BURBANK — Digital Vision, the manufacturer of image enhancement and mastering systems for film and television, has finalized the acquisition of Image Systems. Image Systems offers technology for motion analysis and film scanning within the archive, restoration, defense and automotive industries. The acquisition increases Digital Vision's presence in the post and restoration markets, and creates new opportunities in the automotive and military markets.
Digital Vision and Image Systems will now be known as Image Systems (www.imagesystems.tv), and the expanded company will consist of three business units: media, motion and defense. The Nucoda and Phoenix product lines will continue, as will the Golden Eye scanners as part of the media business unit.
Mikael Jacobsson officially assumed the role of CEO on the 1st of April. He is the second largest shareholder in Image Systems and follows Digital Vision CEO Bengt Broman in the role. Jacobsson will oversee all business units of the new company.
Martin Bennett, current UK/managing director & VP worldwide marketing for Digital Vision, will head the media and entertainment business unit. Bennett joined Digital Vision in 2008 after 10 years with Avid, where he served as director worldwide professional segment marketing, amongst other senior executive other roles.
Image Systems will show its new corporate branding at next week’s NAB show in Las Vegas.