Vitec buys Paralinx

Paralinx, a California-based maker of ground-based wireless video monitoring systems and UAVs underscores Vitec’s commitment to progressive and wireless technologies.

Paralinx It will be incorporated into the Vitec Group's Videocom Division, complementing its existing brands.

Paralinx founders Dan Kanes and Greg Smokler, were members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) seeking to develop affordable, high-definition wireless video tools for professionals and enthusiasts. The company will join Teradek and SmallHD in Vitec Videocom’s Creative Solutions business unit.

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.

“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.”

Dan Kanes, co-founder of Paralinx said "When we launched Paralinx in 2012, our mission was simple: to enable filmmakers to monitor wirelessly a camera’s HD recording in real time. We sought to bring a new level of freedom to video production, an essential link in digital cinematography.

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.”

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