Yorktel Makes 2 Video Conferencing Aquisitions

Video conferencing channel partner Yorktel has announced two acquisitions, of Expedite VCS and healthcare specialist MultiSense Communications Ltd.

In May, Yorktel entered into an asset purchase agreement with Expedite VCS for an undisclosed amount. And, Yorktel LTD (Yorktel’s EMEA operations) reported its acquisition of MultiSense for an undisclosed amount was executed on May 31.

“Adding resources from service providers like Expedite and Multisense, with which Yorktel shares operational and strategic synergies, enhances our ability to increase market share and to meet the communications needs of our diverse portfolio of global customers,” said Yorktel CEO, Ron Gaboury. “Both companies have a demonstrated expertise in target vertical markets, such as healthcare and government, and we welcome the opportunity to add their respective ingenuity and innovative spirit to Yorktel.”

Expedite provides a suite of managed services for custom and standard voice and video conferencing, and streaming media solutions, to federal, state and local government agencies, as well as private and corporate clientele ranging from small business to Fortune 500 companies. Also, the company’s bridging services portfolio enables companies whose voice and video needs have expanded beyond point-to-point communications to expand their capability without having to buy and manage a multipoint control unit.

The move expands Yorktel’s vertical markets focus with additional expertise in segments like distance learning, government, corporate, telejustice, telemedicine and other disciplines.

“Yorktel is recognized throughout the world as the ‘dean’ of video communications,” said Expedite CEO and president Larry Roher. “The company is a proven leader with an exceptional track record of successful acquisition, and we are excited to join forces with such a reputable organization with which we share so many principles.”

Meanwhile, with offices across the UKMultiSense is a Polycom partner with more than 18 years experience in the supply and support of video conferencing and telepresence. It’s particularly active in the UK healthcare market. The company is Polycom’s only specialist healthcare partner, and has developed specialized clinical and healthcare solutions with Polycom’s HD telepresence technology.

“Yorktel’s pedigree as a pioneer in video conferencing, unified communications and collaboration is second to none,” said MultiSense owner John Scambler. “The mutual benefits of this relationship to both Yorktel and MultiSense customers will be significant and evidenced in both the short and long term.”

Since forming a dedicated healthcare division in 2004, MultiSense has developed solutions for use within remote consultation, telemedicine, clinical education and multi-disciplinary team (MDT) meetings. It has has designed and implemented MDT solutions for a number of National Health Service (NHS) Cancer Networks and individual trusts across the UK.


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