ENCO enters the new year with the acquisition of Rushworks, a supplier of professional production, playback, streaming and robotics for the broadcast and professional AV markets. ENCO, based in Novi, Mich., is known for its automation, captioning and other software products.
ENCO will retain the entire Rushworks staff, according to a press release, and has opened a new office in in Highland Village, Texas. Rushworks’ current headquarters is located in Flower Mound, Texas, just 20 minutes from the future site. The two engineering teams will join forces to develop new products and innovations. That includes the integration of ENCO’s automated captioning and translation services into existing Rushworks products, said ENCO.
Rushworks founder Rush Beesley will continue to lead sales and marketing for the Rushworks product line.
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In the press release announcing the acquisition, Beesley said ENCO and Rushworks are coming together as broadcasters are working to adapt to changing production and delivery models.
“In broadcast, over-the-air and cable access TV systems are rapidly converging with OTT models, while radio stations are adding local production tools to support video podcasting and visual radio content,” said Beesley. “Our integrated video production systems, specialty robotic production products, and streaming solutions perfectly complement ENCO’s proven live and automated captioning and production systems for these markets worldwide.”
ENCO will formally introduce the Rushworks product line as an ENCO brand at the upcoming ISE 2023 show (Jan. 31–Feb. 3) in Barcelona and the 2023 NAB Show (April 16–19) in Las Vegas.
Ken Frommert, president of ENCO, said customers will benefit from having a single source for technical support across all products and integrated ENCO and Rushworks solutions.