Anixter Acquires 'PSIM Platform Inner Range - "Heart of Our Technology Differentiation"

Author: John Honovich, Published on Apr 30, 2018

Anixter Security has made a bold move, acquiring what it calls a PSIM platform as part of a $150 million deal, with Anixter's CEO Bob Eck declaring:

this physical security information management platform capability we've acquired, that sits right in the heart of our technology differentiation that we've talked about for years...

physical security information management platform that we don't have today and we think is very scalable across the organization. [emphasis added]

What is this PSIM? Who is Inner Range? And how competitive will Anixter be with PSIM at the heart of their technology differentiation?

Inside, we answer these questions.

******* ******** *** **** * **** ****, ********* **** ** calls * **** ******** ** **** ** * $*** ******* deal, **** *******'* *** *** *** *********:

**** ******** ******** *********** ********** ******** ********** **'** ********, **** sits ***** ** ***heart ** *** ********** *************** that we've talked about for years...

******** ******** *********** ********** ******** **** ** ***'* **** ***** and ** ***** **very ******** ****** *** ************. [emphasis added]

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Acquisition ******** - * ********* ***********

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Shared *********

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Strengthens ******* *********** ************

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Inner ***** ************

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PSIM ***************?

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*******, *** ****** ** **** ** ******* ***** ** ***** Inner *****'* ******** '****** *** ************', ** *******'* *** ****, there ******* ** * *** ** ****** ********* ** ***** Range *** ******* ***** ** *** ******* ***** ******* ******* is ***** ***** ** ***** *******. **** ***** *** ** in **** ***** *** **** ************ ****** ******* / ******** management.

Compete ******* ***** ************ ********

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History ** ************ ********* ******* *************

** ******* ****** ******* ******* **** ***** **** / '*****' plan, **** **** *** ** *** ***** ** **** ********. For *******, *** ****** *** ****** ** ********** ****** ******** (i.e.,*********************.) *** *********, *** ************, **** ***, *** *********** (******,**** *** *** ****-***, **** ** ******** ***, *.*., ********* ****** ******* **** be **** ** * ******** ******* **** *** ****). ***, of ******, *** *** ***** ***** **** ***** *** *********** Inner ***** *** *****. *******, **** *** ********* **** ** a ****** ********** ****** ***** ** *** ****** ****** ** provide *******. **** ***** ** **** *********** *** ******* ** they ********* ***** ******* (*** ******* ********** **) ********.

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Comments (20)

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