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AVI-SPL Acquires Sharp’s Audio Visual

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AVI-SPL has announced the acquisition of Canadian integration firm Sharp’s Audio Visual, becoming the first national provider of AV and collaboration technology solutions in Canada. With the addition of Sharp’s to its existing Canadian operation, AVI-SPL will enhance and expand its ability to design, build, manage and support collaboration technology deployments for organizations throughout the country and around the world. Sharp’s has eight locations across six provinces in Canada. Founded in 1923, the company is a technology solutions partner for many recognizable organizations worldwide.

“Our goal was to substantially increase our local presence and resources throughout Canada, and to provide best-in-class services and responsiveness for our customers, while further enhancing our global delivery capabilities to assure a consistent customer experience worldwide,” AVI-SPL’s CEO, John Zettel, stated. “The Sharp’s team brings vast experience, talent and reach to our team, and I am incredibly excited to have them joining our AVI-SPL family.”

Following the merger announcement, current Sharp’s’ customers will be provided 24/7 Global Help Desk support and new remote monitoring and management capabilities via AVI-SPL’s Unify ME Symphony platform to assess proactively the health and usage of their collaborative environments worldwide. The companies’ unification will form the industry’s most certified team of engineers and technicians in Canada and worldwide, an offering that intrigued each firm from the beginning.

“We were eager to jump on this exceptional opportunity to enhance our local offering, and to provide a truly global solution for our multinational customers based in Canada,” Jeff Faber, President and CEO of Sharp’s, added. “We are looking forward to the new capabilities and experiences we’ll be able to provide for our customers.”

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