Agile Remote Cameras now part of Mark Roberts Motion Control
The UK-based firm Agile Remote Cameras, known for its ARC360 PTZ and ARC360 Lite PTZ camera systems, is now part of Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company.
Following the deal, MRMC will now manufacture the units on demand for Agile’s existing client base while the technology is ported into its own range, with the MRMC ARC360s expected to debut in Q1 next year.
As well as the standard range of PTZ use cases, the company sees them taking on potentially significant roles as part of its expanding sports automation offering for broadcasters, Polymotion Player, as well as the Polymotion Chat automated camera tracking system.
“Agile Remote Camera’s weatherproofing and all-round ruggedised ability, are incredible – there is nothing else quite like them on the market,” said Assaff Rawner, managing director, MRMC.
“With demand for the intelligent automation of camera systems growing all the time, being able to offer our own specialist PTZ option for extreme conditions and the most demanding live events environments provides further peace of mind for customers and rental houses.”
“The deal marks an exciting way forward for Agile’s products. MRMC’s vision and cutting-edge software is something we have admired for some time and we are very pleased to see the continued development of the products with the original team that wanted to develop a product made for customers’ exacting requirements,” said Agile’s owner and managing director Louise Hague.
Agile Remote Cameras designs and manufactures remote cameras, controllers and associated products. Based just outside of Winchester in the UK, the company is run by Hague, along with its technical and design team. The ARC360 Camera originates from a PTZ model designed for the 35th America’s Cup.