STRATACACHE, a leading provider of scalable, high-performance digital signage, media distribution and enterprise video acceleration technologies, today announced the acquisition of super-majority control of Scala Inc.
Combining the largest U.S. digital signage company with the largest international digital signage company will provide significant operational synergies and allow both firms to deliver enhanced solutions and services to customers across the globe. STRATACACHE’s strong balance sheet and large-scale operations will enhance Scala’s competitive edge – and Scala’s global channels and significant reseller and partner network will fuel STRATACACHE’s growing business outside of the United States.
“STRATACACHE has great admiration for the Scala platform, the Scala team, the Scala Reseller Channel and the great history of the company,” said Chris Riegel, CEO of STRATACACHE. “With the STRATACACHE acquisition of Scala, we believe that we can help Scala and its partner channel realize the runaway success that STRATACACHE has experienced in the digital signage industry, while significantly improving the depth and breadth of products and services for Scala customers and channel partners worldwide.”
The acquisition brings significant operational scale and cost advantages to Scala and will directly benefit the Scala dealer channel through STRATACACHE’s commitment to additional channel investment, resources and solutions that will broaden the scope of offerings for the reseller channel.
“This consolidation of capabilities enables better service of needs on the global stage through the combined strengths of these preeminent suppliers, each of which has been central to digital place-base media application and advancement,” said digital media specialist Lyle Bunn. In Stratacache’s augmenting of its direct supply model with supply through channel partners and integrators as used by Scala, Stratacache will move the industry’s supply capacities to new levels. He continued, “Current users of Scala will benefit from a deeper knowledge base and improved corporate stability.”
Together, the two companies will increase the value for customers by delivering richer and more comprehensive solutions to engage customer experiences across multiple digital platforms all around the world.
STRATACACHE is the leading provider of intelligent digital signage, digital merchandising, mobile enablement and rich media solutions. These solutions help inspire and influence customers at the point-of-decision, generating new sales opportunities. With over 1.5 million software activations globally, we
have the deepest and widest footprint in the market and consistently enhance our offerings to better serve our customers. STRATACACHE is based in Dayton, Ohio, and serves 28 countries with offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, Bentonville, Dallas, Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Adelaide, Luxembourg and Bangalore. Visit us at www.stratacache.com, follow us on Twitter @STRATACACHE or “Like” us on Facebook.
Scala solutions deliver engaging experiences by connecting networks of digital signs, kiosks, mobile devices, websites and Internet-connected devices in both public and private environments. Scala provides the platform to easily create and centrally manage deployment of experiences, while retaining the flexibility to rapidly adapt to local business conditions. Scala has over 25 years’ experience informing, educating and entertaining audiences across wide-ranging industries like retail, finance, education, healthcare and more. Headquartered near Philadelphia, PA, Scala has a world-wide network of partners and developers spanning more than 100 countries.