Leader Electronics Acquires British Test and Measurement Company PHABRIX

August 1 2019, 01:50
Leader Electronics Corporation, a manufacturer of high-end Test and Measurement solutions established in Japan since 1954, announced it has acquired PHABRIX Ltd, a manufacturer of video and audio broadcast Test and Measurement instruments. PHABRIX has established itself as a leading manufacturer of innovative, cost effective, test and measurement instruments since it was formed in 2005. The UK-based company gain recognition with its range of solutions supporting advanced UHD video standards and hybrid IP/SDI environments.

PHABRIX employs a dedicated team of R&D, Sales, Manufacturing, Support, and Administration personnel, operating from its headquarters in Thatcham, UK. The company maintains a strong portfolio of portable and rackmount test and measurement systems for rapid fault diagnosis, compliance monitoring, and product development. Its technology strengths include IP video stream generation and analysis, advanced HDR/WCG visualization, and ultra-responsive physical layer analysis. 

The product portfolio includes the top-of-the range Qx for hybrid IP, 4K/UHD, and HDR/WCG signal generation, analysis, and video/audio monitoring. For applications demanding ultra-portable instruments, the company also offers the award-winning Sx range. PHABRIX' Qx Series is one of the most advanced platforms currently available in the market to support test signal generation, analysis and monitoring according to the latest ST 2110/2022-7/2022-6 IP standards.

According to the announcement, the acquisition will see both companies continue with existing product lines and development plans, joining forces to expand sales presence worldwide.

“PHABRIX is delighted to join the growing Leader team. 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,” says Phillip Adams, Managing Director, PHABRIX.

Kozo Nagao, CEO at Leader Electronics Corporation adds, “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' range of advanced audio and video T&M solutions supports hybrid IP and SDI environments and all the latest industry UHD standards which are seeing accelerated adoption in Japan and the Asian region.
Leader Electronics Corporation has earned a worldwide reputation for designing and manufacturing highly reliable, practical and cost-effective test and measurement instruments. Leader products are specified for research, development, broadcast, production and service applications.
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