Prodec Networks Ltd Acquires Smarter Interactive
07 December 2017
TWYFORD, BERKSHIRE – (07th December, 2017):
Prodec Networks, a leading provider of business IT and network solutions today announced the completion of its acquisition of Smarter Interactive, an award winning specialist solutions provider for audio visual collaboration technologies. With this acquisition, Prodec Networks has enhanced its meeting room and desk-based collaboration portfolio, increasing its capabilities at a time where customers are increasingly exploring the integration of audio visual solutions as part of their digital transformation strategy.
We’ve really seen digital transformation gain momentum over the last 12 months and alongside this, the demand for collaboration solutions that enable staff to communicate more effectively through easy-to-use digital channels has never been greater or more important. Empowering employees by enabling a digital and collaborative workspace has quickly become a critical factor for most organisations and the acquisition of Smarter Interactive will deliver a new field of expertise to strengthen Prodec’s position as a leading provider of unified communications and collaboration technologies that are properly integrated as part of a modern business network.
RUSSELL BARLEY, MANAGING DIRECTOR,
PRODEC NETWORKS LTD
Jon Sugden, Managing Director at Smarter Interactive, added:
It’s extremely exciting for Smarter Interactive to become part of Prodec Networks. Both companies share the same goal of enabling people to easily share information, ideas and knowledge without geographical or technological limitations. This transition allows Smarter Interactive to build on our 15 years’ experience of audio visual integration and bolster it with the extensive networking and infrastructure expertise that Prodec offers.
The performance of the interactive technology that Smarter Interactive provides is intrinsically linked to the capability of the network it’s running on. The acquisition by Prodec Networks will help to ensure that Smarter Interactive’s customers achieve the collaboration experiences they require by extending Smarter Interactive’s service offering to include Prodec’s full portfolio of networking solutions and expertise.
JON SUGDEN, MANAGING DIRECTOR
Smarter Interactive will be a wholly-owned subsidiary of Prodec Networks Ltd. Smarter Interactive’s education division will merge with Exceedia, an existing subsidiary of Prodec Networks that specialises in IT network services for the education sector. Going forward this merger will result in Smarter Interactive and Exceedia operating as one business under the name Smarter Interactive. The merger will improve Smarter Interactive’s ability to create high-quality interactive learning environments by implementing high-performance school IT networks that power teaching and learning.
Smarter Interactive’s commercial arm will operate as a specialised division in Prodec Networks.
About Smarter Interactive
Smarter Interactive is an award-winning specialist provider of audiovisual collaboration solutions. Smarter Interactive provides businesses, schools, colleges, universities and the public sector with technology and support that allows these organisations to improve their productivity and business efficiency, reduce travel expenses and support teaching and learning activities.
About Prodec Networks
Prodec Networks specialises in providing IT, network and infrastructure services for the modern workplace. Prodec provides businesses with the means to empower their workforce, increase productivity and improve their bottom line through the provision of business-grade data, voice and converged networking solutions. Prodec’s consultative approach to network and IT projects ensures only appropriate technologies and vendors are selected, implemented and supported on an individual use-case basis.