Wheatstone adds the PR&E console brand to its growing line of studio products for broadcast, which includes IP audio networking, digital editing and audio processing for streaming and on-air.
New Bern, North Carolina, February 17, 2017 (Newswire.com) - Wheatstone Corporation acquired the assets and intellectual property of Pacific Research & Engineering (PR&E) from GatesAir of Quincy, Illinois (formerly Harris Broadcast) for an undisclosed amount. The purchase includes audio consoles, the networking system, the furniture lines, all designs, trademarks, engineering files and tooling, effectively restoring the PR&E console brand under the Wheatstone umbrella.
PR&E is a distinguished console manufacturer dating back to the 1970s with more than $80 million in products and services sold globally.
Our intention is to not only restore the PR&E brand, but to grow it and give existing as well as new customers the mobility to easily transition to IP networking.
Gary Snow, CEO, Wheatstone Corporation
“We have a respect for the PR&E brand that goes way back. They were considered the Mercedes Benz of consoles at one time, and today, the name PR&E still stands for quality. Our intention is to not only restore the PR&E brand, but to grow it and give existing as well as new customers the mobility to easily transition to IP networking,” says Wheatstone CEO Gary Snow.
Wheatstone previously acquired Auditronics in March of 1999 and Audion Labs in October of 2015, and currently manufactures a complete line of broadcast studio products that includes Audioarts Engineering and VoxPro brand names, as well as Wheatstone IP audio networking, control surfaces, talent stations, audio processing for FM, AM and streaming, software applications, and other products developed and designed specifically for broadcast.
ABOUT WHEATSTONE CORPORATION
Located in New Bern, North Carolina, USA, Wheatstone Corporation designs and manufactures professional broadcast audio equipment under the WHEATSTONE, AUDIOARTS, and VOXPRO brand names. Products include digital audio consoles and control surfaces, analog audio consoles, networked digital audio systems, audio-over-IP, digital audio editing hardware and software, signal processing for on-air and studio applications, and software.
® Wheatstone, Audioarts, and VoxPro are registered trademarks of Wheatstone Corporation. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.
Source: Wheatstone Corporation