We’re off to another quick start when it comes to companies within the AV space joining forces through mergers and acquisitions, and we’re less than two weeks into the new year.
Bose today announced the acquisition of ZiipRoom, a developer of productivity and connectivity software for meeting rooms, conferences and devices.
ZiipRoom will integrate into Bose Professional, the dedicated group within the company that focuses on the needs of professional audio designers, consultants and system integrators.
The announcement was made by Bose Professional general manager Akira Mochimaru and “further underscores the ongoing commitment by Bose to provide the most comprehensive and intuitive tools for system integrators and end users alike,” according to the Bose press release.
ZiipRoom CEO and co-founder Martin Bodley, former CEO of Revolabs, will be leading the enterprise conferencing category for Bose Professional at its headquarters in Framingham, Mass.
“We are thrilled to bring ZiipRoom technology to Bose Professional,” said Martin Bodley in the Bose press release.
“Bose is heavily investing in developing the next generation of communications tools, and we share their values. We look forward to combining forces to offer market-driven solutions and engaging, user-friendly experiences.”
Bose and ZiipRoom Background
Bose Corporation was founded in 1964 by Dr. Amar G. Bose, then a professor of electrical engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The company “is driven by its founding principles, investing in long-term research with one fundamental goal: to develop new technologies with real customer benefits,” according to the press release.
ZiipRoom software provides one-click join capability for web-based meetings, multiple unified communication platforms, BYOD support, wireless presentation, no cables, embedded phone and analytics and learning functions, according to the company website.
“ZiipRoom software was purpose-built to connect you and your technology to provide the best meeting experiences you’ve ever had,” according to ZiipRoom’s website.
“Only ZiipRoom’s patented software knows you, your devices and calendars, your conferencing services, and all the hardware in the room – and brings it all together seamlessly so you always have one-click access to your next videoconference, phone call or wireless presentation.”