INFOCUS BROADENS TECHNOLOGY PROWESS WITH ACQUISITION OF VIDEO CONFERENCING SOLUTION PROVIDER AVISTAR
Acquisition adds Software Depth to InFocus' End-to-End Collaboration Portfolio
PORTLAND, Ore. - Feb. 2, 2016 — InFocus today announced the acquisition of Avistar, a video conferencing software provider specializing in technology that enables seamless video calling from mobile devices, video phones, tablets, desktops, touchscreen solutions and large-format video walls. This acquisition, following the recently announced acquisition of Jupiter Systems, adds software depth and proven technology to the InFocus mission of providing best-in-class end-to-end solutions that enable people to connect, collaborate and teach across the table and across the globe.
This acquisition enables InFocus to offer video conferencing at prices that are affordable for all budgets, whether it's connecting to a distant classroom or campus, or connecting an entire global infrastructure. Affordable video conferencing from InFocus is driving the ubiquitous use and democratization of advanced technology by making solutions accessible for all sizes of businesses, schools and facilities.
Avistar software technology is already deployed in the first-ever all-in-one Mondopad video conferencing system as well as the various calling services, such as ConX, InFocus provides. Additional products integrating Avistar solutions will be announced soon.
"Growth and depth in all areas is a key focus for us this year," said Mark Housley, InFocus CEO. "This acquisition expedites our ability to leverage software to more rapidly create and enhance the human experience of connecting, to anyone, anywhere."
With the purchase, InFocus has acquired all assets and will continue to leverage the global team of two-dozen software engineers to continue innovating and improving the video conferencing intellectual property.
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.