Lawrenceville, Georgia-based Boxlight Corporation, which provides technology solutions to education companies, is acquiring FrontRow Calypso, which offers classroom audio, campus communication, emergency communication and audiovisual control, and is headquartered in Petaluma, California.

The company was founded in 1963 and has sold its products to more than 25 countries including 9,600 US school districts.

Michael Pope, chairman and chief executive at Boxlight said: “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.”

FrontRow’s chief executive Jens Holstebro will become senior vice-president audio solutions at Boxlight and will manage Boxlight’s audio strategy and operations

Holstebro said: “Finding a new home with Boxlight is a perfect fit for our future growth journey. We wanted to join an organisation 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.”

Date published: 2 November 2021

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