SDI leadership inbody
X7s CEO David Taylor and president Paul Garver join SDI's president and CEO Brian Diver. 

System Development.Integration, LLC (SDI), a systems integrator focused on mission-critical technologies and infrastructure, announced the acquisition of X7, a Washington, D.C.-based systems integrator that provides comprehensive security management systems. According to the company, the acquisition — SDI’s second in as many months — established SDI as a $70 million systems integrator specializing in the complex technical requirements, risk mitigation strategies, and advisory services required by critical infrastructure-intensive environments.

“Every organization’s critical infrastructure presents unique threat measures and operational requirements, demanding a tailored approach to building its security technology platform. SDI brings deep IT expertise throughout the lifecycle of large-scale security technology programs to gain functionality, cost, and productivity advantages for our clients,” stated SDI founder and chief executive officer, David A. Gupta.  “X7’s system design-build competence, advanced industry certifications, and proven management team complement our subject matter experts, further strengthening us as a single-source provider of integrated security platforms and managed services for critical infrastructure and campus environments.”

Founded in 1999 as the Orion Systems Group, X7 provides security program management, system deployment, and system sustainment services throughout the National Capital Region.  With offices in Washington, D.C. and Louisville, Ky., X7’s current contracts include city-wide and campus-wide initiatives for enterprise clients including the District of Columbia’s Citywide Electronic Security System (ESS) program, the Metropolitan Police Department, Virginia Tech University and Morgan State University.

“The security integration market continues to shift in favor of centralized planning and purchasing by CSOs, deployed and managed by IT-centric organizations,” observed David Taylor, X7 CEO.  “The increasing complexity of technology, information systems, and regulatory compliance – particularly in the critical infrastructure marketplace — demands the elite expertise, engineering, and operational support provided by SDI and X7.”

Paul Garver, president of X7, added:  “X7 has established long-term relationships with clients to help them recognize the benefit of leveraging security technology and their IT infrastructure to create standardization across platforms and lower their total cost of solution ownership. SDI is an ideal partner for X7 given the depth of their past performance, advanced technical expertise, and status as trusted security advisor to its client base.”  

 SDI specializes in comprehensive security technology programs, with substantial past performance in designing, building, and operating advanced command centers, Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) systems, video surveillance systems, and underlying IT infrastructure.  SDI’s client roster includes some of the nation’s largest airport systems, water utilities, toll authorities, public school systems, 911 centers, and public transit systems. SDI is capitalized by LLR Partners, a private investment firm with more than $2 billion under management, to fund its continued growth. SDI recently added i-sys, Corp, a nationally-recognized systems integrator that delivers integrated security, environmental and fire safety solutions to its portfolio of companies.

 “With the latest addition of X7 to the SDI companies, SDI has become the preeminent firm in the industry to provide industry and government the trusted partner they seek to provide consultation, installation, and support to protect and secure their people, assets, and operations,” said president and chief operating officer, Brian Diver.  “Together, X7and SDI provide a relationship-driven, agile technology partner without sacrificing the capabilities, expertise, execution capacity, and resources needed to deliver complex security integration initiatives.”  

 Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.