QSC announced today that the company acquired Attero Tech, effective September 30, 2019. This combines the portfolio of the Q-SYS audio, video and control ecosystem with Attero Tech’s networked AV endpoints and I/O peripherals. QSC’s development capabilities will grow as Attero Tech’s Fort Wayne-based engineering staff will join the multi-national QSC team.
“This acquisition is a natural next step for our organizations given our long relationship, highly compatible portfolios and the exceptional shared values and company cooperation that have developed over the last several years,” said Jatan Shah, the QSC chief operating technology officer. “Both QSC and Attero Tech were early adopters of network audio transport technology, including CobraNet, Dante and AES67. In addition, when QSC expanded the control capabilities of the Q-SYS Ecosystem in 2017, it allowed Attero Tech to become the first manufacturer partner to independently develop Q-SYS Control integration plug-ins, and has since developed 20 plug-ins for their portfolio of I/O devices.”
“A primary guiding principal of our Q-SYS product development strategy has been a protocol agnostic, software-based approach utilizing the best hardware available, combined with innovation at the software and application layer. This approach allowed us to deliver a standards-based, powerful, flexible and scalable AV&C platform unlike anything on the market,” said TJ Adams, the VP of systems product strategy and development for QSC. “Adding the Attero Tech peripherals to the greater Q-SYS Ecosystem will expand existing options for integration endpoints today, and enlist this new engineering talent pool to accelerate the pace of future software innovation and native end points for the platform.”
“Attero Tech has grown to become the premier provider of innovative, cost-effective audio networking I/O endpoints and AV connectivity solutions,” said Attero Tech President Rus Sundholm. “Our catalog of products have a well-earned reputation as highly robust, innovative products within the AV industry. We are excited and confident for the future of our combined organization.”
“This is such an exciting time for QSC and I am thrilled to welcome the Attero Tech team to the QSC family,” said QSC President and CEO Joe Pham. “We look forward to executing an integration strategy that prioritizes the needs of our customers, incorporating Attero Tech into QSC sales, support, service, marketing and training for our channel, while always striving to ensure and maintain a positive experience for our customers.”
QSC is a designer and manufacturer of high-performance loudspeakers, digital mixers, power amplifiers, audio processors, digital cinema solutions, and the Q-SYS software-based audio, video and control platform.
Attero Tech, founded in 2005, provides audio networking I/O endpoints and AV connectivity solutions.