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Pico Picks Up IDC’s Broadcast Products

Telecom distribution equipment maker will acquire broadcast products business of International Datacasting Corp

SAN DIEGO�Telecom distribution equipment maker�Pico Digital�has announced it will acquire the broadcast products business ofInternational Datacasting Corp,�another telecom distribution equipment maker.�

The deal is targeted to close in June.�Pico Digital is privately held, whereas IDC is a public corporation, so approval by its shareholders will be required.�

A release explained, �Pico Digital and IDC have highly complementary product portfolios, and together will provide the industry�s leading solutions for data broadcasting, audio distribution, and digital cinema, as well as enjoying significantly increased scope as a video solutions provider.��

Pico Digital Chief Executive Officer Ian Lerner said, �IDC has been at the forefront of innovation in the satellite industry for many years � We are committed to building on our combined portfolio to create the most compelling and comprehensive offering for both current and new customers.��

President and CEO of IDC Doug Lowther said, �Combining forces with Pico Digital is great news for IDC�s customers, as they will immediately be offered a broader range of solutions, supported by an even stronger worldwide team.�