PxPixel
QSC, LLC Acquires Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. - AvNetwork.com

QSC, LLC Acquires Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc.

Author:
Publish date:

QSC Headquarters, Costa Mesa, CA (October 3, 2016)– QSC, LLC announces the acquisition of Ultra-Stereo Labs, Inc. (“USL”), effective September 30, 2016. The acquisition will allow QSC to offer an industry-leading portfolio of audio-visual processing and B-chain solutions under the QSC and USL brands for the motion picture exhibition industry.

“As the first major acquisition in the nearly 50-year history of our company, we naturally wanted to find a company that would be an excellent strategic fit for QSC,” says Jatan Shah, Chief Operating Officer of QSC. “We recognize the many valuable contributions that USL has made to the cinema industry over the years, and are confident that the integration of the two companies will provide an even more powerful total value proposition for our customers. The two companies are complementary in terms of product offering and how we view our commitment to the customer.”

Barry Ferrell, QSC’s Chief Strategy Officer and leader of the Cinema business unit for the company, agrees. “While there is certainly overlap in our domestic distribution channel, the breadth and depth of the QSC international distribution network will significantly expand the combined QSC/USL global footprint. And while the product catalogs have some areas of overlap, for the most part the catalogs are extremely complementary, allowing QSC to offer an unprecedented and comprehensive range of cinema solutions.”

Both companies are well-established in the global cinema market. QSC and USL product philosophies are extremely compatible; both emphasize high quality, high value products at a reasonable price, backed by best-in-class service and product support. This is evidenced in the fact that USL has won the highly-coveted International Cinema Technology Association’s (ICTA) “Manufacturer of the Year” award a record six times, and QSC has won it three times. QSC and USL are the only companies in the history of ICTA to win consecutive “back to back” awards.

“I can think of no better company in the cinema industry to turn over the stewardship of the USL brand than QSC,” says Jack Cashin, USL Founder and Chief Product Visionary. “We are so pleased to finalize this agreement, and look forward to an amazing future together.” 

QSC is looking forward to joining forces with Jack Cashin as an integral part of the product development team for USL branded products.

Founded in 1968, QSC has evolved from an audio amplifier manufacturer to a full audio systems supplier for the live sound, systems integration, and cinema industries. Based in Costa Mesa, CA, QSC is the top supplier of power amplifiers for the global cinema industry, and also a leader in signal processing and loudspeakers. 

San Luis Obispo, CA-based USL was founded by Jack Cashin in 1982, and has been one of the leading suppliers of award-winning audio signal processing and audio-visual test and measurement products for the cinema and pro AV industries. 

About QSC

QSC is a globally recognized manufacturer of audio, video, and control solutions for all commercial applications. QSC Cinema offers the cinema industry’s most comprehensive catalog of products including signal processing, power amplifiers, and loudspeakers. Supported by a team of knowledgeable and highly experienced cinema professionals, QSC Cinema provides optimized system solutions for rooms of any size, sound format, and budget. www.qsc.com

Related

QSC Audio Selects Channel IQ

Costa Mesa, CA-- QSC Audio Products LLC has selected Channel IQ to monitor minimum advertised price (MAP) policy for its U.S. domestic online sales channels.   In its decision to bring in Channel IQ as a partner, QSC determined that Channel IQ offered an extremely comprehensive and automated solution, allowing the

QSC Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Looks Forward promo image

QSC Celebrates 50th Anniversary, Looks Forward

In 1968, the company known today as QSC was born as Quilter Sound Things in a small industrial building in Costa Mesa, CA. Founded to create hand-built guitar amplifiers, the company realigned its mission to focus on power amps and has grown into a worldwide brand through ‘constant innovation and forward transformation.’

Barco Acquires Folsom Research, Inc.

Barco has acquired Folsom Research based in Sacramento, CA. According to Barco, the new entity, now known as Barco-Folsom, LLC, will combine their core strengths to provide technology leadership through continued investment in R&D and building long-term strategic alliances with rental and staging partners.

QSC Named Among Top OC Workplaces

Costa Mesa, CA-- QSC Audio Products has been named one of the Top Orange County Workplaces for the second year in a row, according to the daily newspaper, The Orange County Register. The results were based upon anonymous survey results from almost 20,000 employees from various companies surveyed throughout the regi