VITEC Multimedia Adds Focus Enhancements’ Systems Group to Growing Portfolio

VITEC Multimedia has acquired the Focus Enhancements’ Systems Group. The purchase adds video acquisition and management products to Vitec’s lineup, including FS Portable DTE Recorders, ProxSys Media Asset Management solutions, media converters, and OEM-ready media hardware and software. VITEC now has offers services throughout the entire video production process including acquisition, conversion, image processing, MPEG compression, recording, media asset management, streaming, decoding and delivery.

“The acquisition of Focus’ Systems Group, including its product lines, brand, and key employees, further positions VITEC Multimedia as a worldwide leader in advanced digital video solutions,” says Philippe Wetzel, CEO of VITEC Multimedia. “In combination with our recent acquisition of Optibase, this acquisition furthers our objective to provide a complete line of advanced digital video solutions to our customers around the globe. With innovation at its core, the VITEC R&D division—now with more than 100 esteemed engineers—is uniquely positioned to deliver innovative solutions for a wide range of advanced digital video applications—managing the entire video process from source to display.”

Focus Enhancements is a semiconductor company developing audio and video integrated circuits for wireless home audio applications and the TV-out video encoder markets.

“Focus has partnered with VITEC Multimedia in the past, and given our successful history, we concluded that sale of Focus’ Systems Group to VITEC was the right decision,” commented Brett Moyer, president and CEO of Focus Enhancements. “As a market leader in digital video and audio solutions, we wanted to be sure that current Focus Enhancements video customers and partners would be well taken care of, while Focus’ Semiconductor Group continues to develop solutions for the wireless audio distribution and the TV-out video encoder markets.”