Diversified Acquires The Systems Group
Diversified, a longtime stalwart of systems integration, shook up the sports-venue space with the announcement that it has acquired The Systems Group (TSG), a fellow systems integrator known for the control room overhaul at Madison Square Garden and the instant replay deployments for MLB and NBA, among other projects.
TSG, based in Hoboken, NJ, brings an internationally recognized reputation for consulting, design, and integration around broadcast-LAN architecture and file-based workflows. Their space planning, technical consulting, and engineering expertise along with a talented and experienced staff of professionals will continue to serve their customers and contribute to Diversified’s portfolio of services.
Since January 2016, Diverisifed has consolidated its three business units – Diversifed Systems, Diversified Media Group, and Skyweb Digital Media – under the Diversified banner, and acquired Technical Innovation and The Systems Group to offer clients the most dynamic and comprehensive portfolio of services possible.
As the market for media technology products and services evolves, customer requirements and knowledge of disruptive business models as well as IP and IT strategic planning is paramount. The expanded company will add to their deep knowledge in broadcast-centric solutions around the globe.
“We are extremely excited that our team is joining Diversified. Over the last two decades we have developed strategic relationships consulting and designing facilities for the top media providers in the world. Joining the Diversified team allows us to focus our engineering expertise and offer a wider range of technical services to our valued clients” says Christopher Mehos, Principal, The Systems Group.
“Today’s complex IT/IP planning along with file based workflows demand the strongest engineering disciplines and Diversified has the diversity and strength to complement our team to fulfill client needs for increased productivity” said Scott Griffin, Principal, The Systems Group. As Senior Vice Presidents, Mr. Mehos and Mr. Griffin will join Diversified executive management to integrate The Systems Group team members into Diversified’s operations. Further, as broadcast technologists they will play a key role in the growth strategy and execution of future technology platforms.
“Over the years we have partnered and competed on numerous projects. I have always respected The Systems Group organization, engineering process and client-focused business so after NAB last year we started discussions how we could formalize our relationship. This acquisition enables Diversified to build on our broadcast services by leveraging the knowledge and experience of years in business focused on broadcast solutions,” says Fred D’Alessandro, Chairman and CEO of Diversified. “TSG’s thoughtful design, attention to detail and customer loyalty will immediately contribute to our collective client base with the resources to build focused broadcast solutions, of any complexity and scale, across the Globe.”
Diversified will be on hand at NAB in booth N1211 — previously held by The Systems Group — to showcase its entire portfolio of services, including complex and scalable professional broadcast, corporate communications, experiential design, and digital signage network solutions.