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General Data Acquires Data Support, Inc.

May 18, 2016

General Data Acquires Data Support, Inc.

Acquisition expands General Data’s data capture and tracking solutions offerings for industrial, healthcare and government markets.

Cincinnati, OH – May 18th, 2016 – General Data Company, Inc., a leading manufacturer and provider of barcode identification, tracking, data management and equipment service products and solutions, has announced that it has acquired Data Support, Inc. (DSI) of Nanuet, NY, a value-added reseller and integrator of barcode-based data capture and tracking software and systems. 

Data Support was established in 1987, and provides complete barcode-based data capture and tracking systems based on their industry-proven software solutions, including Firebug RM™, a barcode-based fire equipment inspection system, and Tool Hawk™, a barcode-based tool tracking system.  With this acquisition, General Data will expand its customer base in the Northeast US, as well as in healthcare, government and industrial markets across the country.  General Data will also be adding software products, development and integration expertise to its portfolio.

“We are very excited about the new capabilities that DSI brings to General Data,” said Peter Wenzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of General Data.  “Their software solutions and the markets they serve, including industry, healthcare, and local, regional and federal government agencies present new and significant growth opportunities for General Data to expand our customer base and the solutions we offer that help organizations become more efficient, run smarter and reduce costs.”

“Becoming part of General Data and their broad portfolio of products, services and solutions made a lot of sense for us,” said Tom McDonald, President of Data Support, Inc.  “The synergies are obvious, and we look forward to working with the great people at General Data to take our software solutions to the next level.”

Financial details have not been disclosed. Both companies are privately held.

About General Data Company, Inc.

Headquartered in Cincinnati OH, General Data Company Inc., (http://www.general-data.com) is a leading innovator and provider of labeling, identification, tracking, and printer service solutions. General Data’s products, services and solutions enable organizations to improve efficiencies, enhance productivity, reduce costs and better serve their customers.  General Data has sales and service locations throughout the US.

About Data Support, Inc.

Headquartered in Nanuet, NY, Data Support, Inc., (http://www.barcodebook.com) provides industry proven solutions for today’s business needs. These solutions are designed to be cost effective and compatible with current and emerging trends in barcode data collection. Data Support, Inc. has a customer list that includes the City of New York, Stryker, The Pentagon and Lockheed Martin.