ISE 2018: Riedel acquires Archwave and Cymatic, creates Zurich IP engineering hub

Riedel is making continued investments in new technologies with its acquisition of Swiss engineering company Archwave.

The new partnership, which was announced at the ISE Show in Amsterdam this week, will create a research and development (R&D) hub in Zurich and increase Riedel’s global engineering team to over 100 engineers while expanding its R&D capabilities for IP and standards such as AES67.

Archwave is an audio-networking and streaming specialist that promotes open standards for the interconnection of audio and video equipment in professional environments.

"By collaborating with Archwave, we are taking another important step towards providing complete networking solutions that allow broadcasters to work the way they want to work,” said Thomas Riedel, the company’s founder and CEO. “With our new engineering team in Switzerland, we now have all the tools we need to create the plug-and-play workflows that our clients need for their transition to IP.”

As part of the agreement, Riedel will also acquire Cymatic Audio, an audio specialist within the music industry. Riedel said this move allows it to enter new markets and get closer to musicians who already rely on Riedel technology in the background.

Archwave and Cymatic Audio will remain an autonomous unit within Riedel, while Riedel will adopt Archwave technology solutions for its own product portfolio.

(Pictured: Martin Berger, CSO of Riedel Communications; Arie van den Broek, CEO of Archwave; and Thomas Riedel, founder and CEO of Riedel Communications)