Acquisition enhances ESS’s leading position in radio and DAS sectors


For Immediate Release

Contact: Jodi Buranovsky, ESS, Inc.

September 29, 2017

On October 1, 2017, Electronic Service Solutions, Inc. (“ESS”) will complete the acquisition of the Land Mobile Radio (LMR) and Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) businesses of Pinnacle Wireless USA, Inc. (“Pinnacle Wireless”). These divisions will continue to operate as “Pinnacle Wireless, A Division of ESS Inc.” and will remain headquartered in northern New Jersey. The acquisition creates the region’s leading provider of engineering, construction, installation and maintenance services in LMR and DAS. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Pinnacle’s LMR business will add to ESS’s leading presence in the public safety radio sector, and ESS will build on Pinnacle’s recent success in the in-building public safety DAS sector. Pinnacle has pursued and won numerous awards to build Auxiliary Radio Communications Systems (ARCS) in New York City as mandated by recent building code changes. ARCS systems allow seamless wireless communications for the New York City Fire Department in the event of a fire or other incident in a building.

“This acquisition is consistent with our plan to expand our product offerings around DAS and ARCS implementations while expanding our Land Mobile Radio capabilities. Pinnacle Wireless has an excellent reputation in the industry and brings a very talented and experienced team,” said Bob Dale, President of ESS.

Joe Cecin, President of Pinnacle Wireless, said, “Bob and his team at ESS are the perfect partner to take Pinnacle forward. Our LMR business meshes seamlessly with theirs, and our recent traction in ARCS and public safety DAS will provide a platform for future growth at ESS. This was an important transaction for us – one which will allow our corporate parent Unitek to focus on its core business units.”

About ESS

Electronic Service Solutions Inc. is recognized as a premier service integrator of wireless two-way radio and IP communications specializing in radio communications interoperability, point-to-point and tower services, In Building Emergency Responder Systems, Voice Recording, E911, access control and other security products and services for government agencies, universities, hospitals, utilities, building management, construction, and Fortune 500 companies. With three strategic locations ESS covers New York State and the NYC/NJ metropolitan area and has the ability and resources to provide products and services anywhere in the world.

About Pinnacle

Pinnacle Wireless is a full service, turnkey communications solutions provider. Our team of skilled engineers and technicians collaborate with industry-leading technology partners on large-scale, complex communication projects in transportation, public safety, energy, education, government, carrier and enterprise markets. Pinnacle Wireless delivers all of our expertly designed solutions from conception and installation to service and maintenance with one goal in mind: reliable, constant connectivity for our customers.

About Unitek

Unitek Global Services is a diversified telecommunications services company, providing installation, upgrade and maintenance services across the satellite, cable, fiber and wireless sectors in the US and Canada. Unitek is a portfolio company of Littlejohn & Co. and New Mountain Finance Corporation.