Professional loudspeaker systems specialist Fulcrum Acoustic has announced the formation of Fulcrum Immersive following its acquisition of acoustic design and signal processing provider, Venueflex. The company said the “goal of the acquisition is to provide a complete set of hardware and software tools that enable designers and integrators to design and deploy immersive solutions in a modular, scalable manner from small to large.”
Fulcrum Immersive technologies include software modelling tools, hardware and software signal processing modules, loudspeakers, amplifiers, and acoustic treatments that address project requirements for venues from conception through installation. In addition to the technological aspects of the acquisition, Fulcrum Immersive gains the expertise of sales, technical, and customer service personnel, the company said.
“In the 20+ years that I’ve known Paul [Henderson, Venueflex CTO], I’ve watched him create a number of compelling technologies,” said Stephen Siegel, president of Fulcrum Acoustic. “Paul demonstrated some of the spatial tools that he had developed and expressed interest in partnering to bring these to a broader market. As we discussed further, it was obvious that Paul’s technologies and team would be a natural extension of our core business.”
Dr. Paul Henderson will now serve as Fulcrum Acoustic VP of software & immersive. “I’ve enjoyed a long relationship with Stephen, Dave Gunness, and many of the Fulcrum staff, and have been impressed over the years with their innovations in loudspeaker technology and Fulcrum’s commitment to customers. As our immersive audio tools started taking form, it was obvious that the fusion of our two brands could bring powerful immersive experiences to new audiences across the globe. The future of Fulcrum Acoustic and Fulcrum Immersive is very bright, and we are very excited to develop some great new products and tools together.”