• Leader buys test and measurement firm Phabrix
  • Both product lines to be continued
  • Leader CEO: Phabrix brings IP and UHD knowledge

Leader Electronics has acquired Phabrix, a manufacturer of video and audio broadcast test and measurement instruments.

Following the acquisition, both companies will continue with their existing product lines and development plans with a joint worldwide sales presence.

Phabrix and Leader - George

Phabrix: Test and measurement kit  

UK-based Phabrix, which was established in 2005 and has a team of R&D, sales, manufacturing, support and administration personnel, has a range potable and handheld test and measurement tools, as well as rack-mounted fault and diagnosis monitors including rasterizers for hybrid IP/SDI, 4K/UHD and HDR/WCG.

Leader’s broadcast products include waveform monitors, rasterizers and monitors.

Leader Electronics Corporation CEO Kozo Nagao said: “With our rapidly evolving industry, it’s important to future-proof our product development capabilities. Uniting Phabrix’s and Leader’s talented development teams provides the increased momentum required to address the changing landscape of customer needs.

“Phabrix brings to Leader extensive IP, HDR and UHD knowledge and a highly competitive portfolio of handheld and rack-mounted instruments. We look forward to learning from one another as we look to maximise our growth and our global presence in the competitive test and measurement industry.”

Phabrix managing director Phillip Adams added: “Both companies have much to gain from each other; both putting design and engineering expertise at the heart of development. With our combined talent and complementary product lines, together with a greater geographical reach, it’s going to be a very exciting future for staff, customers and our global distribution partners.”

The Leader/Phabrix deal follows the April merger of Telestream and Tektronix, with the latter’s test, monitoring and quality assurance products integrated into the Telestream business.