Harman announced the acquisition of Australia-based SM Pro Audio and its incorporation, which was a privately held business into the Harman Professional division.

This is an innovation hub for a wide range of pro audio and musical instrument (MI) technologies across Harman’s professional product brands.
According to Blake Augsburger, president at Harman Professional division, the depth of innovation and quality of engineering talent at SM Pro Audio provides Harman Professional with a strong internal technology partner for a wide range of products.

“I am very pleased to welcome the SM Pro Audio team to the Harman fold, we look forward to bringing a new depth of innovation to the broadest range of customers globally,’ Augsburger says. Harman has ideas and concepts where SM Pro Audio products and technologies could benefit Soundcraft and Studer mixers.

Harman is expected to introduce Harman products featuring SM Pro Audio technology, including previews of two ground-breaking Soundcraft mixing products at NAMM 2015.