BadgePass Inc. and Data Equipment Inc. announced the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately. For BadgePass, the addition of the Data Equipment team represents the sixth merger or acquisition in the last four years and furthers the company’s footprint to include sales and service coverage in 14 states. 

“This merger is another big step in our long term plan to sell and promote our credential management solution across North America,” said Phillip King, CEO of BadgePass. “We are always looking to expand our sales and service coverage throughout the U.S. and we will continue to grow our business in areas that make sense to the team. This deal was a perfect fit for our company culture and sales strategy and we’re excited to leverage the business knowledge, customer base and local commitment of the company.” 

All Data Equipment team members will be joining the BadgePass team, including the previous owner, Bill Scott, who will act as director of enterprise solutions and special projects. The regional offices will remain open in their current locations. As a result, customers can continue to expect the same local service and support they are used to receiving from Data Equipment.