The companies said their partnership will provide a “complete portfolio of radio, studio automation and TV solutions for broadcasters.”
The agreement is designed to optimize the companies’ sales forces, provide a complete product offering and develop new opportunities for growth, they stated.
“Giving broadcasters worldwide a one-source solution for all their unique broadcast needs is our goal,” stated BE President/CEO Joseph W. Roark. He made the announcement with Larcan President/CEO Steven Bell.
BE, based in Illinois, makes radio broadcast products, including transmitters for AM, FM and HD Radio, as well as program automation systems. It has been in business since 1959.
Larcan, headquartered in Ontario, Canada, and with a U.S. office in Colorado, was founded in 1951. It makes analog, digital and mobile television transmitters for broadcast and mobile markets. Products include solid-state VHF, UHF, high-power transmitters and low-power transmitters/translators.