Amimon joins the Vitec Creative Solutions Family
The Vitec Group, most well-known for brands such as Vinten, Sachtler, Teradek, Paralinx, Anton/Bauer, SmallHD and many others, announced that its division Vitec Creative Solutions has acquired, wireless chip maker, Amimon Inc. in a US$55 million cash deal.
Amimon is a company based in Israel and focuses on supplying wireless chip technology to most brands in the professional video transmission business, such as Teradek or Paralinx. In fact, Amimon is the largest manufacturer of wireless video transmission chips, and only their chips are certified by the FCC to be used legally in the US.
More about Amimon - Amimon, a 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.
Vitec Group’s acquisition of Amimon is a smart move considering it already owns Teradek, Paralinx, which rely heavily on Amimon technology in their products. SmallHD, which itself was bought by Vitec Group about 4 years ago, recently also started putting wireless functionality directly into their products (e.g. with the 703 Bolt Wireless Monitor). With wireless video on the rise, Amimon fits perfectly into Vitec Group’s existing business.
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.
“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 step to enable the next 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. It will also allow us to invest to expand the reach of our products into adjacent markets.”
Amimon’s patented technology enables instantaneous transmission of uncompressed video across a wireless link. The exclusively-manufactured chipset can be found in productions around the world, in the highly respected Teradek Bolt and SmallHD wireless video monitors.
“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 centre for Creative Solutions to allow us to bring more exciting products to market.” Established in 2004, Amimon’s R&D centre is in Ra’anana, 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, 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 market.
We are looking forward to seeing what innovative products are released in the future, from all of the Vitec Group brands. In the meantime, take a look at the products that are available online from Amimon.