Acquisition completes Generation-e capabilities strategy
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Melbourne, Australia, December 6, 2016
Leading unified communications and digital collaboration provider and Microsoft gold partner Generation-e has completed the acquisition of audio visual company DRM, effective January 1st 2017.
The acquisition strengthens Generation-e’s position as a leader in Microsoft Cloud and Unified Communications and further extends their managed service offerings to include audio visual, in addition to bringing factory assembly, testing, and on-site installations capabilities in-house under the Generation-e banner.
“DRM’s expertise seamlessly compliments Generation-e’s proven history in unified communications & digital collaboration. As leaders in their field, DRM recognised the evolution of the AV industry away from legacy, isolated systems and I saw their potential to co-build integrated, innovative AV over IP solutions,” said Biagio LaRosa, CEO of Generation-e.
“Great meeting spaces help achieve great business outcomes, and Generation-e is able to extend the meeting space beyond the walls of the office. Coupled with our recent acquisition of Paradyne, we now have a unique breadth of service offering and a depth of experience that is unmatched in helping people work wherever, and whenever they wish,” said LaRosa.
The purchase also increases Generation-e’s footprint, retaining all DRM AV staff and their Melbourne facility, continuing to extend their national reach. “Initially, the DRM businesses will remain unchanged and will proudly continue to deliver the same exceptional levels of service that customers have come to expect,” said LaRosa. “Over time we will integrate and fully take advantage of the strengths of both companies. Together, I know we’ll make each other stronger, and create some fantastic outcomes for our customers.”
Generation-e is the Australian authority in combining unified communications, cloud & audio/visual technologies to enable people to work productively wherever they choose and on the device of their choice. Combining deep expertise and experience, Generation-e develops anywhere, anytime solutions that help people engage seamlessly and drive positive outcomes. Operating across Australia, Generation-e delivers end-to-end solutions including consulting, deployment and managed services.
DRM AV helps businesses around Australia design and integrate beautifully functioning audio visual installations, allowing unparalleled communication and collaboration. Designing and installing AV systems for Australian companies since 1986, DRM are capable of designing a complex, cost effective solution across multiple locations, or simply setting up your meeting room for video conferencing.