Rohde & Schwarz acquires digital video specialist - Embedded.com

Rohde & Schwarz acquires digital video specialist

Digital Video Systems AG (Hanover, Germany),  a international manufacturer of hardware and software for professional film and video postproduction, has been integrated into the Rohde & Schwarz group of companies.

DVS, which was founded in 1985 and now has 110 employees,  was the first company to offer workstations that made realtime processing of uncompressed 4K resolution digital film possible.
 
Dr.-Ing. Hans-Ulrich Weidenbruch, CEO of DVS and one of the company's founders, said “We are very pleased that, together with Rohde & Schwarz, we can continue to expand our innovative and technological potential.”  

In the film industry, the conversion of enormous amounts of digital film data to other formats is subject to even higher requirements than in the broadcasting industry. Complex algorithms ensure that data encoding and decoding is performed at highest resolutions and at maximum speed, with no loss in quality.

“We are confident that Rohde & Schwarz will benefit in the area of development from the transfer of valuable technology from the studio to broadcasting,” said Jürgen Nies, Head of the Broadcasting Division at Rohde & Schwarz.  “Conversely, we are also keen on DVS continuing to grow on its own – our worldwide sales  network in more than 70 countries will help bring DVS products to the global market even more intensively.”

The existing structures at DVS's Hanover location and its other will be retained and it will use the Digital Video Systems AG name.

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