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FLIR Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: FLIR) announced today that it has acquired DVTEL, Inc. ("DVTEL"), a leader in software and hardware technologies for advanced video surveillance, for approximately $92 million in cash.
DVTEL, based in Ridgefield Park, New Jersey, is a global leader in enterprise-class security and surveillance solutions. The company develops and distributes integrated video management system (VMS) software, advanced video analytics software, visible and thermal security cameras, and related servers and encoders. The combination enables FLIR, with its existing FLIR-branded thermal and visible cameras as well as its Lorex-branded security systems, to be a full-spectrum end-to-end security system provider, serving the consumer, small and medium business, enterprise, and infrastructure-level markets.
"FLIR's strong position in thermal imaging together with DVTEL's extensive video analytics and VMS capability will position us well to offer differentiated and highly accurate perimeter security solutions for the upper corner of our Security segment's product value ladder," said Andy Teich, President and CEO of FLIR. "DVTEL adds a suite of professional-grade security software and hardware that is very complementary to our current solutions and fits very well with our strategy to offer end-to-end solutions in the enterprise and infrastructure segments of the security market."
FLIR anticipates this transaction will be neutral to 2015 net earnings and accretive thereafter.
About FLIR Systems
FLIR Systems, Inc. is a world leader in the design, manufacture, and marketing of sensor systems that enhance perception and awareness. FLIR's advanced thermal imaging and threat detection systems are used for a wide variety of imaging, thermography, and security applications, including airborne and ground-based surveillance, condition monitoring, research and development, manufacturing process control, search and rescue, drug interdiction, navigation, transportation safety, border and maritime patrol, environmental monitoring, and chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE) detection. For more information, go to FLIR's web site at www.FLIR.com.