Latest Acquisition Underscores InFocus' Global Growth Strategy and Expansion to Better Serve Customers Worldwide
FRANKFURT, Germany & PORTLAND (Oregon), USA - Feb. 3, 2016 — InFocus today announced the acquisition of VIDCO, a systems provider of multimedia room and building solutions headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. This acquisition, following recently announced acquisitions of Avistar and Jupiter Systems, is the latest InFocus investment as it expands to serve its global customers as well as its geographic presence worldwide.
The acquisition provides new resources for InFocus, its EMEA channel partners and its end users. This March, InFocus will open an EMEA Executive Briefing Center and Training Academy in Frankfurt. InFocus channel partners will gain a state-of-the-art facility to preview and bring customers to see InFocus' integrated solutions—from projectors, to touch-enabled displays and videophones, to the latest in video conferencing and collaboration products. A regular schedule of sales and technical training classes for partners will be offered.
Other resources added through the acquisition will allow InFocus to offer a range of professional services to its channel partners, augmenting their own expertise with room design, network design, installation, and other services in support of complex deployments across a range of industries.
"Our end-to-end product line is unmatched in the industry," said Mark Housley, InFocus CEO. "This acquisition enhances our ability to localize and customize service for the European market, which is of paramount importance to our growth strategy. Expanding our offering to include custom consultation, installation and service regionally, is further evidence that we will be without peer as we transform the way people present, visualize and collaborate with each other."
"We are very pleased to be offering channel partners throughout the region custom support and a unique demonstration facility —particularly as new products are introduced and as demand to be able to show how they integrate grows," said Mark Harris, InFocus EMEA sales. "We believe access to hands-on demonstrations of the powerful, integrated breadth of InFocus products in a purpose-built facility along with on-demand access to specialized professional services will dramatically impact our ability to grow and service the EMEA market."
VIDCO has a more than 30-year history providing counseling, customized planning, and installations using the latest high-performance components, including professional services and support for customers in Germany and all over Europe. Providing specialized expertise for customers, VIDCO believes the ease-of-use and reliability of the integrated technology is a prerequisite - from the features of presentation and board rooms up to supporting enterprise systems by steering of all functions of the building. Post-acquisition, VIDCO will continue to provide sales and support, working closely with other InFocus partners in Europe.
About InFocus Corp.
InFocus, the inventor of the modern-day projector and pioneer of the category, innovates collaboration solutions that drive successful, visual teamwork in video walls, control rooms, large venues, conference rooms, classrooms and workstations throughout the world. InFocus' end-to-end, system level, in-room and video calling solutions deliver fluid, convenient, dynamic ways to connect, share and collaborate from anywhere. Visit www.InFocus.com or www.InFocusStore.com. Follow InFocus on social media at facebook.com/InFocusCorp, linkedin.com/company/InFocus or twitter.com/InFocusCorp and twitter.com/InFocusEDU.