OutBoard joins Focusrite, new era for TiMax and MotorControl products
December 19th, 2023 - Exciting times ahead for TiMax and OutBoard as directors Robin Whittaker and Dave Haydon announce their company, Sheriff Technology Ltd, has joined premium UK audio product innovators Focusrite Group PLC. as part of the group’s growing Audio Reproduction division, alongside Martin Audio, Linea Research and Optimal Audio. The acquisition includes the pioneering TiMax spatial audio and showcontrol products, plus the ubiquitous OutBoard rigging control and electrical safety test products.
Robin and Dave will stay with the company, as will their existing business development, R&D, PR and manufacturing colleagues, with the additional support of expanded sales, marcoms and applications resources leveraged from the considerable experience and reach offered by the Focusrite Group. This provides existing TiMax and OutBoard motor control distributor and dealer networks with enhanced proactive sales promotion, application and training resources and creates opportunities for additional trading partners in new markets and territories.
OutBoard directors Robin Whittaker and Dave Haydon commented: “We’re delighted to be joining a team of such passionate audio people and a company with the pedigree and imagination of Focusrite. The new arrangement is ideal to help our exceptionally powerful TiMax products ride the current immersive wave into new and diverse applications and territories. and assures confidence for future developments in existing core markets. And for OutBoard-branded products, Focusrite have interesting new ideas to expand the existing tech concepts, especially in rigging motor control, while continuing to maintain and grow the belt ‘n braces appeal that has made them so successful.”