More Broadcast Vendor M&A: Ross Video Acquires Cambotics

Posted by Joe Zaller
Apr 25 2012

At its NAB press conference last week Ross Video CEO David Ross detailed a series of impressive product and corporate announcements culminating with the news that it had acquired Cambotics, a maker of robotic camera heads and pedestals. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Ross had hinted at the deal prior to the NAB show via a post on his personal LinkedIn page, where he occasionally discloses corporate announcements.

Robotic camera pioneers Bob Scotto and Miles Spellman, the founders of Cambotics, will be staying with Ross in the robotics division as the new Chief Hardware Architect and Chief Software Architect respectively.

This is the second robotic camera technology company acquired by Ross Video this year.   The company acquired FX-Motion in February 2012.

Ross Video showed the integration of technology from both Cambotics and FX-Motion with a complete suite of products from Ross Video. The entire demo was controlled by the Ross OverDrive production automation system, which has been a critical factor in the success of Ross Video.  David Ross told me at the NAB show although customers might have been skeptical when they first heard about the integration of robotic cameras in the OverDrive production environment, that “light bulbs went on” when they saw the demo.  If Ross is right it could be the start of something very interesting.

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