Vitec Group has acquired California company Teradek.

The wireless HD video device manufacturer, which makes products such as the Cube encoder, will form part of the Vitec Videocom division.

Teradek’s wireless HD products are used in broadcast contribution and distribution, video production, webcasting and digital cinema.

Vitec said the deal was in line with its strategy “to bring forward innovative products and solutions that improve its customers’ operational efficiency”.

Vitec Videocom chief exec Matt Danilowicz said: “Whether it’s a cinema director seeking an on-set monitoring system, an ENG journalist transmitting from a challenging environment or a videographer live-streaming a client’s ceremony, Teradek’s products will provide an affordable solution for customers’ wireless transmission requirements.”

Founder Nicol Verheem will join the Vitec Videocom divisional management team as part of the acquisition.

“This is a major step forward for Teradek that will expand our reach, fuel our growth and enhance our focus on product innovation,” he said.

“We’ll benefit from the resources and reach of Vitec Videocom and will embrace the opportunity to work alongside some of its other market- leading brands.”

Danilowicz said: “We’re strengthened by the power of the brands that operate under the Vitec Videocom umbrella and are delighted that Teradek will contribute to our unbeatable range of solutions around the camera.”