inLighten Acquires AidaVision Digital Signage Division of GRFI, Ltd.
Leading Digital Media Firm Increases U.S. Market Share with Latest Acquisition
Dec. 2, 2010
inLighten®, which supplies digital media solutions to more than 1,500 clients in the financial, education, corporate and retail industries announced today that it has acquired the AidaVision™ digital signage division of GRFI, Ltd., a Chicago based firm specializing in retail merchandising. The acquisition contributes to the rapid expansion of inLighten’s digital media network by establishing relationships with current AidaVision users in banking centers across the United States. “This purchase is part of a focused mergers and acquisition program underway at our company,” said Dave Saleh, inLighten Vice President of New Business Ventures. “We are actively seeking opportunities to acquire digital signage suppliers who seek the strength of an industry leader and the competitive advantage that expanded distribution and advanced technology can bring to their vertical markets. Our large market share, leading edge network and product line make inLighten a natural fit for those organizations.”
Network conversion for AidaVision locations is anticipated to be completed within 60 days. Upon conversion, users will have access to inLighten’s suite of desktop and web-based content management interfaces, specialized news programming, extensive ready-to-use graphics library and technical support from a 24/7/365 help desk.
“This is a winning combination for all concerned,” commented inLighten President and CEO Dan Snyder. “The client receives enhanced digital signage capabilities, while GRFI joins the growing inLighten distribution network so they can take advantage of our industry leading products and services.”
inLighten is a pioneer in digital media solutions including digital signage, self-service kiosks, audio services and speech privacy solutions that empower clients to effectively communicate with their audiences. Industry-leading consulting, installation, technical support and creative services deliver a superior experience and provide a single point of accountability for all aspects of implementation, management and continuing network operation. Today, inLighten serves over 1,500 clients in thousands of locations worldwide. inLighten’s headquarters are in Depew, NY with regional sales support in Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Los Angeles and Toronto.