Biamp adds wireless USB and content sharing to solutions portfolio with purchase of HRT SRL
Biamp has announced the acquisition of Huddle Room Technology (HRT) SRL based in Modena, Italy. The agreement adds HRT’s innovative family of Huddle Hub wireless USB and content sharing products to Biamp’s range of meeting room solutions.
HRT powers its products and improves the user experience in BYOD spaces as its flagship product, the Huddle Hub, lets computers and mobile devices connect to room peripherals including displays, speakers, microphones and cameras without any physical connection.
“HRT has demonstrated impressive vision and technical expertise in designing the Huddle Hub, a truly unique and potent BYOD meeting solution,” Biamp president, chief executive and co-chairman Rashid Skaf says.
“Huddle Hub provides wireless USB, screen sharing, screen rebroadcasting and smart room integration all from one platform, and when combined with our solutions, allows us to create truly extraordinary experiences for our customers.
“When we introduced our first USB collaboration hub, Devio, it was met with tremendous success and proved the appeal of high-performing, easy-to-use BYOD room solutions. The Huddle Hub’s wireless USB capability targets these same applications and is a natural and complementary addition to Biamp’s portfolio that we’re certain will be well received by integrators and end users alike.”
HRT chief executive Stefano Spattini is encouraged by the latest acquisition: “I’m tremendously proud of the technology and products we have developed at HRT.
“I fully believe the Huddle Hub has extraordinary potential to improve the meeting experience in a wide range of common scenarios. The challenge for HRT was how to give our products the visibility in a crowded AV market to let them reach their potential.
“Joining Biamp aligns us with a partner that is equally excited by what we’ve built and has the market reach and resources to take full advantage of what our solutions have to offer. I’m enthusiastic about what we will achieve together.”
Newly announced at ISE 2020, the Huddle Hub Enterprise (HH Enterprise) lets organisation create smart rooms that exist as permanent virtual meeting places. Users can enter anywhere reachable by the network and instantly begin collaborating with other visitors in the smart room.
Ideal for small groups that meet around tables in lobbies, offices or any other location not equipped with AV equipment. This lets users share content and collaborate easily and efficiently using only their computer or mobile device.
A single HH Enterprise device can host six simultaneous meetings with up to 150 total participants.