InFocus Acquires Video Conferencing Solution Provider Avistar

Acquisition adds software depth to parent company’s end-to-end collaboration portfolio

InFocus enhanced its end-to-end collaboration portfolio with the acquisition of Avistar, a video conferencing software provider that “specializ[es] in technology that enables seamless video calling from mobile devices, video phones, tablets, desktops, touchscreen solutions and large-format video walls,” according to a press release.

This deal, following InFocus’ recent acquisition of Jupiter Systems, adds software depth and proven technology to the company’s mission, which it outlines as “providing best-in-class end-to-end solutions that enable people to connect, collaborate and teach across the table and across the globe.”

“This acquisition enables InFocus to offer video conferencing at prices that are affordable for all budgets, whether it’s connecting to a distant classroom or campus, or connecting an entire global infrastructure,” according to the InFocus announcement. “Affordable video conferencing from InFocus is driving the ubiquitous use and democratization of advanced technology by making solutions accessible for all sizes of businesses, schools and facilities.”

Avistar software technology is deployed in the first-ever all-in-one Mondopad video conferencing system as well as the various calling services InFocus provides, such as ConX. Additional products integrating Avistar solutions will be announced soon.

“Growth and depth in all areas is a key focus for us this year,” said InFocus CEO Mark Housley in the announcement. “This acquisition expedites our ability to leverage software to more rapidly create and enhance the human experience of connecting, to anyone, anywhere.”

With the purchase, InFocus has acquired all assets and will continue to leverage the global team of two dozen software engineers.

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