Emergency Communications Network Acquires Jacosoft
As part of the agreement, ECN acquired all of Jacosoft’s intellectual property and technical resources. The acquisition adds hundreds of new clients to ECN’s thousands of existing client communities nationwide, as well as several client communities in Canada. The deal also included the transition of several staff members to ECN.
“Our acquisition of Jacosoft provides us the opportunity to further consolidate mass notification solutions in the state and local government vertical to provide more consistent and reliable service to clients,” said David DiGiacomo, President of ECN.
Existing DeltAlert clients will immediately benefit from the market expertise of ECN’s patented technology, including an industry leading location-based public safety application that keeps citizens informed no matter their location through advanced technology adapted for the smartphone. The CodeRED Mobile Alert software, written and exclusively hosted by ECN, allows clients to quickly and easily target their messages to exact geographic areas, protecting both citizens within a specific jurisdiction and those who may be traveling through the area.
“This was a positive move for our clients, giving them lots of value-added features and increased system capacity,” said Jeremy Mattern MD, President of Jacosoft.
The acquisition further strengthens ECN’s leadership position in the citizen notification business helping the company to strategically focus on servicing government agencies. With more than 20 years of critical communication experience, ECN utilizes a variety of proprietary and patented technologies for its Web-based communications solutions. ECN is the largest and most trusted vendor in the emergency citizen communication space with clients representing all 50 states
Jacosoft is the 3rd acquisition in less than a year for ECN. In June 2012, ECN acquired One Call Now’s Government Emergency Center / 911 clients. In July 2012, ECN acquired CityWatch, a provider of integrated, interactive notification solutions.
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