At ISE 2014 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Harman’s JBL Professional announced that it is incorporating Duran Audio’s products into the JBL Professional brand loudspeaker lineup. The new products will be sold as the JBL Intellivox and JBL AXYS product series.
The company states that the move further strengthens JBL Professional’s standing as an optimal resource for installed audio loudspeakers of all varieties.
“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.”
Nick Screen, Sales Director, Duran Audio B.V., states,“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.”
Intellivox loudspeakers deliver high levels of fidelity in venues where speech intelligibility is a paramount requirement. The addition of Duran Audio to Harman’s portfolio of commercial audio and lighting technology companies underscores Harman’s strategy to complement continued growth through targeted acquisitions in adjacent technology and product areas across all geographic and vertical markets.