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VITEC acquires IPtec Inc.

Adds low-latency IP transfer solutions to product lineup

VITEC has announced the acquisition of IPtec Inc., a developer and manufacturer of solutions for low-latency transfer of telemetry and video-over-IP networks.

The acquisition marks the third the company has made within this vertical in the last 18 months, continuing VITEC’s growth in broadcast contribution and remote production.

The move adds IPtec’s product families to the VITEC lineup, including the VNP Series video network processors, which support full-duplex encode-decode; H.264, AVC-I and MPEG-2 video standards; and AAC and MPEG-1 Layer II audio standards, in a redundantly powered ½ RU package.

The current IPtec VNP Series will be maintained as its product roadmap merges into VITEC’s HEVC portfolio offering. VITEC will also add the TNP Telemetry Network Processor Series, which addresses the need for transmitting timing-sensitive data signals over IP networks in telemedicine, defence and industrial applications.

“IPtec is highly respected in the military and broadcast verticals,” said Kevin Ancelin, VP worldwide broadcast sales, VITEC. “IPtec introduces the benefits of J2K, MPEG-2 and legacy H.264 4:2:2 10-bit codec support, as well as a full duplex encoder/decoder and a telemetry-to-IP gateway that complement VITEC’s portfolio of high-quality, low-latency HEVC codecs.

“Together, our solutions will provide customers with a purpose-built technology platform capable of delivering broadcast-quality media streams even under the most extreme conditions.”