Looking to capitalize on a growing trend of multi-image display processors being installed in place of CRT-based control rooms and mobile production trucks, Harris has acquired Zandar Technologies, a privately held developer and provider of multi-image display processors, based in Dublin, Ireland. The companies declined to provide financial details.
Zandar systems are used for virtual display walls for master control and situation rooms and broadcast trucks‚ providing centralized video and audio monitoring, alarms and corrective action. Customers include BBC and BSkyB, Alfacam, ESPN/STAR Sports (Singapore), ESPN (USA) and non-broadcast customers such as the FBI.
Harris, under its Broadcast Communications division, plans to offer Zandar’s compact multi-image display processor systems, such as the Predator II and QS100 series for smaller environments while continuing to market its existing CENTRIO systems for larger installations.