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Prism Sound enters home entertainment market

Prism Sound enters home entertainment market

Prism Sound has entered the home sector with the purchase of business assets of Imerge, an award-winning home media server business, formerly affiliated with California-based Linear.

Imerge brands will continue with current production as well as new product development under the ownership of Prism Sound. Customer support will be maintained for all former customers of Imerge, including OEM partners Elan, Speakercraft, Xantech and Revox. Prism Sound has retained key members of the former Imerge team in research and development, production, customer support and sales, while finance and marketing will be resourced from the Prism Sound team.

Ian Dennis, chief technical officer at Prism Sound, commented: “Imerge is a fine example of outstanding technical innovation in the UK and we are proud to take over the baton. We will be concentrating on maintaining the impressive record Imerge has built with innovation in the fast-changing home entertainment market.” 

Graham Boswell, director of sales and marketing at Prism Sound, added: “Imerge is one of the world's premier brands of movie and music-focussed entertainment servers, making it simple for users to acquire, store and replay their content with maximum fidelity and minimum fuss. Our challenge is to tell the story to a global audience and to make the product accessible to new markets. We will be extending the former distribution structure into new and untapped markets in the coming months.”

Grant Rummell, chairman and CEO of Linear, commented: “We are delighted at being able to complete this sale to Prism Sound and to ensure ongoing support for our former customers. Imerge was part of the Linear family for a number of years and we wish them well for the future.”

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