Roon's audiophile-grade music aggregation, connectivity and streaming technology to complement HARMAN's extensive audio offering.
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HARMAN, Samsung’s subsidiary specializing in connected technologies for the automotive, consumer, and enterprise sectors, has officially announced the acquisition of Roon, a prominent music management, discovery, and streaming platform designed for audio enthusiasts.
Roon stands out as a music playback platform that caters to user demands, providing a rich interface for exploring and discovering music, along with compatibility with a wide range of audio devices. It incorporates a playback engine designed to deliver maximum sound quality. This platform, accessible on all popular operating systems, also features a line of hardware server devices known as Nucleus.
Roon will operate as an independent company under Harman
Dave Rogers, President of HARMAN’s Lifestyle Division, commented:
At HARMAN, we take pride in our ability to create exceptional audio experiences for our partners and consumers worldwide. The Roon team shares our passion for delivering outstanding sound and connectivity to music lovers as they navigate, discover, and listen at home and on the go. We look forward to welcoming Roon, whose impressive talent will join the HARMAN family and strengthen our already robust engineering capabilities.
Roon will continue to operate as an independent business entity within HARMAN, maintaining its existing team and operations unaltered. The platform will continue to serve and expand its community of device partners and users, pursuing the shared mission of providing engaging and personalized audio experiences across a broad spectrum of products and platforms.
In line with HARMAN’s “work with everyone” strategy, the company is committed to expanding Roon’s open device ecosystem, collaborating with over 160 audio brands to deliver high-quality audio on more than 1000 devices. Roon’s dedication to its loyal community and its exceptional user interface design expertise will continue to flourish under HARMAN’s ownership.
Enno Vandermeer, CEO of Roon, stated:
Our team is thrilled to join HARMAN, a visionary company that has led the audio industry for decades. By combining forces with HARMAN, Roon gains the incredible scale, resources, and reach of a global technology leader while maintaining our independence to invest in the growth and future of the business. We look forward to continuing to bring our advanced data management, SaaS expertise, and consumer engagement capabilities to our extensive partner ecosystem as we join forces with HARMAN to deliver even better audio experiences to our customers.
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