InFocus Buys VIDCO
InFocus today announced the acquisition of VIDCO, a systems provider of multimedia room and building solutions headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. This acquisition, following recently announced acquisitions of Avistar and Jupiter Systems, is the latest InFocus investment as it expands to serve its global customers as well as its geographic presence worldwide.
The acquisition provides new resources for InFocus, its EMEA channel partners and its end users. This March, InFocus says they will open an EMEA Executive Briefing Center and Training Academy in Frankfurt. InFocus channel partners will gain a state-of-the-art facility to preview and bring customers to see InFocus’ integrated solutions-from projectors, to touch-enabled displays and videophones, to the latest in video conferencing and collaboration products. A regular schedule of sales and technical training classes for partners will be offered.
Other resources added through the acquisition will allow InFocus to offer a range of professional services to its channel partners, augmenting their own expertise with room design, network design, installation, and other services in support of complex deployments across a range of industries.
VIDCO has a more than 30-year history providing counseling, customized planning, and installations using the latest high-performance components, including professional services and support for customers in Germany and all over Europe. Providing specialized expertise for customers, VIDCO believes the ease-of-use and reliability of the integrated technology is a prerequisite – from the features of presentation and board rooms up to supporting enterprise systems by steering of all functions of the building. Post-acquisition, VIDCO will continue to provide sales and support, working closely with other InFocus partners in Europe.