Artel Video Systems Completes the Acquisition of Communications Specialties Inc Products

Artel Video Systems, an employee-owned global provider of broadcast-quality video transport solutions, today announced that the company has completed the acquisition of Communications Specialties, Inc. (CSI), a global provider of fiber optic transmission technology for the professional audio-visual and broadcast industries product lines effective April 26, 2015.

The acquired assets include the Fiberlink® Series of fiber optic transmission systems for video, audio, and data; the Copperlink™ line of signal distribution products; the award-winning Scan Do® line of scan converters, and the Deuce® line of intelligent video scalers.

“Combining CSI’s extensive portfolio of solutions with Artel’s growing DigiLink-based product lines creates one of the market’s largest portfolios of broadcast-quality media transport solutions,” said Richard Dellacanonica, president of Artel Video Systems. “In addition, the synergy between products now allows Artel to enhance and develop new products for the Fiberlink, Copperlink, and Scan Do platforms based on technology already developed by Artel. This will enable CSI customers to have access to video over IP, and other leading-edge transport solutions in the product lines and footprints they are familiar with.

“In addition to the product acquisitions, I am pleased to announce that Paul Seiden and Michael Fazzi have joined Artel’s sales team ensuring a smooth transition for CSI customers.”

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About Artel Video Systems
Artel Video Systems is an employee owned, global provider of broadcast-quality media transport solutions for IP, direct fiber, and managed optical networks. A pioneer in the industry, Artel developed the first commercially available video-over-fiber video transport platform. Artel’s DigiLink platform is the most effective, reliable, easiest to configure and support media transport solution on the market. With thousands of deployments, Artel products are relied upon every day by the world’s largest broadcasters, telecommunication companies, and CATV operators for mission critical video and data feeds to support the world’s most watched sports, news, and entertainment events.

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