ATC International acquires JBE Technology to add wireless

Thursday, October 5, 2006

MIAMI--ATC International, a voice, data and security integrator, announced this week the acquisition of JBE Technology, a wireless technology provider based in Hollywood, Fla., serving southern Florida and Latin America. Terms of the deal were not released.
"We were looking to expand our Wi-Fi business," said ACTI president Chris Cavallo, "not only on a municipal basis, but we're also getting a lot of requests from our customers about wireless. Wireless technology is becoming the premiere technology being requested of our company today."
JBE president Ernie DelSol will join ACTI, along with three of his employees. DelSol's responsibilities will now include business development for ACTI, which also has an El Salvador office, "in places like the Carribean," said Cavallo, "places we haven't been to before, but would be receptive to our solutions, like Latin America."
JBE has an extensive history in municipal Wi-Fi, having installed a four-square-mile Wi-Fi hot zone in Hollywood, for instance, and has installed point-to-point wireless networks on a number of campus environments.
In other ACTI news, the company has just opened new offices in Orlando, Fla., and Port Neches, Texas, where they will operate as ATC Security Technology. Both locations are attractive because of booming construction markets, said Cavallo, and "because of our acquisition of JBE, we now have additional services, such as triple play, voice, video, and data. There is a method to our madness."

For comments from Ernie DelSol, see the November issue of Security Systems News.