IBC 2016: Ross Video has acquired Abekas, the California-headquartered manufacturer of production servers, delay machines, effects systems and editing kit.

Its core product lines include Mira Replay Server, Mira & Tria Production Servers and AirCleaner Profanity Elimination Delay System.

“The Abekas product line fits perfectly into our portfolio and our live production focus,” said Ross Video chief executive David Ross.

“Replay especially, is a component we needed to round out our solution set. Abekas has a very similar mind set and value proposition to Ross, providing great technology at reasonable prices.”

The first product to show the combined efforts of the companies will be unveiled at IBC; Streamline Play brings MAM and MOS workflow to the Mira Production Server for news production applications. 

Abakas chief executive Junaid Sheikh added: “We decided it was time to join a larger company that could bring broader market reach to our product portfolio.

“We’ve enjoyed working collaboratively with the Ross folks for many years and felt this was the perfect fit for the Abekas team. 

“We are excited about the next chapter as we continue to grow and expand the portfolio we have developed.”