JBL Professional announced that it is incorporating Duran Audio’s products into the JBL Professional brand, with the new products to be sold as the JBL Intellivox and JBL AXYS product series. (Harman International announced the acquisition of Duran Audio in October, 2013.)
“We are excited to add these wonderful, leading-edge products to the JBL lineup,” says Rick Kamlet, senior market manager for Intellivox Products, JBL Professional. “Intellivox is a name that is already synonymous with beam steering and speech intelligibility. The products are highly respected by consultants, installers and end-users throughout the world.
“What Duran Audio has developed in recent years goes way beyond beam steering and their digital directivity technologies also include advanced Beam Shaping techniques—an important and extremely valuable capability that is unique in the industry.”
“The synergy of JBL Professional and Duran Audio is a thrilling development and we strongly feel that distributing our products through JBL Professional’s extensive sales and distribution organization will open doors to many more customers around the globe utilizing our products,” adds Nick Screen, sales director, Duran Audio.
Intellivox loudspeakers are known for delivering high fidelity in some of the most challenging and prestigious venues around the world, where speech intelligibility is a paramount requirement. The addition of Duran Audio to Harman Professional’s portfolio of commercial audio and lighting technology companies underscores a strategy to complement continued growth through targeted acquisitions in adjacent technology and product areas across all geographic and vertical markets.