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IBC 2015: Minnetonka promises ‘big things’ from merger with Linear Acoustic

The US audio software developer has joined the Telos Alliance

Linear Acoustic revealed at IBC that Minnetonka Audio Software, a provider of audio solutions for motion picture, video, broadcast, video game and optical disc production, has joined the Telos Alliance through a merger of the two companies.

The Telos Alliance, comprising Telos Systems, Omnia Audio, Axia Audio, 25-Seven Systems and Linear Acoustic/Minnetonka, is also the developer of the Livewire audio-over-Ethernet networking technology.

“Efficient broadcast audio workflow is shifting from reliance on function-per-box hardware to integrated software and cloud-based solutions,” comments Tim Carroll, Linear Acoustic’s founder and Telos Alliance CTO. “John Schur, Markus Hintz, Jayson Tomlin and the entire Minnetonka Audio team share a keen understanding of this balance. We are proud to finally be working shoulder-to-shoulder to help our industry move forward with better audio today and towards more personalised and immersive next generation audio.”

The newly united companies will combine their expertise in all aspects of television audio “from production to transmission”, as well as radio, streaming and “future broadcast delivery methods”.

“Our goal has always been to offer world-class, industry-standard audio technology in convenient, ready-to-deploy software kits, plug-ins and enterprise level systems,” adds John Schur, president of Minnetonka Audio Software. “This new chapter for our company dramatically increases the technology that we can offer our customers to solve critical workflow issues. Look, or rather, listen for big things from this new relationship.”

See Linear Acoustic at stand 8.D47 and Minnetonka at stand 7.J40.