A 2019 Christmas message from CEO and co-founder Stein Ove Eriksen
As 2019 comes to a close, it’s a great opportunity to reflect on what has been another fantastic year in the Huddly journey.
When we first started the company back in 2013, we had a dream to bring the highest-quality video experiences to a small, USB camera that would be affordable to teams around the world. Looking back on how far we’ve come since then, my overriding feeling is one of gratitude to all the Huddly team members, past and present, who’ve contributed over the years, and an excitement about what the future holds for the business and the Huddly team.
Here’s a selection of our highlights for 2019:
“A genuinely different solution with excellent details to innovation. This is a super product that clearly benefits the user and is a great solution for many spaces. Outstanding!”AV Awards Judges’ comments
Huddly IQ was the recipient of multiple awards for engineering and design excellence, including;
- At the prestigious AV Awards ceremony in London, Huddly IQ was heralded as ‘Communication Technology of the Year 2019’
- Huddly IQ picked up the 2018 Norwegian Award for Design and Architecture, the DOGA-merket.
- IQ also picked up the “Best UC Camera” award at rAVe InfoComm 2019 Awards
- We won the iF DESIGN Award 2019, one of the world’s most prestigious design awards that has awarded excellence in design since 1953.
We are also grateful for the hard work of all our partners in 2019. It really has been a terrific year of growth. We strengthened our partnership with Google, announcing IQ for Jamboard which now sits alongside Huddly GO and the ASUS Meet hardware kit as part of the Google product family
Our collaboration with Crestron received wide recognition with the Flex UC series picking up multiple awards for the B-160 featuring Huddly IQ, and we also continued our successful ongoing collaboration with our partners NEC, Avocor, and Zoom.
Welcome to our new partners
It was a great year for new partnerships, too. In 2019 we joined forces with:
- Lenovo to build smart collaboration solutions,
- Stem Audio to deliver wide-angle video and intelligent features to their innovative Stem Wall soundbar solution,
- Global AV distribution specialist Maverick AV Solutions,
- Yamaha to deliver cutting-edge meeting room solutions.
At Huddly, we are helping to create a work environment where teams can communicate naturally and get things done, even when they aren’t in the same room. In the summer, we explored our “Tools for Teams” philosophy, with a focus on our engineering excellence, the AI technology behind our automated user experiences, and how our Huddly InSights analytics API can help move organisations forward.
It was great to meet customers and partners all over the world this year, as the Huddly team traveled to showcase our products and software, from ISE in Amsterdam, to Enterprise Connect in Orlando, Florida, to Google Cloud Next in San Francisco. And at InfoComm this year, the team pulled back the curtain on some exciting new Huddly technology, which caused quite the buzz.
The Huddly story has been one of adventure from the very beginning, and 2019 saw the company reach new heights. We owe a big thank you to all our partners for working so hard to bring our technology to teams around the world. And most importantly of all, thank you to our customers for choosing Huddly. Stay tuned for 2020 – we have a lot of exciting news to come.
On behalf of the Huddly team, have yourself a very merry Christmas!