Ross Video to acquire Norpak17 August 2010
The latest acquisition this week sees Ross Video enter into an agreement to acquire Norpak Corporation, which is majority owned by Rovi Corporation and makes Nielsen encoders and Closed Captioning Inserters as well as VBI, VANC and transport stream data insertion products.
Ross Video plans to integrate Norpak operations and personnel into Ross’ Ottawa Research and Development Center and Iroquois Manufacturing Facility. Ross will continue to sell and service the Norpak product portfolio, which will transition to the Ross brand. Norpak has been an openGear partner for the past 3 years and offers a range of openGear compliant data insertion products.
“We are excited to expand our corporate capabilities deeply into the data insertion technology area,” said David Ross, CEO, Ross Video (pictured). “Norpak’s product portfolio and experience in broadcast data insertion will help Ross provide more complete customer solutions and will be a significant benefit to our openGear and other product lines as we move forward.”
“We believe that this transition will be great for Norpak customers. Ross is a terrific home for Norpak” said Michael Dobson, President of Norpak.