Wohler to Acquire Captioning Company Europa Australia

Wohler Technologies expects to complete the acquisition of Europa Australia
Pty Ltd by the end of the month, laying claim to the industry’s
only platform-based closed captioning system capable of supporting all
global standards. The Europa Australia technology is also available to
other manufacturers who need to incorporate closed-captioning and
extended data service solutions into their systems.
” Europa
Australia is known for its ability to provide cost-effective solutions
customized to the specific needs of each broadcast client,” said Carl
J. Dempsey, Wohler president and CEO. “The purchase of Europa Australia
positions Wohler as a premier provider of closed-captioning and data
control solutions. Through our new relationship with owner Elio Deluca and the
Europa Australia engineering team, we will be equipped to respond to
the development of closed-captioning standards in any country. This is
a fantastic add-on to our existing talented engineering team. It is our
ambition to be an extension of our clients’ engineering resources and
we can only do this is if we invest in the right talent and technology.”
Europa Australia was established in
1996 to provide unique and cost-effective high-end solutions for the
broadcast industry. The closed-captioning processing technology
developed by Europa Australia is compliant with CEA-608/708, the U.S.
closed-captioning standard, and with OP:47, the Australian
closed-captioning standard.
Wohler already has incorporated this
breakthrough technology into the HDCC-200A HD/SD-SDI dual-channel,
closed-caption encoder/decoder bridge, a compact modular solution that
simplifies closed-caption encoding of two independent SD and/or HD
sources. Availability of this closed-captioning solution in 4D ECard
modules enables flexible use in the openGear platform, in turn giving
facilities the freedom to invest in processing functionality that meets
their operational needs.

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