Yorktel swoops on MultiSense and Expedite


Yorktel swoops on MultiSense and Expedite

Steve Bell

Unified communications vendor Yorktel has acquired two companies, Expedite VCS and MultiSense Communications, as part of a global expansion strategy.

The move is informed by Yorktel’s aim to increase market share and provide its customers with more technology choice as the adoption of videoconferencing, unified communications and collaboration technologies continues to grow.

Expedite provides voice and video managed services and has a large number of deployments in markets such as distance learning, government, corporate and telemedicine.

The UK-based MultiSense supplies and supports video conferencing and telepresence technologies. It has a long-standing relationship with Polycom.

Ron Gaboury, CEO, Yorktel said: “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.”

MultiSense has a significant footprint in healthcare markets and has implemented a large number of communications platforms across the National Health Service, Cancer Networks and individual trusts across the UK

Healthcare is one of the sectors that Yorktel aims to focus on. It aims to exploit Expedite’s expertise in vertical markets by delivering video-based technologies tailored for specific sectors.

Larry Roher, CEO and president, said:,”Yorktel...  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.”

John Scambler of MultiSense added: “The mutual benefits of this relationship to both Yorktel and MultiSense customers will be significant and evidenced in both the short and long term.”

In 2012, Yorktel acquired UK-based First Connections, an audio and visual technology company.

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