Symon Acquires UK Based Dacon plc Telecommunications Distributor

  • Purchase Increases Symon's Global Reach, Key Resellers and Market Share
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Hemel Hempstead, UK - 10 March, 2008 - Symon, a global provider of digital signage solutions announced today the acquisition of UK based Dacon plc, a value added distributor of telecommunications solutions specialising in contact centre products. The purchase of Dacon is a strategic move for Symon who will benefit from Dacon's reseller relationships, solid reputation, and presence in the United Kingdom. The new combined organisation with over 2,650 installations will be located in Hertfordshire, UK and is to be named Symon Dacon Ltd.

"Symon Ltd. and Dacon plc is now the leading provider in the rich media visual communications market in the UK. The wide range of our combined software and hardware solutions further expands our reach with innovative applications for businesses of all types throughout Europe, the Middle East and Africa," said Charles Ansley, president and CEO of Symon. "Dacon's distribution channels are aligned with Symon's international go to market strategy and we are quickly integrating the operations of the two companies. This acquisition will add the Symon product portfolio to the current Dacon offerings of products and services providing turnkey solutions."

Because of Dacon's leading strategic relationships with key resellers in the UK, Symon has an opportunity to quickly increase its market share and global reach. Dacon's philosophy is built on bringing relevant products to the market and selling them through trusted and reliable resellers. The products and services available through this network of resellers comprise a wide range of contact centre and telecommunications solutions.

Roy Strutt has been appointed the Managing Director of Symon Dacon Ltd. As the founder of Dacon, Roy has cultivated lasting business relationships with market leading vendors and resellers in the UK. Other new key positions will be announced in the immediate future.

"I am very pleased that Dacon is now a part of Symon with their global reach and success. Symon has a proven track record of investment and consistent growth. This will benefit our customers and partners with an additional product portfolio and support," said Roy Strutt, Managing Director of Symon Dacon Ltd. "Symon has outstanding products and services that will allow us to expand into other exciting growth markets like hospitality and retail digital signage."

Dacon has maintained a long term relationship with Centergistics Solutions who offer comparable contact centre products to Symon. Symon Dacon, Ltd. will continue to provide first class support now and in the future for Symon and Centergistic products and customers in the UK and Europe.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed and are effective immediately.

About Symon  
Symon is a global in-venue digital signage solution company. Symon's hardware, software and services enable companies to greatly enhance their internal and external communications by collecting and displaying real-time information and by creating, managing and broadcasting all kinds of digital media content. Symon's multimedia solutions allow organisations to cost-effectively "narrowcast" dynamic content on HD digital signage displays or computer desktops located virtually anywhere. With more than 8500 installations worldwide and reaching more than 8 million people every day, there's no wonder why 76% of the US fortune 100 depend on Symon digital signage solutions. Symon's products and services are available through a network of resellers for whom Symon  select and evaluate world class solutions, providing full pre-sales, sales, marketing, installation and support services.

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About Dacon
Dacon is a value added distributor of telecommunications solutions. Specialising in contact centres, Dacon's products and services are available through a network of resellers for whom Dacon select and evaluate world class solutions, providing full pre-sales, sales, marketing, and support services. Dacon's product portfolio comprises a wide range of contact centre solutions including Talisma Customer Interaction Management; the AgentView range of contact centre information display solutions; Mediatrix IP to analogue conversion; InfoCall, an on hold service providing daily updated news, sport, weather, finance, lifestyle and entertainment headlines. These products and more can be found at

Company Contacts:     
Leesa Brestrup - 972.578.8484        
Symon Corporate Headquarters
500 N. Central Expressway, Suite 175
Plano, TX 75074   

Max Meiklejohn - +44.1442.275209    
Symon Dacon Ltd.
1 Enterprise Way
Hemel Hempstead
United Kingdom

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