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Extron acquires lecture capture software company

Paddy Baker 11 August 2015

Extron Electronics has purchased Entwine AG of Zurich, which it describes as “a leader in software development using proven open source technologies”. Entwine builds end-to-end video capture and presentation capture solutions using OpenCast Matterhorn, HTML5, and WebRTC.

The Entwine team has decades of real-world experience designing and developing a wide range of video capture and distribution solutions across various markets. Its expert engineering teams have provided advice and hands-on assistance for using open source and proprietary video technologies in the education, corporate and healthcare industries.

Entwines founder Andy Wasklewicz and Tobias Wunden said in a joint statement: “Extron is the market leader for AV systems products, and with the SMP 351 Streaming Media Processor, they have set a new standard for high-performance streaming and recording hardware. We are excited to join the Extron team and are thrilled at the opportunity to offer customers end-to-end presentation capture solutions that leverage the strength of our combined hardware and software technologies.”

Andrew Edwards, president of Extron, said: “Entwine has proven expertise developing software for enterprise-scale presentation capture systems, including Europe’s largest lecture capture system at the University of Manchester in the UK, which involves over 300 classrooms. With this acquisition, we are excited to add a software engineering group with many years of expertise in the field of network-based presentation capture systems to Extron’s industry leading engineering team.”

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