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ONELAN acquired by US secure systems company

Company will continue to run as a standalone business for the near future

Digital signage and IPTV company ONELAN has been acquired by Uniguest, a Nashville-based cybersecurity technology specialist in the secure operating system space. Uniguest’s solutions assist in driving engagement in the hospitality, office retail, and community living sectors.

The acquisition will strengthen ONELAN’s presence in the US, with customers and partners benefiting from Uniguest’s team of 180 US-based staff and a further 75-person 24/7 call centre. At the same time, it expands Uniguest’s footprint in the UK, mainland Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia, where ONELAN has a network of more than 300 accredited dealers and system integrators in 50 countries.

“Uniguest is a natural partner for us as their Secured Advantage product goes hand-in-hand with our interactive signage solutions,” ONELAN chief commercial officer Hugh Coghill-Smith said. “Both companies strive to bring the most value to our customers. We determined the best way to provide a seamless customer experience was to bring the two portfolios together as one offering.”

Jeff Hiscox, Uniguest CEO, said: “Digital engagement is something we see as a crucial component to the future of the industries we operate in. After doing a thorough review of the market, we realised ONELAN’s solutions are best in class and our combined solutions will drive a new ‘digital infusion’ in the public use space of our customers.”

Uniguest operates more than 28,000 devices across 15,000+ locations in 68 countries. Its suite of managed and supported solutions includes business centres, interactive kiosks, digital signage, purposed tablets, mobile printing, and personalised printing. In addition to its Nashville headquarters, it has offices in Nevada, California and New Hampshire.

ONELAN has a presence in Dubai, Germany, China, Poland and North America in addition to its Reading, UK headquarters. For the near future, ONELAN will continue to operate as a standalone business with its current team members from the Reading office. Uniguest will add the signage offerings into its solution set.