a full-line distributor, Amber will handle sales, distribution, and support for the brands beginning March 1, 2018. Headquartered in Warriewood, New South Wales, Amber is one of Australia’s largest and most respected distributors of technology equipment for the
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February 16, 2018 News

ULA GROUP PARTNERS WITH SGM

ULA GROUP PARTNERS WITH SGM

ULA Group has announced a new partnership with SGM, a Danish company specialising in LED lighting solutions. Cuono Biviano, MD of ULA Group comments: “We are extremely proud of our new partnership with SGM, which came just in the right time when our company is growing and expanding into new market segments. The SGM products
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January 25, 2018 News

EXTERITY GROWS IN APAC REGION

EXTERITY GROWS IN APAC REGION

To support growth in the APAC region, Exterity has hired three new members of staff spread across the region, reporting to Jamie Hind, Regional Director for Asia Pacific: Greg Bright, Solutions Consultant, Asia Pacific, based in Sydney: Greg joins Exterity’s Asia Pacific team as a Solutions Consultant, bringing a wealth of technology and market knowledge.
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December 20, 2017 News

NORTEK SECURITY & CONTROL MERGES WITH CORE BRANDS

NORTEK SECURITY & CONTROL MERGES WITH CORE BRANDS

Nortek Security & Control and Core Brands today announced a strategic merger that combines the two industry leaders’ innovation and resources to lead the smart home and security markets with a suite of connected solutions and business programs that create meaningful opportunities for dealers and distributors. The combined company, operating as Nortek Security & Control
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December 19, 2017 News

BEHIND SOUNDTUBE: A WORD WITH ANDY LOPEZ

BEHIND SOUNDTUBE: A WORD WITH ANDY LOPEZ

At InfoComm17, AV Magazine caught up with Andy Lopez, Director of International Sales for MSE Audio. Andy shared his thoughts on the history and direction of one of MSE’s primary brands, SoundTube. Text: Andy Lopez SoundTube is the bread and butter brand of MSE Audio. The key feature of SoundTube is that we provide speakers
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August 21, 2017 News

PEOPLE POWERS RECOGNITION FOR CTS

PEOPLE POWERS RECOGNITION FOR CTS

Corporate Technology Services has been recognised for its strong focus on its people by being nominated as a finalist at the annual Australian HR Awards. The bespoke audiovisual services company celebrated 15 years in business this year and is in the running for the Employer of Choice (1-99 employees) category. For CTS, the nomination is
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July 18, 2017 News

SCENE CHANGE WITH ADAMSON S10

SCENE CHANGE WITH ADAMSON S10

Who doesn’t love a good PA shootout? Bay 17 at Sydney’s Carriageworks recently hosted an epic battle between PAs from three of the big brands, organised by Aussie AV firm Scene Change. Each PA was represented by its Australian distributor, with technical experts on hand to show Scene Change staff how to prep, configure, rig,
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May 24, 2017 News