Costa Mesa, CA (October 3, 2016)—Marking its first time acquiring another company, QSC has purchased Ultra-Stereo Labs, bolstering its portfolio of audio-visual processing and B-chain solutions for the motion picture exhibition industry.
San Luis Obispo, CA-based USL was founded by Jack Cashin in 1982, and has supplied signal processing and audio-visual test and measurement products for the cinema and pro AV industries. “I can think of no better company in the cinema industry to turn over the stewardship of the USL brand than QSC,” says Jack Cashin, USL Founder and Chief Product Visionary. “We are so pleased to finalize this agreement, and look forward to an amazing future together.”
Jatan Shah, Chief Operating Officer of QSC, noted, “We recognize the many valuable contributions that USL has made to the cinema industry over the years, and are confident that the integration of the two companies will provide an even more powerful total value proposition for our customers. The two companies are complementary in terms of product offering and how we view our commitment to the customer.”
Barry Ferrell, QSC’s Chief Strategy Officer and leader of the Cinema business unit for the company, agrees. “While there is certainly overlap in our domestic distribution channel, the breadth and depth of the QSC international distribution network will significantly expand the combined QSC/USL global footprint. And while the product catalogs have some areas of overlap, for the most part the catalogs are extremely complementary, allowing QSC to offer an unprecedented and comprehensive range of cinema solutions.”