08 Sep 2016
Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (“BMS”) Acquires Mobile Technology Solutions Provider Data911
Industry: Law Enforcement and Public Safety
Poway, CA (September 8, 2016) – Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (“BMS”) a StoneCalibre portfolio company, is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Data911, a well-known and highly respected developer and producer of modular information systems used by police departments, fire departments, and EMS customers. Data911’s products include in-car computers, in-car HD video systems, license plate recognition systems, body worn cameras, ruggedized computer tablets, and a cloud-hosted vehicle tracking enterprise software solution. The Company’s mission is to be an extension of its customers’ IT and telecommunications departments by helping them strategize, optimize, and implement technologies that improve efficiencies and create a significant return on investment.
“We believe that the combination of the mission critical products and services of Data911 together with BMS broadens our offering to the law enforcement and public safety community,” said Chuck Beck, President and Chief Executive Officer of BMS.“
Beck added: “BMS has a long history of providing the highest quality video transmission solutions to aviation assets worldwide and Data911’s focus on delivering world class solutions to mobile ground assets is a natural extension for us.”
Abigail Baker, Chief Executive Officer of Data911, expressed her enthusiasm for the transaction. “Given the reputation that the Company has built over the last 33 years, it was important for me to find the right partner to continue to provide the most advanced and comprehensive solutions on the market.” Mrs. Baker, who will continue to work with the combined company going forward, stated, “I’m truly looking forward to accelerating Data911’s growth in collaboration with BMS and StoneCalibre.”
Headquartered in Century City, CA, StoneCalibre is a privately funded investment firm specializing in the acquisition of lower middle market companies. Founded by Brian Wall in 2012, StoneCalibre is focused on making investments in both special situations and quality long-term capital investment opportunities. For more information please visit our website at www.stonecalibre.com.
BMS, headquartered in Poway California, is a leader in COFDM technology for real-time long range wireless video and data links and recognized around the world as “The Downlink Experts”. BMS offers a broad range of components and systems, including transmitters, receivers, and tracking antenna systems, developed for law enforcement, unmanned aerial vehicles, and government surveillance applications and the broadcast industry. For more information, visit bms.data911.com.
For more information please contact:
Phone: (310) 774-0376
Fax: (310) 427-7448
BMS will be at IBC 2016 in Hall 1 Stand A10 highlighting its license-free COFDM low latency wireless video systems which include transmitters, antennas, receivers, and accessories – everything needed to deliver robust long range live wireless video. BMS systems provide reliable – real-time HD views of what the camera is capturing even in the most challenging wireless conditions.
The BMS Video Assist Camera Kit pairs a small camera-back microwave transmitter with our advanced Carry- Viewer 4 (CV4) digital touchscreen receiver/monitor along with all the accessories needed to offer a complete broadcast quality wireless solution – with license-free options– for covering video assist applications. Wireless video kit configurations using the modular half-rack xDR2000 receiver are also available.
BMS is a StoneCalibre company headquartered in the USA with a sales and service center in Taunusstein, Germany. BMS is the recognized leader in professional wireless video solutions with nearly 35 years’ experience providing flexible and robust wireless video systems for the broadcast industry. BMS delivers a portfolio of leading-edge systems that serve a diverse and professional customer base. The Company’s reputation for cutting edge wireless products and premier customer service has established BMS as the leader in professional real-time wireless video.
BMS, will promote its real-time COFDM microwave video link solutions for manned and remotely piloted airborne surveillance applications at the Security & Counter Terror Expo at Booth B23 at Olympia London on April 19-20.
BMS is a StoneCalibre company headquartered in Poway, CA USA with an additional sales and service center in Taunusstein, Germany. BMS is recognized for being “The Downlink Experts” and provides a range of long-range wireless video solutions including transmitters, receivers, antenna systems, and video distribution networks for security, law enforcement, defense and surveillance markets.
07 Aug 2015
BMS Inc. | IBC 2015 | Hall 1.A10 | BMS Professional Wireless HD video
Visit BMS at IBC in Amsterdam this year to see demonstrations of premier class wireless microwave video equipment for broadcast applications and small UAVs at IBC 2015 Hall 1 Stand A10.
BMS professional wireless video solutions don’t compromise on image quality, latency, or reliability. BMS’s time proven wireless HD COFDM technology always delivers when quality live production video is essential. With easy configuration and seamless professional camera integration, BMS links ensure you are always one step ahead covering live-events.
Stop by to see our comprehensive range of solutions for fully integrated in-camera COFMD transmitter systems and ultra-compact HD COFDM products. BMS will be demonstrating advanced COFDM wireless transmitters for professional cameras with remote camera control as well as real-time airborne video solutions for small unmanned aerial systems, all employing solid and robust BMS microwave link technologies.
Make an appointment or visit at your convenience. We look forward to welcoming you at our booth #A1 in Hall 1. You may also visit us online at bms.data911.com.
June 10, 2015 16:20 ET
StoneCalibre Acquires Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. From Cohu, Inc.
Industry: Aerospace and Defense
LOS ANGELES, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 10, 2015) – StoneCalibre, LLC (“StoneCalibre”) is pleased to announce that one of its affiliates has acquired Broadcast Microwave Services, Inc. (“BMS” or the “Company”), a subsidiary of Cohu, Inc. (NASDAQ: COHU) (“Cohu”). Headquartered in Poway, CA with an additional sales and service office in Taunusstein, Germany, BMS designs, develops, and manufactures mobile microwave communications equipment including transmitters, receivers, antennas, and accessories that enable the transmission of real-time video, audio, telemetry, and sensor data from manned aircrafts, unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”), and ground platforms.
For over 33 years, BMS has been designing and manufacturing a portfolio of leading edge technology systems that serve a diverse, high quality customer base within the government surveillance, law enforcement, UAV, and broadcast end markets. The Company’s reputation for both industry-leading products and premier customer service has established BMS as among the market leaders in the mobile microwave industry and a prime candidate in the high-growth commercial UAV market.
“We are delighted to welcome the talented employees of BMS to the StoneCalibre portfolio as our first platform investment in aerospace and defense,” said Brian Wall, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of StoneCalibre. “BMS is truly the downlink expert in this industry, and the product portfolio that BMS has developed is exceptional. We appreciate the opportunity to continue to serve the Company’s customer base and support their mission critical needs.”
“StoneCalibre approached the entire process with the utmost professionalism,” said James A. Donahue, Executive Chairman of the Board of Cohu. “At every stage, StoneCalibre demonstrated a thorough and thoughtful approach, and they gave us confidence around their ability to both execute and deliver transaction certainty.”
Graham Bunney, President and VP of Engineering of BMS, expressed his enthusiasm for partnering with StoneCalibre. “This transaction represents a defining moment for the Company. With the backing of StoneCalibre, we are committed to exploring all avenues to further our relationships with existing and potential new customers.”
Philpott Ball & Werner, LLC acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Cohu.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, StoneCalibre is a privately funded investment firm specializing in the acquisition of lower middle market companies. Founded by Brian Wall in late 2012, StoneCalibre is focused on making investments in both special situations and quality long-term capital investment opportunities. For more information please visit our website at www.stonecalibre.com.
Cohu is a leading supplier of semiconductor test and inspection handlers, micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) test modules, test contactors and thermal sub-systems used by global semiconductor manufacturers and test subcontractors as well as a supplier of mobile microwave communications equipment.
For press releases and other information of interest to investors, please visit Cohu’s website at www.cohu.com.