Sony buys Convergent to widen digital-signage range

  • Sony Electronics has acquired Convergent Media Systems in the U.S., and plans to use its products to provide digital-signage customers with a fuller suite of technology.
  • Convergent, based in Alpharetta, Georgia, will be folded into Sony Electronics’ broadcast and professional products business.
  • John Scarcella, president of that Sony division, said the acquisition is a “key building block” in Sony’s move toward emphasising complete solutions.
  • “With Convergent, we can install and integrate the best technology available together with providing content creation, monitoring and distribution services. As a result, our salespeople can go to a customer and more confidently offer a comprehensive proposal,” he said.
  • Convergent offers integration services and corporate video kit as well as the Prodokol digital-signage system.