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SnapAV to Acquire Access Networks

SnapAV acquisition of Access Networks expands partner options for distributor’s enterprise-grade networking solutions.

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SnapAV to Acquire Access Networks

SnapAV today announced that it will acquire networking solutions provider Access Networks.

The acquisition is expected to close later this month.

The Access Networks acquisition “will broaden SnapAV’s networking portfolio with new products and managed services including system design, configuration, monitoring and support,” according to the joint announcement.

“Adding Access Networks to the SnapAV portfolio enables our Partners to tackle any size commercial or residential network project,” said SnapAV chief product officer G Paul Hess. “The pandemic has affirmed our belief that a solid network infrastructure is critical in any home or business.

“Access Networks complements our OvrC-enabled networking solutions including Araknis and Pakedge solutions and strengthens our Partners’ ability to handle network deployments of any size for any need,” he said.

“More SnapAV partners can now do more complex networking jobs with greater confidence, knowing that they are supported by Access Networks,” said Hess. “Their industry-leading team of professionals bring comprehensive experience and high-performance hardware solutions to the SnapAV networking product portfolio.”

With Access Networks’ design and deployment services, SnapAV partners can deliver proposals to satisfy all clients and projects. Whether a partner is bidding to work on a high-end residential property, a small business, or a corporate environment, Access Networks offers advanced managed networks and technologies, including Wi-Fi 6.

Their team of networking experts “provides turnkey networking solutions, with custom designs created specifically for every project,” the joint announcement says.

Why SnapAV Wanted Access Networks

The design, hardware configuration, monitoring and support that is included in the managed services results in a plug-and-play deployment.

“By joining the SnapAV family, we believe our combined strengths will accelerate our growth and ability to offer broader and more comprehensive service solutions for our Partners.” said Access Networks CEO Bryce Nordstrand in the joint announcement.

“We’re excited to see how, together, Access Networks and SnapAV will equip our partners with more capabilities and confidence to grow their business in a way that they wouldn’t have been able to before,” he said.

“This acquisition signals the start of the next great chapter in the history of Access Networks,” said Access Networks president.  “SnapAV enables us to scale at an unprecedented rate in our core market while enabling us to develop and fully commercialize new market opportunities.”

SnapAV will soon integrate Access Networks solutions with the full family of existing products, including Control4, OvrC, Wattbox, Araknis, and Pakedge, to offer Access Networks deployments with more scale, better control and smart power built into the design.

Access Networks products will be made available through SnapAV’s e-commerce site and network of Local Pro Stores in the coming months.