Bexel Global Completes Multi-Million Dollar Acquisition of Canon Broadcast Lenses in Preparation for 2016 World Wide Sporting and Entertainment Events

Canon_lens_investmentJune 1, 2016 – Burbank, CA – Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions, a leading worldwide provider of broadcast services and solutions, has announced a significant equipment and lens purchase from Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging. Bexel Global is heading into summer with major broadcast productions on the horizon, and will utilize the lenses at upcoming global sporting events, political and entertainment events. The addition to the inventory enables Bexel to continue to support large scale, high visibility events with the latest technologies and talent.

“Bexel Global plays a key role at the most demanding and important events, and the summer of 2016 is going to be a busy one,” notes Tom Dickinson, CTO of Bexel. “In addition to some of the world’s biggest sporting events, Bexel Global will be front and center at the political conventions. The complement of lenses we have acquired from Canon will help us get the high quality images that our clients and their audiences demands. The high-speed capabilities, long focal length and Canon’s great quality, were clear considerations in the purchase.”

digisuper-95-telephotoThis latest big purchase by Bexel Global consists of two million dollars in lenses from Canon’s renowned DIGISUPER Series including the DIGISUPER 60, DIGISUPER 80 and the DIGISUPER 95, which combines a very wide focal length (8.6mm) with a 95x zoom range for capturing dramatic shots from long distances. Bexel has taken delivery of the specialty Canon HJ18x28 high definition EFP lens that brings phenomenal long-zoom technology to portable field production. The HJ18 extends to 500mm focal length (and up to 1000mm with the built-in 2X extender) with lens speed of F2.8 up to a focal length of 286mm. The portable HD production system was designed to work with the latest generation of HDTV cameras. The capabilities and size of the HJ18 make it ideal for sporting events and large, live events.

Bexel Global also acquired a significant number of Canon HJ24ex7.5B portable telephoto lenses with 24x zoom to give it a maximum focal length of 180mm (360mm with extender). Additionally, the purchase included several HJ14ex4.3B lenses, which offer a panoramic 96.3-degree angle of view to cover the breadth of a scene.

“We are proud to be working with Bexel on such a significant enhancement to their already stellar broadcast services and solutions. Going beyond the purchase, we look forward to providing service and support in the field to continue to help Bexel deliver their best quality and production value to their customers,” remarked Eliott Peck, senior vice president and general manager of the Imaging Technologies and Communications Group for Canon U.S.A., and chairman and CEO of Canon Information Technology Services.

About Canon U.S.A., Inc.

Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean (excluding Mexico) markets. With approximately $31 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2015 and is one of Fortune Magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies in 2016. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED, Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company’s RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact pr@cusa.canon.com

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About Bexel

Celebrating more than 35 years of broadcast excellence, Bexel Global Broadcast Solutions skillfully delivers unparalleled production services and engineering expertise for some of the world’s largest televised events. Bexel has mastered the art of service from concept to completion, and its unique solutions equip broadcasters to capture powerful content anywhere in the world. Bexel’s specialized broadcast offerings include fiber, specialty cameras, 4K solutions, graphics, custom flypacks, and intercom, as well as systems integration, managed services, enterprise solutions, and product sales. Since 1981, Bexel has continually enhanced and evolved the media production experience. Bexel is a Vitec Group brand.

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