Bird Technologies acquires DAS manufacturer

Sept. 24, 2013
RF-based product provider Bird completed the acquisition of DeltaNode on September 1.

Bird Technologies, which provides radio-frequency-based products, systems and services, acquired distributed antenna system (DAS) manufacturer DeltaNode in a transaction completed September 1, for an undisclosed amount of cash. DeltaNode previously was owned by Scandinavian Health Ltd., and Bird Technologies says the DAS manufacturer will continue to operate from its Stockholm, Sweden facilities. DeltaNode was established in 2005.

Mark Johnson, Bird’s chief executive officer, said the acquisition “gives Bird the technical expertise and products to serve the rapidly growing market for RF distribution systems for both in-building and outdoor scenarios such as stadiums, transportation and many other applications. It also allows us to dramatically broaden our leadership in providing public-safety in-building coverage solutions to include outdoor networks and repeaters to serve commercial wireless carriers.”

DeltaNode’s CEO Henrik Huss commented, “The acquisition aligns us with a company recognized for its RF expertise and will give DeltaNode greater global reach in sales, marketing and services so that we can better serve our growing customer base.”

When announcing the acquisition, Bird Technologies said the two companies’ product lines “seamlessly complement each other,” with the joining of the two “making Bird one of only a handful of companies in the world to offer a complete line of RF products and services from the component through system levels for both commercial wireless and public-safety communications systems.”

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