Harman Acquires SVSi

[![Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division](/content/images/2015/06/Blake-Augsburger-275x300.jpg)](/content/images/2015/06/Blake-Augsburger.jpg)Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division
Harman International has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products.

Based in Huntsville, AL, SVSi manufactures and sells an extensive portfolio of products for delivering AV over an IP network. Included among these is a full range of encoders and decoders, windowing/wall processors, an audio transceiver, video recorder, and management software. SVSi will join Harman Professional’s Video and Control Strategic Business Unit (SBU) led by Rashid Skaf and marketed under the AMX by Harman brand. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“Harman was early to recognize the emergence and potential of AV over IP,” comments Blake Augsburger, president of the Harman Professional Division. “For more than six years, we have been steadily introducing new products to serve growing customer demand for IP-based products. With the acquisition of SVSi, we will accelerate our development plan with the addition of extraordinary expertise from the SVSi team.”

“As an independent company, SVSi has enjoyed tremendous success and acceptance of our networked AV solutions,” says Andy Whitehead, SVSi president and founder. “Our products have been recognized with numerous industry awards and, more importantly, been adopted by a wide number and variety of leading organizations in the entertainment, government, education, and corporate sectors. By joining forces with HARMAN, we can deliver the benefits of our solutions to more customers, faster than we could do on our own.”

SVSi products can be ordered immediately from all existing SVSi dealers or AMX dealers.

For more information, contact AMX Canada: 514-695-4883, FAX 514-695-5243,,

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Michael Raine is the Editor-in-Chief at Canadian Musician, Canadian Music Trade, Professional Sound, and Professional Lighting & Production magazines. He also hosts the Canadian Musician Podcast.
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