Boxlight Corporation, a leading provider of interactive technologies, today announced it has signed an agreement to acquire FrontRow Calypso LLC, a leader in classroom and campus communication solutions for the education market. The acquisition will be effective as of October 31, 2021, and is expected to close between November 15 and November 30, 2021, but no later than December 31, 2021.
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Headquartered in Petaluma, California, FrontRow™ provides solutions for classroom audio, campus communication, emergency communication and AV control. The company’s product suite includes the Juno all-in-one line array tower with teacher and student microphones, installed distributed audio solutions, and IP based campus communication including bells, paging and intercom. The company was founded in 1963 and has sold solutions into over 25 countries including 9,600 school districts in the U.S. Jens Holstebro, CEO at FrontRow, will accept the position of SVP Audio Solutions at Boxlight and will manage Boxlight’s audio strategy and operations going forward.
Michael Pope, Chairman and CEO at Boxlight commented, “We are excited to welcome Jens Holstebro and the entire FrontRow team to the Boxlight family. We identified classroom and campus audio as our top growth opportunity outside of interactive displays last year, and we actively identified and pursued FrontRow with its industry best solutions. I’m thrilled to have reached an agreement with the FrontRow shareholders, and I look forward to fully integrating the FrontRow products into our Boxlight ecosystem. We also expect to substantially increase demand for the FrontRow solutions as we leverage our global sales team and reseller channel.”
Jens Holstebro, CEO at FrontRow stated, “Finding a new home with Boxlight is a perfect fit for our future growth journey. We wanted to join an organization with deep roots in the education technology market who could appreciate our value and solution proposition. Besides deep market understanding, Boxlight will provide FrontRow with access to new customers across new verticals, and we are excited to co-develop solutions offering even more value through greater integration in the classroom and across the entire campus. We know from earlier partnership conversations with Boxlight that our cultures are very similar, so when the acquisition opportunity emerged, it was an easy decision.”
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