DSE 2017 Mixer Sponsor Profiles – Diversified

March 13, 2017 by Dave Haynes

We’re two weeks and a day out from the annual 16:9 Mixer at DSE, and it’s time to start noting and thanking the sponsors who are big part of how this thing gets pulled off.

For those who don’t have tickets, we’re over-subscribed. 400-plus allocated. No more room at the inn. Etc. Etc. So groveling emails at this point won’t get people anywhere.

Diversified was known as DMG when it first started the annual networking event many years ago. It was big then and really big now – with about 1,000 people across the United States – more than 100 of them focused on digital, and the rest across broadcast and other vertical markets.

The Media Group run by John Melillo has some of the brighter people in the signage market working for it, including Tom Percich, Mitch Mittler, Brian Lees, Raffi Vartian, Will Amos and Jay Leedy. A lot of the big landmark projects you see out there – like the billboard that ate Times Square and the Samsung 837 store – had heavy involvement from Diversified.

The company doesn’t have a booth at DSE (what do you show when you design, build and operate stuff?), but will have several people around, including creative service T.J. DiQuollo, who is my presenting partner for an on-the-floor presentation at DSE that I guess I should maybe work on at some point.

Here’s the company background, from its website:

Diversified Systems was formed in 1993 and started as a full service systems and media technology integration company addressing the technical needs of the Broadcast, Audio/Visual, IT and RF market segments. Over the two decades, Diversified Systems grew from a regional system integrator into one of the strongest, nationally recognized integration companies in the industry.[1] During this evolution and as the marketplace demanded new services, Diversified Systems expanded by adding two companies that offer solutions focused on customer requirements.

In 2000, the Diversified Media Group (DMG) was formed to supplement the company’s integration services and to focus on managed services, including a 24/7/365 network operations center. The services grew to include communications consulting, digital signage, private network development, content development, and content distribution over terrestrial and satellite links.

In 2010, Skyweb Digital Media became part of the Diversified family. Its focus was on providing commercial businesses with the latest in HD Video and IPTV related hardware, programming alternatives, and Digital Rights Management for companies large and small.

In 2013, Diversified acquired Snader & Associates, with several offices located in California. As a successful and nationally recognized systems integration company, they immediately contributed new ideas and talent to the Diversified family. Their executive team, sales account executives, engineers and project managers have all been instrumental in Diversified’s growth and made the company even stronger today.

In February 2016, Diversified acquired Technical Innovation, a nationally recognized company with a reputation for best-in-class Presentation Technology, Mission Critical Environments and Media and Entertainment solutions. Besides having strong sales and engineering expertise, they had a substantial presence in the Southeast with 11 offices that added brick and mortar capabilities to the Diversified portfolio. Their talented and experienced staff will continue to serve their customers with the same skills and passion for excellence.

Furthermore, in March 2016, Diversified acquired The Systems Group. The Systems Group (TSG) brings an internationally recognized reputation for consulting, design, and integration around broadcast-LAN architecture and file based workflows. Their space planning, technical consulting, and engineering expertise along with a talented and experienced staff of professionals will provide additional Media and Entertainment value to Diversified’s domestic and international clientele.

As business continued growing in the southwest it became apparent that expanding operations was required to support all vertical markets.  So, in October 2016, Diversified acquired Media Management of Dallas, TX as a foundation to grow business operations in the region.  Besides having a strong audio visual clientele, they bring a strong medical and healthcare integration practice to the organization.

The expanded company offers an even broader spectrum of technology and media solutions backed by one of the largest design and consulting teams in the United States. The new organization will have over 1000 employees in 23 offices internationally.

Diversified consolidated the business units and acquired companies under one brand to address all the portfolio of services our business units provide across the globe. Our customers demanded a “one hand to shake” service model and now the company is strategically aligned with solutions teams to meet complex demands. Having seamless engineering experts that focus on solving unique and complex problems available to all facets of our clients’ businesses creates the successful formula for communication and results.

[1] Diversified’s System Division is ranked #2 in AV Systems Integration [Source: System Contractor News, December, 2016] and #1 in Broadcast/Production Integration.

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