Harman in Northridge, Calif., announces its acquisition of SM Pro Audio, based in Melbourne, Australia. Harman is incorporating SM Pro Audio into the Harman Professional Division as a developer of pro audio and musical instrument (MI) technologies across Harman’s professional product brands.
Blake Augsburger, president of Harman Professional Division, states that the depth of innovation and quality of engineering talent at SM Pro Audio provides Harman Professional with a strong internal technology partner for a broad range of products.
“I am very pleased to welcome the SM Pro Audio team to the Harman fold," Augsburger says. "Together, we look forward to bringing a new depth of innovation to the broadest array of customers around the world.
"To that point, we have already envisioned ideas and concepts where SM Pro Audio products and technologies could benefit Soundcraft and Studer mixers, dbx signal processing, AKG transducers, and more," Augsburger continues. "We expect to introduce Harman products that feature SM Pro Audio technology in early 2015, including previews of two groundbreaking Soundcraft mixing products at NAMM 2015.”
SM Pro Audio was a privately held business. Harman is not disclosing additional details of the transaction at this time.
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