Veraview in Buffalo has merged with Delaware Audio Visual in Kenmore, and the combined company plans to expand.
Veraview's focus is high-tech videoconferencing and multimedia systems integration, while Delaware Audio Visual's specialty is installation, rental and sales of audio-visual equipment.
Each company employs seven people, and they will maintain their separate brands. The newly merged company also expects to add five employees.
Veraview will expand its space in the Root Building on Chippewa Street and will continue to use Delaware Audio Visual's home at 1517 Kenmore Ave.
Veraview principal Kenneth Szczepanski was named president of the combined company, and Delaware Audio Visual principal Kevin McWhite is vice president of sales.
Irv Schrieber founded Delaware Audio Visual Distributors in 1972, then sold it in 1998 and retired. The company shut down in 2002 under its new owner; Schrieber revived it in a smaller form, focusing on the corporate market, McWhite said.