The Vitec Group has acquired the business of Paralinx, a California company known for its wireless video systems. Paralinx will be incorporated into the Vitec Group’s Videocom Division.
Paralinx was founded by Dan Kanes (pictured) and Greg Smokler, two members of the International Cinematographers Guild (ICG) who sought to develop affordable, high-definition wireless video tools. The company will join Teradek and SmallHD in Vitec Videocom’s creative solutions business unit.
“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.”
To adequately address the growing demand for wireless video devices, Paralinx will continue to focus on 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 Kanes. “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.”
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.”