Ross Video To Acquire TV Data Solutions Provider Norpak Corp.
Ross Video has engineered a deal to acquire Norpak Corp., which is majority owned by Rovi Corp. The sale is scheduled for completion on Sept. 17, 2010.
Norpak is well known as the manufacturer of Nielsen encoders and Closed Captioning Inserters as well as VBI, VANC, and transport stream data insertion products. Norpak has been an openGear partner for the past 3 years and offers a range of openGear compliant data insertion products.
“We are excited to expand our corporate capabilities deeply into the data insertion technology area,” says David Ross, CEO, Ross Video, “Norpak’s product portfolio and experience in broadcast data insertion will help Ross provide more complete customer solutions and will be a significant benefit to our openGear and other product lines as we move forward.”
Ross Video plans to integrate Norpak operations and personnel into Ross’ Ottawa Research and Development Center and Iroquois Manufacturing Facility. Ross will continue to sell and service the Norpak product portfolio, which will transition to the Ross brand.
“We believe that this transition will be great for Norpak customers. Ross is a terrific home for Norpak” says Michael Dobson, President of Norpak.