Radio and TV automation provider ENCO says it is entering the new year with a strong message of business growth through the acquisition of Rushworks, a supplier of professional production, playback, streaming and robotics for the broadcast and professional AV markets. The company says the acquisition strengthens its range of professional video and audio technology while adding proven products and integrated solutions that will drive expansion into new markets and applications.
ENCO will retain the entire Rushworks staff and has opened a new office in a brand-new facility in Highland Village, Texas. Rushworks founder Rush Beesley will continue to lead sales and marketing for the Rushworks product line. The two engineering teams will join forces to develop new products and innovations moving forward, including integrating ENCO’s automated captioning and translation services into existing Rushworks products.
“ENCO is the global leader in real-time captioning with its patented enCaption technology,” said Beesley. “Integrating its powerful, highly accurate captioning engine with our broadcast automation, integrated PTZ production and courtroom production and streaming systems will ensure our mutual customers can comply with government regulations and provide critical captioning, transcription and translation services to audiences worldwide.”
A time of need
Beesley adds that ENCO and Rushworks come together at a time of need for broadcasters as they adapt to changing production and delivery models while adding that AV integrators and tech managers are seeking more “powerfully simple” integrated hardware and software solutions that simplify operations inside schools, courtrooms, municipalities and other AV environments.
Ken Frommert, president of ENCO, said that Rushworks’ innovations bring a new capacity to ENCO’s product line, further distinguishing the company from competitors. He adds that customers will also benefit from having a single source for technical support across all products and integrated ENCO and Rushworks solutions moving forward.
“The acquisition of Rushworks adds proven technology and talent that opens the door for us to innovate and develop cohesive, integrated broadcast and AV solutions for years to come,” said Frommert. “They also bring strong expertise in video applications, diversifying our software portfolio to serve a broader array of business verticals and applications.”
ENCO will formally introduce the Rushworks product line as an ENCO brand at the upcoming ISE 2023 show, Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, in Barcelona and the 2023 NAB Show, April 16-19, in Las Vegas.