Ballston Spa, New York–May 24, 2005–ReQuest, Inc., the industry leader in digital music servers for audio and audio-video entertainment systems, is celebrating the fifth anniversary of the company’s very first product–the AudioReQuest ARQ 1.
John Reine and Steve Vasquez, co-founders of ReQuest, Inc., and the entrepreneurs behind the development of the original AudioReQuest, designed the product while students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in upstate New York. Their AudioReQuest project became the model for a business plan competition sponsored by RPI for which the duo won First Place. Their prize money helped fund ReQuest Inc. to manufacture and market AudioReQuest Music Servers–which not only made headlines but also created an entirely new category for the custom and consumer electronics industries.
Although the company has grown to more than 50 employees and overall sales in 2004 of more than $9 million, Steve and John continue to remain key parts of the team behind ReQuest’s phenomenal growth into the market-leading company that it is today.
Regarded by industry experts as the ultimate next-generation audio source, ReQuest Inc’s AudioReQuest product allows music lovers to store, organize and access music by song title, artist, album, genre and personal playlists. Advanced integration and networking features make AudioReQuest a “killer app” for multi-room, multi-source, and multi-location AV systems.
About ReQuest, Inc.
Headquartered in Ballston Spa, New York, ReQuest Inc. has been a leader in providing high-end digital media storage, management, playback, and integration since the company’s inception in 1998. Over the years, AudioReQuest music servers and the VideoReQuest video management system have received numerous awards and accolades from respected industry publications and consumer-electronics associations for their cutting-edge technology, including “Best Audio Product” from the CEDIA organization and a ranking of No. 168 on Inc. magazine’s list of the Top 500 fastest-growing private businesses in America.
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