Zaxcom was founded in 1986 by Glenn Sanders. He started Zaxcom after working in post-production and seeing the need for a piece of equipment to create a more efficient workflow. In the nineties, the company took a different course and began making gear for the professional audio industry. In 1996, Zaxcom began work in the field they are in today, Location Audio. Glenn Sanders, President, and Howard Stark, Chief Engineer, designed, developed and manufactured the Deva, the first 4-channel portable hard disk recorder. Deva has since changed the way professional location recording is done.
Since then Zaxcom has invented and produced a lot of ground breaking location sound products, and they even won an Emmy Award for their Digital Wireless Microphones. In 2019 they started to produce the NOVA, a mixer/recorder with integrated wireless receivers. In 2023 the NOVA II was released, with even more functionality.