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Ten top integrators talk tech

January 29, 2016Martha Entwistle

YARMOUTH, Maine—For the second year in a row, Security Systems News has asked 10 top integrators which technology trends they believe integrators should be paying attention to and why. Again this year, cybersecurity and cloud were among those top trends, but several other technologies were identified including video and data analytics, big data.Executives from the following companies participated in this report: Extravision Video Technologies, Security Equipment Inc., Integrated Security Systems,...

Andre Fiset, Bob Stockwell, Convergint Technologies, Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, Extravision Video Technologies, Firstline Security, Integrated Security Systems, ISS, Jeffrey S. Nunberg, Pro-Tec Design


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David Sullivan named CEO of SDI

May 21, 2014Martha Entwistle

CHICAGO—Systems integration firm SDI today announced that David Sullivan, whose background includes leadership roles at IR and HID, has been named CEO. David Gupta, founder and former CEO of SDI, will now serve as vice chairman of the SDI Board of Directors.SDI grew rapidly in the past year, making two major acquisitions. It is now a $70 million company with plans for further growth.“IT IQ is a critical differentiator for us. We think [successful integration firms] need to have a strong...

David Gupta, David Sullivan CEO, Dawn Nash Pfeiffer, HID, i-sys, IR, PSIM, SDI, security systems integrator, Security Systems News


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On The Editor's Desk

Chicago integrator expands again

December 31, 2013Martha Entwistle

Chicago-based integrator SDI is going to Atlanta—with the hire of security veteran Bob Carter, who will serve as director of sales for the Southeast region of the country. He'll be working closely with X7 staff, a Washington, D.C.-based integration firm that was acquired by SDI in August. Carter comes to Iron Sky, where he has general manager and helped “build city surveillance, LPR and data integration solutions for public safety and police departments.” Before that he was with...

Bob Carter, Dawn Pfeiffer, LLR Partners, SDI


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SDI redesigns sales effort

October 23, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHICAGO—With two major acquisitions closed in the past several months, SDI has grown rapidly and is now turning its attention to its sales organization. It announced Oct. 17 that it has hired former Jeremy Howard, a former Avigilon VP, to set up a national vertically focused sales effort.“We have a nice footprint around the country. It's time for us to up the game,” Brian Diver, president and COO for SDI, told Security Systems News.“I'm thrilled to have Jeremy on board,”...

isys, Jeremy Howard, SDI, X7


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SDI redesigns sales effort

October 18, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHICAGO—With two major acquisitions closed in the past several months, SDI has grown rapidly and is now turning its attention to its sales organization. It announced Oct. 17 that it has hired former Jeremy Howard, a former Avigilon VP, to set up a national vertically focused sales effort.“We have a nice footprint around the country. It's time for us to up the game,” Brian Diver, president and COO for SDI, told Security Systems News.“I'm thrilled to have Jeremy on board,”...

Brian Diver, Honeywell, isys, physical security, SDI, SEMCO, SSN, Verint, X7


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SDI is now $70m business after buying X7

August 28, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHICAGO—In a deal that adds $15 million in revenue and brings design-build capabilities, important industry certifications and major government and commercial clients into its fold, systems integration firm SDI has acquired X7, a Washington, D.C.-based integration company.“It's our second merger within 60 days,” Brian Diver, SDI president and COO, told Security Systems News. SDI in June acquired i-sys, a systems integrator based in Charleston, S.C. Diver said SDI is now a $70 million...

Brian Diver, David Gupta, David Taylor, Paul Garver, SDI, X7


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SDI is $55m business after purchase

June 19, 2013Martha Entwistle

CHIGAGO—Systems integrator SDI is now a $55 million business after the acquisition, announced this week, of i-sys, a $15 million systems integrator that specializes in integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions.Based in Charleston, S.C., i-sys has 70 employees and additional offices in Sacramento, Calif., and Knoxville, Tenn.SDI announced the intention to expand through acquisitions last June, when it secured an investment from LLR Partners and Monument Capital Group.David...

David Gupta, i-sys, LLR Partners, Monument Capital Group, SDI, security integrators, SSN


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SDI, Pro-Tec, and Premier Electric partner on airport job

January 18, 2013SSN Staff

MINNEAPOLIS and MELVILLE, N.Y.—System Development Integration, a systems integrator specializing in airport security technologies, will install a Verint systems to deliver the first phase of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul International Airport's integrated video and information systems network surveillance system, according to a joint statement.For the first phase of the program, SDI has partnered with local firms Pro-Tec Design and Premier Electric, which provide field implementation and integration...

MSP, Premier Electric, Pro-Tec Design, PSIM, SDI, Verint


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SDI secures investments from LLR Partners, Monument Capital Group

June 13, 2012Martha Entwistle

CHICAGO--When David Gupta, CEO of systems integrator SDI, began discussions with private equity firms, he was looking for capital of course, but he was also looking for a firm with specific expertise.Gupta recently secured investments from LLR Partners and Monument Capital Group in a deal that he says brings with it ample dry powder for acquisitions as well as access to a brain trust of international security experts."I really wanted a firm that could partner with me [to help us reach] our long-term...

David Gupta, LLR Partners, Monument Capital Group, SDI, Security Systems News


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