HARMAN Acquires Networked AV Company SVSi


HARMAN International announced today that it has acquired SVSi, a maker of networked AV products, which will be incorporated into HARMAN’s AMX brand. Based in Huntsville, Alabama, SVSi manufactures and sells products for delivering a 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,” commented Blake Augsburger, President 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.”

SVSi products can be ordered immediately from all existing SVSi dealers or AMX dealers. More information on SVSi and its products can be found here.

At InfoComm, rAVe’s Joel Rollins had an exclusive interview with Andy Whitehead and Shaun Robinson, SVSi president and founder: