Crestron to Acquire 1 Beyond – Commentary, Insight, and Analysis from Recon Research
On March 23rd, 2022, Crestron announced its intention to acquire 1 Beyond, a small, Boston-based intelligent video technology company focused on speaker tracking and room framing solutions. This deal is expected to close during Q2 of CY 2022.
The analysts at Recon Research have three decades of experience working at (yes – as an employee), working with (as AV consultants, resellers, and end-users), and covering Crestron (as analysts). In that time, we’ve installed, programmed, and tested Crestron’s hardware and cloud solutions. Suffice it to say, Crestron is near and dear to our hearts.
This is Crestron’s first acquisition since its inception 50 years ago. Imagine that. But more importantly, this transaction solves a longstanding challenge for Crestron, and allows it to offer a differentiated, multi-camera meeting room video conferencing experience.
This video research note provides RR’s analysis of this pending transaction, and includes:
- The Camera Within
- Living on the Edge
- The Path of Least Overlap
- Estimated Deal Size
- The 1 Beyond Acquisition (Company, Products, Functionality)
- Analysis of the 1 Beyond Technology, Corporate Synergy, Go-To-Market Compatibility, and more
- Concerns and Headwinds (Competition, Solution Architecture, Value-Add, Price Points)
- Where the Rubber Meets the Road (Conclusion)
Companies mentioned in this video note:
Crestron, 1 Beyond, AVer, CoolPo, Huddly, Jabra, Logitech, Maxhub, Microsoft, MeetingOwl, Neat, Pexip, Poly, Sony, Vaddio, Yealink, and Zoom.