Archwave (Zurich, Switzerland) has announced an exclusive licensing agreement with Klavis Technologies S.A. (Braine-L’Alleud, Belgium) for CopperLan, the networking framework for command and control of musical instruments, pro audio and show control.
Archwave has, in recent years, invested in technologies including RAVENNA and AES67 as part of its plan to become a global leader for solutions in networking, recording and USB connectivity for audio applications. Under the terms of this latest agreement, Archwave agreed to the management of existing and future licensing agreements, integrating the engineering team, and the global distribution and sub-licensing of the CopperLan technology. This transaction will leverage Archwave’s market presence and technology platforms while combining CopperLan’s existing markets and licensing portfolio.
“In its simplest form, we see CopperLan as the next ‘MIDI 3.0 on steroids,’ allowing for innovative ways to connect and control musical instruments, audio equipment and networks,” said Archwave CEO Arie van den Broek. “Besides easy integration and swift time-to-market platforms for developers and manufacturers, we believe adaptation of cutting-edge technologies will also depend on new and innovative technologies that ensure user-friendliness and ease-of-use for systems and networks that increase in complexity. CopperLan is an integral part of that vision and therefore a logical next step.”
“With this transaction, we are taking another important step in CopperLan’s journey to become the leading technology for command and control,” said Klavis CEO David Herscovitch. “Klavis and Archwave have played significant roles in shaping the MI and pro audio industries, and with this agreement the CopperLan brand will strengthen its reach beyond its current scope into the command and control of audio-networks.”