Riedel and Embrionix Join to Develop Video Infrastructures for M&E Markets
IP video processing company Embrionix in Canada is becoming part of Riedel Communications. Together the combined companies will develop signal transport and processing for the media and entertainment markets, while Riedel strengthens its expertise in IP-enabled hardware and software and extends its portfolio of video systems.
Founded in 2009, Embrionix designs and manufactures miniaturised, high-density IP gateways, IP signal processors and converters for broadcast video applications. Since its early work toward the use of small form-factor pluggable (SFP) modules for signal processing, Embrionix has been granted more than 20 patents for its hardware. Meanwhile, Riedel Communications has gained substantial expertise in distributed intercom and video network systems. Riedel has been pursuing a networked approach to video infrastructures for more than a decade with its real-time media network, MediorNet.
Thomas Riedel, CEO, Riedel Communications said that each company started out as a small scale enterprise and has managed to preserve its innovation-driven spirit while becoming successful. “Our company philosophies match, and our product portfolios and competencies complement each other,” he said. “Riedel can open up to Embrionix a comprehensive global sales and support infrastructure, while Embrionix has access to highly specialised systems and proprietary knowledge that will be instrumental as we seek guidance in the field of video infrastructures.”
With this partnership, Riedel also gains access to considerable IP and video systems engineering talent in the Embrionix workforce. Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, Embrionix employs a growing team of 50 engineers and experts and maintains design, R&D and sales offices around the world. Once the Embrionix team joins Riedel’s workforce, Riedel Communications will grow to over 700 employees.
“As a hybrid IP environment, Riedel’s MediorNet has a worldwide customer base that rely on it as a bridge to the IP world. Our high-density IP gateway and processing solutions will greatly enhance the MediorNet ecosystem and expand its application areas,” said Renaud Lavoie, CEO, Embrionix. “In recent years, our young company has experienced tremendous growth. Now, the partnership with Riedel will further accelerate demand for our technologies and we are happy to continue this success as a member of the Riedel family.” www.riedel.net