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New Systems Depot president Scott Hay says distributor is ‘on the rise’

New National Technical Sales Center will be integral to efforts

HICKORY, N.C.—The Systems Depot in August named Scott Hay president of the distribution company.

Pivot3 closes $12 million round

Hyper-converged infrastructure provider adds new investor S3 Ventures, new CFO Mike Dansby

AUSTIN, Texas—Storage provider Pivot3 on August 7 closed a $12 million funding round which will be used for “product development, sales and marketing," Pivot3 CEO Ron Nash told Security Systems News.

Anixter to acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million

Anixter gets branch network, 20k dealers, intrusion and fire capability, access to resi and small business sector

GLENVIEW, Ill.—Today, Anixter International announced that it will acquire Tri-Ed for $420 million, so now Tri-Ed, which had aspirations to become a "billion dollar distribution business," will be part of a $1.7 billion security distribution company.

Michael Dell makes ‘multi-million dollar’ investment in VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks

Enrique Salem of Symantec and Austin Ventures also participated in Series B funding

AUSTIN, Texas—In his first personal investment in physical security, Michael Dell, founder and CEO of Dell Inc., today announced a “multi-million dollar” investment in VMS provider Eagle Eye Networks.

Vivint creates CSO position, hires federal cyber expert Joe Albaugh

New Vivint CSO Albaugh was security chief at DOT, FAA

PROVO, Utah—Joe Albaugh, who today joined Vivint in the newly created position of chief security officer, brings significant cyber expertise, having previously served as chief information security officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation and also at the Federal Aviation Administration.

More in store for Samsung ‘Eco Partners’

Camera manufacturer enhances ‘STEP’ program, launched at ISC West

RIDGEFIELD PARK, N.J.—Samsung’s strategic partners can more easily submit project registration, access training, and up-to-date pricing and other product information as part of enhancements the camera manufacturer is making to its Samsung Techwin Eco Partners (STEP) program.

De Fina joins SightLogix

Former head of Panasonic, Samsung, joins smart thermal camera manufacturer

PRINCETON, N.J.—Calling it the “next great company,” Frank De Fina announced today that he’s joining smart thermal camera manufacturer SightLogix as EVP of sales and marketing.

Security distributor decides on its own security for inventory, employees

GSS opts for Mobotix for cameras, video door stations

CHANTILLY, Va.—Global Surveillance System, a national distributor of video surveillance and low-voltage security equipment, had to decide what kind of security it would itself deploy at a brand new 3,000-square-foot warehouse and an office building here.

Costar Technologies buys CohuHD for $10m cash

Combined company has closed three deals already

COPPELL, Texas—In the month since it closed a $10 million cash deal to buy CohuHD, Costar Technologies and CohuHD have closed three deals together.

PlateSmart takes license plate recognition to the cloud

‘Software-only solution’ uses existing equipment

OLDMAR, Fla.—PlateSmart, which bills itself as the first “software-only license plate recognition solution,” is in growth mode as it prepares to launch a SaaS-based LPR solution, company CEO John Chigos told Security Systems News.



SSN News Poll November 2015

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