EDTS acquires southeastern audio-video firm


Greenville-based technology consulting firm EDTS has acquired Whole House Audio & Video (WHAV) Inc., an Aiken, S.C.-based equipment firm selling audiovisual and multimedia systems, video surveillance, access control, automation, intelligent control solutions and structured cabling.

The terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The move will help EDTS’s growing network security practice by providing physical security expertise, according to a news release. WHAV’s six employees will stay on with EDTS, and WHAV will operate as a separate division from its existing building in Aiken. The combined firms employ 70 people.

“The EDTS team is pleased to welcome the customers and team members of WHAV to our firm,” stated EDTS CEO Charles Johnson. “We have known Chris and the WHAV group through both business and community circles, and are excited to work together to continue providing clients with the exceptional I.T. services, security solutions, and automation that only a strong regional firm like EDTS can provide.”

Former WHAV principal Chris Boyer will join EDTS as the Director of AV/MM Solutions.

Founded in 1999, EDTS specializes in managed IT, network security, automation and advanced infrastructure services for business. EDTS has offices in Augusta, Columbia and Greenville, and employs 60 people across the southeast. EDTS has been included on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies in America list for six consecutive years.


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