The Vitec Group Acquires Paralinx

The Vitec Group's amazing stable of companies has grown once again, this time adding California wireless experts, Paralinx. Paralinx will be rolled into Vitec’s Videocom Division, as part of the Creative Solutions business unit.

Paralinx, known for high-quality wireless video systems, was created by Dan Kanes and Greg Smokler. Kanes and Smokeler, members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG), came together to seek out and develop a new wave of affordable, high-def wireless video tools for pros and enthusiasts. Also in the Creative Solutions unit are Teredek and SmallHD, other strategic additions in the affordable production space.

"Like Teradek and SmallHD, Paralinx is another great example of the pioneering spirit that is so important to disrupting the professional video industry with game-changing products and top-notch customer support," said Vitec Videocom CEO Matt Danilowicz. "By combining Paralinx's deep understanding of the market with Teradek's engineering acumen, both companies are positioned to develop truly cutting-edge technology tailored specifically to their customers' needs.”

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To adequately address the growing demand for wireless video devices, Paralinx will continue to innovate in the UAV and independent content creator spaces, while Teradek will focus on cinema and television applications.

"When we launched Paralinx in 2012, our mission was simple: to enable filmmakers to monitor wirelessly a camera's HD recording in real time," said Dan Kanes, co-founder of Paralinx. "We sought to bring a new level of freedom to video production, an essential link in digital cinematography. Now, in 2015, we are excited to be joining forces with Teradek and SmallHD, other innovators under the world-renowned Vitec Group, to continue empowering content creators with revolutionary technology and unparalleled support."

Co-founder Greg Smokler added: "We started Paralinx because as end-users on the front lines of content production we weren't getting the tools that we needed. This acquisition gives us the opportunity to collaborate with the talented engineers and product development team at Teradek and to make use of the Vitec Group's manufacturing and operational might. We believe that the biggest winners out of this will be the people that helped us get to where we are today: our customers."

Vitec Videocom, the Broadcast Division of The Vitec Group plc, brings together some of the most respected, innovative and sought-after brands in the industry: Anton/Bauer, Autocue, Autoscript, Bexel, Camera Corps, Litepanels, OConnor, Sachtler, SmallHD, Teradek, The Camera Store, Vinten and Vinten Radamec.
 

Image courtesy of Paralinx.net

Russ Fairley is a producer, editor and motion graphic designer who enjoys writing for Videomaker. He has also written for About.com (Lifewire.com), RedShark News, Modern Drummer Magazine, and others. He is an Adobe Certified Expert, Adobe Community Leader, and co-founder of After Effects Toronto, Canada's largest motion graphic user group. Fairley is the creator and editor of ProductionWorld.net, a popular production news website.