IHSE has acquired IT security specialist kvm-tec. Founded in 2006, kvm-tec develops and distributes flexible, high-security KVM-over-IP solutions (KVMoIP) to extend and switch computer signals. The company enables the high-performance, latency-reduced transmission of the signals via the standard IP protocol in existing networks. IHSE is a leading global technology provider for KVM solutions (keyboard, video, and mouse) via proprietary network protocols and is expanding its product portfolio and customer base with this acquisition.
IHSE’s IT security specialized proprietary KVM solutions 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 that 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 sees 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. They will drive growth together with the IHSE team. Kvm-tec is based in Tattendorf, Austria, and currently has 28 employees.
“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,” says Dr. Enno Littmann, CEO of IHSE. “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,” adds 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. “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.
Marco Brockhaus, CEO of Brockhaus Technologies: “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.”