DWV Acquires Aphex

PARK CITY, UT—DWV Entertainment, a newly created entertainment company from leading audio industry veterans David Wiener and Robin Sibucao, has acquired Sun Valley, CA-based Aphex Systems, the audio-processing and professional audio technology company. Aphex will now join DW Collection, a luxury consumer product brand, as the second company underneath DWV Entertainment’s umbrella of entertainment-focused brands.

Aphex products are seen in myriad applications from recording and broadcast studios to touring productions. DW Collection is a luxury high performance audio and entertainment equipment manufacturer which has already incorporated Aphex technology into several of its products.

“From our Aphex motto of ‘Making Your World Sound Better’ to DW Collection’s motto of ‘Respect The Music,’ it’s pretty clear our companies have complimentary goals,” said DWV Entertainment’s president and CEO David Wiener. “We plan to expand our Aphex offerings with products and licensable technologies. At the same time, we’ll bring our culture of creativity and innovation to Aphex and create even more excitement and customer awareness.”

Wiener and Sibucao plan to create a third company under the DWV Entertainment umbrella, as yet unnamed, to bring the combined engineering and aural excellence and expertise to more value-priced electronic products.

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Vaddio Partners With U Of Michigan

MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Vaddio has made its first formal technology partnership with the University of Michigan. The research and technology behind Vaddio’s new AutoTrak IR Tracking System stems from the University’s Physics Department Professor, Homer Neal, and his pioneering research in the field of Robotic Camera Tracking technology.

The agreement, which encompasses both an existing technology transfer agreement and a research-funding grant to the university, allows for continued future development and research by the University of Michigan in the areas of robotic camera tracking technologies.

Porto Joins AVTEG

HUNTINGTON, NY—Mario Porto has joined AVTEG as partner, in charge of sales and marketing. Mario will take on the responsibility of managing AVTEG’s sales and marketing efforts as well as guiding the company’s continued growth and seeking new opportunities in specific vertical markets.

Porto has a long and varied career within the AV industry. He has held positions as VP of sales at some of the largest AV integration companies in the country and even owned his own integration company, WAVE. Porto has served on the board of Infocomm and was chairman of the SAAVI Committee for three years.