Lightware Visual Engineering turns 25 years old in 2023, and celebrated its anniversary at ISE 2023 with a post-show drinks celebration, after introducing new corporate AV solutions. The company is also set to strengthen its lines of educational, defence and intelligence market solutions throughout 2023, with many demonstrated in Barcelona. Record-breaking increases in revenue were recorded during 2022, more than 150% up on 2021.
The celebration comes at a time of rapid company growth, with Lightware strengthening the security profiles of its product range as collaborative AV over IP applications continue to soar in popularity across the globe. New advanced security features incorporated into Lightware’s products – like isolated ethernet networks and data diode technology – are said to guarantee unidirectional signal data flow while maintaining the flexibility to design collaborative environments.
Lightware now serves customers in more than 30 countries, reinforcing its position as one of the leading global AV solutions providers.
“Since we started this journey, we have always been strongly focussed on expanding the horizons of what is possible within the realms of signal management,” said Gergely Vida, Lightware founder and CEO. “Over the years, the pro AV industry has continually evolved, with customer needs changing with it. Our portfolio of networking and collaboration solutions, which includes numerous world-first technologies, is a dynamic family of flexible and scalable technologies that offers something for everyone and demonstrates our continued commitment to fully supporting integrators and their customers.”
As the company continues to grow into new regions and markets, Lightware is continuously expanding its product development and sales teams. It’s a huge leap from 1998, when Vida and his friends created the company, repairing projectors and plasma TVs. Since then, the company’s offerings have expanded from the traditional AV devices that brought the company its initial success – DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort matrix switches, signal distributors and signal amplifiers – to now include AV over IP- HDBaseT and SDVoE solutions.
“Our mission has always been to deliver reliable and versatile, yet simple and consistent AV solutions that make life easier, ensuring that technology is not an obstacle but a powerful tool,” said Vida. “We focus on customers’ needs and deliver viable solutions with an uncompromising level of customer service and support. As we enter our next quarter-century, we will keep listening, inventing, and delivering.”
In 2023, Lightware will prioritise delivering “exceptional” customer service by offering relevant and innovative products informed by customer feedback. While corporate remains the main vertical, education and defence are becoming increasingly important as the company grows.