Effective: November 8, 2018
Vitec Creative Solutions Acquires Amimon Inc.
November 8, (Irvine, CA, USA and Tel Aviv, Israel) – Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Amimon Inc., a wireless video technology provider. Amimon is the innovative company whose proprietary technology is found inside many products built by Creative Solutions, including products from Teradek, SmallHD and Paralinx as well as those from other manufacturers, like ARRI.
“We have had a deep, collaborative relationship with Amimon since 2012, when we created a worldwide market for zero-delay wireless video,” said Nicol Verheem, founder of Teradek and CEO of Creative Solutions. “This acquisition is the logical next step to develop a new generation of wireless video tools. Integrating our organizations will accelerate the development of innovative new products, further simplifying video production workflows and allowing new creative freedom to our customers.”
Amimon’s patented technology enables instantaneous transmission of uncompressed video across a wireless link. The exclusively-manufactured chipset can be found in the highly respected Teradek Bolt and SmallHD wireless video monitors, which are used in productions around the world. “These products have helped support the global growth in production, by bringing to the set, new ways to collaborate while making the production process more flexible,” said Martin Vann, SVP of Sales and Marketing for Creative Solutions.
Greg Smokler, co-founder of Paralinx and head of the Cine Market for Creative Solutions added, “Our relationship with Amimon has always been complementary. Amimon is the inventor of this core technology, while the CS brands are adept at understanding the needs of filmmakers. This has allowed us to iterate quickly, creating a growing ecosystem of compatible devices like the SmallHD 703 Bolt and the recently introduced Bolt DSMC2.
“Creative Solutions is a great fit for Amimon. Our innovative wireless video technology
has enabled the Teradek and SmallHD product lines to expand,” commented Ram Ofir, President and CEO of Amimon. “We look forward to our Israel facility becoming primarily a core research and development center for Creative Solutions to allow us to bring more exciting products to market.”
Established in 2004, Amimon’s main R&D center is in Tel Aviv, Israel, where the majority of its 60 employees are based. Dr. Zvi Reznic, Amimon’s Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer, and Tal Keren-Zvi, General Manager and VP Operations / R&D, will remain with the company to lead the team post-acquisition.
This acquisition is part of Vitec’s strategy to continue to grow the Teradek brand, to bring Creative Solutions products to market faster and to expand further in the on-location sports and news markets. Teradek is widely recognized as the world leader in wireless video products for the cinema industry.
About Vitec Creative Solutions
Headquartered in Southern California, Vitec’s Creative Solutions Division designs and manufactures premium products for broadcasters, film and video production companies, independent content creators and enterprise businesses. Comprising the brands Teradek, SmallHD, Wooden Camera, Paralinx and Rycote, Creative Solutions products are used around the world for sports, news, live events, film and television production and online streaming. Creative Solutions has manufacturing and R&D centers in the US, UK and continental Europe, and our products are available via our global partners and our own websites.
Amimon Inc., the market leader in zero latency wireless HD video, has invented exclusive technology to harness the power of mobile cameras and fixed video sources, to bring HD content to remote display screens or distribution switches. Amimon’s systems utilize its core technology to deliver convenience and flexibility to create, transmit and view content on remote devices with the highest image quality.
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