Riedel continue to invest in new technologies, with its acquisition of Swiss engineering company Archwave.
This new partnership creates research and development (R&D) hub in Zurich, and increases Riedel’s global engineering team to over 100 engineers, while expanding its R&D capabilities for IP and standards such as AES67.
CEO of Riedel Communications Thomas Riedel commented: “At Riedel, IP standards are vital not only for our intercom portfolio but also for all of the other Riedel product lines. By collaborating with Archwave, we are taking another important step towards providing complete networking solutions that allow broadcasters to work the way they want to work.
“With our new engineering team in Switzerland, we now have all the tools we need to create the plug-and-play workflows that our clients need for their transition to IP.”
As part of this agreement, Riedel will also acquire Cymatic Audio, an audio specialist within the music industry. This move means Riedel will enter new markets and build closer relationships with musicians, who already rely on Riedel technology in the background.
CEO of Archwave Technologies B.V., Arie van den Broek commented: “It is not often that such a strong and obviously strategic fit presents itself, but that is what I found with Riedel. Riedel’s strength, operational excellence, and commitment to open technology were the factors that drove the development of this new relationship.
“We also appreciate that the deal offers new channels to markets within the existing Riedel organisation. The team and I are extremely happy and excited to move forward as part of the Riedel family.”