AGREEMENTS, PARTNERSHIPS AND ACQUISITIONS
Feb 1, 2002 12:00 PM
Russound acquired IntelliNet Controls; formal integration was scheduled for January 1, 2002… Dolby Laboratories has taken a strategic stake in Australian audio enhancement technology company Lake Technology. Dolby will acquire US$1 million of Lake's equity at AUD$0.30 per share, and subscribe to a US$2 million loan note convertible into Lake's equity at a later date…Video compression product provider Vela announced a partnership with InfoValue Computing Inc., a manufacturer of video streaming products…ReQuest Multimedia is participating in Elan Home Systems' VIA! Interface Partner program to provide seamless integration for the AudioRequest MP3 management system…Omnivex Corporation and BCD Systems Inc. announced a merger, effective January 1, 2002. The merged company will operate as Omnivex Corporation and will keep the complete management and staff of both companies… Richco signed a licensing agreement with Miniflex Ltd. to exclusively manufacture and sell optical fiber bend limiting tubing (OFBLT)…An OEM agreement states that Rohde & Schwarz's entire line of broadcast test and measurement products are to be available as part of ADC's transmitter packages or in CATV transport systems…Fluke Corporation announced that the Danaher family of companies intended to purchase Lifschultz Industries Inc., including its wholly owned operating subsidiary, Hart Scientific Inc.… Herman Electronics has a partnership with ADC to distribute the company's broadcast products worldwide…A/V product manufacturer Marantz is expanding into the audio server market with an agreement to produce a hard-disk-based music server in partnership with Imerge…Imerge also announced a partnership with Onkyo in which Integra will produce a multizone-capable hard-disk audio system powered by Imerge's XiVA software…AudioControl teamed up with D-Tools and has licensed D-Tools Si…D-Tools has announced its membership in the Microsoft Certified Partner Program… Fujitsu and Crestron entered into agreements to facilitate the integration of each company's products in custom installations and commercial applications. Crestron is now a member of Fujitsu's Plasmavision Solutions Partnership Program; and Fujitsu is a member of Crestron's I2P program…Also part of the I2P program is Liberty Wire & Cable, which acquired wall-plate producer Whitronics Inc. of Tempe, AZ.