EDTS Acquires CSRA-Based Security, Video and Multimedia Company WHAV; Continues Strong Growth


AUGUSTA, GA – August 4, 2015 – Southeastern information technology company EDTS, which specializes in managed IT services, network security, and advanced infrastructure for Southeastern businesses, has announced the acquisition of WHAV Inc. of Aiken, South Carolina effective immediately. WHAV specializes in audiovisual and multimedia systems, video surveillance, access control, automation, intelligent control solutions, and structured cabling for clients across the Southeast.

All clients of the former WHAV will be transferred to EDTS effective immediately, and the company will operate as a division of EDTS. WHAV’s six employees will all join EDTS and remain at the combined company’s existing location in Aiken, joining EDTS offices already in Augusta, Columbia and Greenville. Former WHAV principal Chris Boyer will join EDTS as the Director of AV/MM Solutions as part of the transaction and lead the integration of these services into all EDTS markets.

In announcing the acquisition, Charles Johnson, chief executive officer of EDTS, noted: “The EDTS team is pleased to welcome the customers and team members of WHAV to our firm. We have known Chris and the WHAV group through both business and community circles, and are excited to work together to continue providing clients with the exceptional I.T. services, security solutions, and automation that only a strong regional firm like EDTS can provide.”

According to both Johnson and Boyer, WHAV’s deep expertise in video surveillance, access control, and automation perfectly complements EDTS’ rapidly growing network security practice, as physical security increases in importance to optimizing network security.

“Both organizations have a clear-cut focus on superior customer service and expertise in our space, and we have collaborated on numerous major projects across the United States together,” said Boyer. “We are excited to begin this new chapter in our careers, and to help serve the expanding needs of EDTS clients wherever they may be.”

Founded in 1999, EDTS has over 60 professionals serving clients 24/7/365 across the Southeast. A full service technology consulting firm, EDTS specializes in Managed IT, network security, automation, and advanced infrastructure services for business. The firm helps customers increase productivity and reduce cost associated with information technology. EDTS was recently named to the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in America for the sixth consecutive year, and honored as one of the fastest-growing companies in South Carolina on multiple lists. Visit them at www.EDTSolutions.com.

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