Delta Electronics, Inc. (TWSE: 2308), a global leader in power and thermal management solutions, announced its Board of Directors has approved a proposal for a cash tender offer to acquire approximately 35% (28,631,800 shares) to 55% (44,992,800 shares) of the outstanding common shares of VIVOTEK Inc. (TWSE: 3454) with an offer price of NTD98 per share. This tender offer, which is expected to begin on August 9, 2017 and end on September 26, 2017, shall be satisfied when final effective tendered shares reach the aforementioned minimum.
HID Global, a worldwide leader in trusted identity solutions, announced that it has acquired Arjo Systems SAS, a provider of physical and digital identity solutions for secure government ID applications. Arjo Systems gives HID Global broader capabilities to deploy electronic identification (eID) and ePassport solutions for government programs.
Salto Systems S.L., announces the acquisition of the remainder shares in Clay, to become sole owner of the company and the purchase of a significant equity share in Poly-Control, the manufacturer of Danalock. With these important steps, Salto Systems, market leader in electronic locking, executes on its strategy by strengthening its leading position in both Cloud technology and Mobile Access, as well as Electronic Locks for the Residential market.
Emergency Communications Network (ECN), a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of critical event management and emergency notification systems, announced it has acquired Send Word Now, a global leader in enterprise notification solutions. The combined companies have rebranded as OnSolve. Through this acquisition and ECN’s 2016 acquisition of MIR3, OnSolve is uniquely positioned to address the accelerating demand for standalone software-based communications solutions, and notification and alerting functionality that can be integrated directly into other critical business systems.
Convergint Technologies, a worldwide leader in service-based systems integration, announced the acquisition of Operational Security Systems, Inc. Headquartered in Atlanta, GA and with an additional location in Orlando, FL. Operational Security Systems is a full-service provider of the design, installation, and maintenance of electronic security systems.
Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM), the leading platform for the connected home and business, today announced the acquisition of substantially all of ObjectVideo, Inc’s. business, including the company’s products, technology portfolio and personnel. ObjectVideo is a pioneer in the fields of video analytics and computer vision, with technology that extracts meaning and intelligence from video streams in real-time to enable object tracking, pattern recognition and activity identification. The business, now called ObjectVideo Labs, will accelerate Alarm.com’s research and development of video services and video analytics applications, and will continue to provide advanced research and engineering services for federal government customers.
Veracity, a leading provider of innovative, intelligent solutions that solve real-world IP video challenges in transmission, storage, and display has announced the full acquisition of icomply (I-Comply Ltd), the UK’s leading software provider of integrated command and control security solutions. The agreement includes all operational staff, software, intellectual property, ongoing business and also icomply’s sales and support subsidiary in India. Veracity will maintain icomply as a separate business and will immediately expand its operations including an imminent move to larger premises.
NETGEAR®, a global networking company that delivers innovative products to consumers, businesses, and service providers announced that it has acquired Placemeter, Inc., an industry leader in computer vision analytics. Placemeter’s world-class engineering talent will be integrated into NETGEAR’s Arlo Smart Home Security team, and their proprietary computer vision algorithms will be used to build leading video analytics solutions for the Arlo platform.
ASSA ABLOY has acquired Bluvision, a leading US Bluetooth Low Energy (“BLE”) provider in the enterprise Internet of Things (IoT) market. Bluvision will expand HID’s offerings with BLE products and help us further differentiate from the competition.
ACRE, LLC, the holding company that owns Vanderbilt Industries, Mercury Security, and recently acquired ACT in Ireland, announced the acquisition of Communication Networks LLC (dba ComNet), a manufacturer of video and data transmission equipment.