Broadcast Engineering 2005 IBC Pick Hit winner Vqual has been acquired by Tekronix.
Vqual's compressed video analysis technology, combined with Tektronix' transport stream and baseband technology will provide content analysis equipment for customers in this emerging market.
Vqual, founded in 2002, has worked closely with Tektronix for the past year and recently introduced a fully automated content analysis solution for file-based, MPEG compressed video. Tektronix anticipates that the acquisition will accelerate the delivery of products and solutions for broadcast customers seeking to implement advanced content analysis solutions.
Tektronix acquired Vqual for approximately $7 million, plus an earn-out.