Kramer Electronics has announced the acquisition of iRule, LLC, a leader in cloud-based control and automation software for commercial and residential markets.
In 2014, Kramer announced a partnership with iRule to deliver control and automation technology – Kramer Control. This acquisition will enable Kramer to leverage the customisable iRule software platform to best address a growing demand for advanced control and automation solutions.
The Kramer Control platform enables integrators to deliver control of lighting, HVAC, communications, AV and more — along with seamless worldwide connectivity, a critical asset in commercial control and automation markets, such as corporate environments, houses of worship, higher education, bars/restaurants and others.
The platform’s combination of software, hardware and cloud is the result of years of research and development, an effort that received funding from the prestigious Israel-United States Binational Industrial Research and Development (BIRD) Foundation. The BIRD Foundation recognised the platform’s high level of innovation and contribution to the IoT field.
The acquisition includes the iRule brand and subsidiary division ON Controls, which offers products and services dedicated specifically for residential integrators. Co-founders Itai Ben-Gal (CEO) and Victor Nemirovsky (CTO) will remain with the company along with the sales and engineering teams at iRule, in their downtown Detroit headquarters.