Teradek Aquires Amimon: What That Means for the Future of Wireless Video

Teradek Amimon
Big industry news as Creative Solutions (The Vitec Group) acquires chip-maker Amimon.

One of the leading names in wireless on-set video, Teradek (Creative Solutions, a Division of The Vitec Group plc), has just announced that they will be acquiring Amimon in a move that could see some major advancements in the world of on-location video.

“We have had a deep, collaborative relationship with Amimon since 2012, when we created a worldwide market for zero-delay wireless video,” said Nicol Verheem, founder of Teradek and CEO of Creative Solutions. “This acquisition is the logical step to enable the next generation of wireless video tools. Integrating our organizations will accelerate the development of innovative new products, further simplifying video production workflows and allowing new creative freedom to our customers. It will also allow us to invest to expand the reach of our products into adjacent markets.”

Amimon’s patented technology enables instantaneous transmission of uncompressed video and can be found in products like the Teradek Bolt and SmallHD wireless video monitors.

“Creative Solutions is a great fit for Amimon. Our innovative wireless video technology has enabled the Teradek and SmallHD product lines to expand” commented Ram Ofir, President and CEO of Amimon. “We look forward to our Israel facility becoming primarily a core research and development centre for Creative Solutions to allow us to bring more exciting products to market.”

For more information on the acquisition, you can check out the full press release here. What are your thoughts on this new tech partnership and what it could mean for the future of wireless video? Let us know in the comments!     

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Am I the only one who thinks this is terrible news for owner/operators and shooters who own their own gear? Now Vitec owns Teradek, Paralinx, and Amimon.

For years, Amimon had been manufacturing the chipset used by both Teradek and Paralinx, but had also been using their chips in their significantly cheaper Connex systems as well as licensing them to 3rd parties like Vaxis. Now, Vitec has a monopoly on the chipset and all the major manufacturers, meaning that they can raise prices without repercussions and end licensing deals with all of their competitors.

As someone who has managed to avoid Teradek's high prices through third party transmitter/receivers which are routinely half the price or less for equal or better performance... this does not bode well for the future of wireless video.

November 9, 2018 at 4:40PM

Ryan Hamelin
Director/DP/MoVi Operator

My first thought as well. The end of third part competition.

November 10, 2018 at 2:41PM

Casey Preston

My first reaction as well. I met the Amimon team at the 2012 IBC. They had a tiny little booth buried at the back somewhere. Paralinx was sharing a booth with someone else and Teradek were doing what they do - massive marketing and publicity with a huge display, complete with glass walled broadcasting TV studio.

Teradek produces nothing better than anyone else, because they are all using the same Amimon technology, but has prevailed through sheer brute force corporate marketing.

This is not good news for the consumer.

November 16, 2018 at 11:07PM

Graham HAY
Managing Director, Helicam International Ltd.