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02/04/2021

SageNet Acquires Digital Signage Provider Convergent

Jamie Grill-Goodman
Senior Editor
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Managed network services and cybersecurity solutions provider SageNet has acquired Convergent, a digital signage products and services provider to Fortune 1000 companies.

For more than 35 years, Convergent has been an industry leader providing primarily digital signage solutions to widely-distributed enterprises. Its major customers include many of the nation's leading retailers as well as organizations in healthcare, convenience, financial services and the U.S. government.

Convergent is a pioneer in digital signage managed services with an emphasis on advanced data integration and the creation of engaging interactive experiences. The company's Digital Signage as a Service (DSaaS) platform helps organizations overcome the barriers often associated with launching and maintaining a robust, reliable digital initiative. Convergent's DSaaS model enables rapid deployment and scalability of next-gen digital experiences, while its turnkey content creation, management and maintenance services make digital experience programs sustainable for the long run. 

According to SageNet CEO Daryl Woodard, the acquisition of Convergent further strengthens SageNet's position as a company redefining how agencies, partners and end-users create and maintain world-leading digital engagement campaigns.

"Bringing the already extensive capabilities of our two companies together creates an organization with uniquely broad yet focused expertise," said Woodard. "Both companies have tremendous experience deploying large, widely dispersed multisite networks with an emphasis on reliability at scale. Combining Convergent's proficiency in data integration and hyper-targeted marketing with SageNet's full lifecycle methodology, cybersecurity expertise, multiple NOC/SOCs and nationwide support organization creates a digital experience partner with unrivaled capabilities.

"The market is currently fragmented, with many companies offering digital signage but few providing turnkey solutions. Even fewer monitor and maintain a system after its launch. Fewer still offer advanced data and device integration. With this acquisition, SageNet is perfectly positioned to provide customers everything they need for a truly holistic and engaging digital experience," said Woodard.

"Convergent and SageNet are proven leaders in the digital signage industry," added Convergent President John Campbell. "Together, we will deliver a much broader scope of services with the combined talent and expertise of two passionately customer-focused organizations."

Immediately, Convergent will be branded as Convergent, a SageNet Company. Convergent's leadership team remains in place and both companies will continue to operate as usual as the integration process proceeds.