IHSE – a leading global technology provider for KVM (keyboard, video, mouse) solutions – has expanded its product portfolio by acquiring a majority stake in kvm-tec.
The proprietary KVM solutions of IT security specialist IHSE are used particularly in mission-critical applications such as air traffic control, in control rooms and in the utilities and transport sectors.
KVM solutions over the standard IP protocol are increasingly being deployed in industrial applications, broadcasting, post-production and the public sector as the more flexible, lower-cost solution that can be implemented faster.
With the acquisition of kvm-tec, IHSE is accessing a worldwide KVMoIP customer base which will benefit from the international IHSE distribution network going forward, with offices in Germany, the USA, Singapore and China.
In addition to joint sales forces, the management of IHSE and kvm-tec see further synergy potential in purchasing and production.
Ing. Dietmar Pfurtscheller, founder and CEO of kvm-tec, will remain with the company after the transaction is completed, along with his wife Ingrid Pfurtscheller MSc, Head of Sales and Marketing, and drive growth together with the IHSE team.
kvm-tec is based in Tattendorf, Austria, and currently has 28 employees.
Dr. Enno Littmann, CEO of IHSE, said: “With kvm-tec’s IP-based product portfolio we are strengthening our strategic competitive position in the market for further growth. Now we offer the right KVM solution for every customer need.
“Our joint technology platform also means we are reinforcing our innovation capabilities in a rapidly changing market.”
“Our international subsidiaries enable us to be close to our customers also. In the IT security space, local personal contacts are a key success factor,” added Michael Spatny, Managing Director at IHSE.
“Since kvm-tec was founded some 15 years ago, we have continuously developed the technology behind our KVMoIP products and are proud to supply numerous international customers today,” says Ing. Dietmar Pfurtscheller, founder and CEO of kvm-tec.
“We are confident that in IHSE we have found the right partner to support our ongoing growth; with its global footprint and KVM expertise we are well positioned to become a ‘KVM Global Powerhouse’ together,” adds Ingrid Pfurtscheller MSc, Head of Sales and Marketing at kvm-tec.
Marco Brockhaus, CEO of Brockhaus Technologies said: “We are delighted that our technology group is continuing to grow with the acquisition of kvm-tec by IHSE. We make Mittelstand champions even better, even stronger, even more successful.
“Because that is exactly what Brockhaus Technologies stands for. We support our subsidiaries with our network and our expertise, and are a reliable partner for acquisitions too.”