CHICAGO — SDI (System Development.Integration LLC), a leading systems integrator of mission-critical technologies and infrastructure, has announced the acquisition of i-sys Corp, a national systems integrator that delivers integrated security, environmental, and fire safety solutions. SDI said the acquisition will extend its service network coverage throughout the United States, while adding further technical expertise.

“SDI addresses the complex information systems and operational processes that are at the core of today’s advanced safety and security technologies — from smart devices to analytical software,” said SDI founder and CEO David A. Gupta. “The i-sys team’s deep technical expertise and national service network further position SDI to deliver unbiased strategic advice and operational support for these integrated, multi-layered systems.”

Founded in 2000 by the late Bill Ohlendorf, i-sys provides integrated security management systems, end-to-end building automation (HVAC, lighting, and energy management), mechanical services, and advanced fire safety systems. i-sys’ portfolio of clients includes major financial institutions, airports, seaports, state/local government, and universities. With offices in Sacramento, Calif.; Charleston, S.C.; and Knoxville, Tenn., the firm’s service network addresses clients with nationwide assets, including a national bank with over 1,500 branches across 10 states.

“I am incredibly proud of what the i-sys team has achieved, and look forward to blending our technical talent and experience with SDI to bring further innovation to the security market,” said i-sys CEO Debra Ohlendorf. “SDI shares our extraordinary focus on customer satisfaction and retention, and will be a great partner for both our team and our clients.”

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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Publication date: 7/1/2013

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