GBCblue Acquires EndPoint Communications

  • Ascension Software™
  • 08.17.06
GBCblue, a provider of secure guest use in-room, lobby and business center personal computing systems for the hospitality industry, has acquired San Diego-based EndPoint Communications, LLC.

“The acquisition of EndPoint makes for a strong combination.  The EndPoint commitment to providing a high level of customer service and a customized product fits very well with our philosophy,” said Victor Alikin, CEO of GBCblue. 

Over the past few weeks, GBCblue has been upgrading the software and, where needed, hardware at EndPoint-installed locations to the GBCblue standard.  The San Diego operations of EndPoint will be folded into the Portland, Ore.-based operations of GBCblue.

“The combined entities continue to provide convenient and reliable business services to their guests,” said Ken York, VP of operations for GBCblue.  “A core strength that GBCblue brings to the current EndPoint locations is that we constantly monitor deployed systems 24/7/365 from our network monitoring center and, when necessary, help users to instantly correct any problems they may be having. We frequently know a problem is occurring even before the user does, and almost always we can correct it remotely,” York said.

“We’re excited to be teaming with GBCblue to bring an even higher level of service to our customers,” said Dan Redfern, CEO of Endpoint.   “GBCblue has a very sophisticated methodology for keeping all of their deployed systems updated with the latest software and anti-virus protection to offer hotel guests a reliable, safe and secure computing experience.  GBCblue’s capability and infrastructure has positioned the combined company to become a market leader and innovator for years to come.  We see it as a win-win all the way around,” Redfern said.

Dan Redfern whose career included executive positions with PepsiCo Inc. and two major accounting firms will join the GBCblue board of directors.  Zach Fountain, a principal with Endpoint, will join the advisory board. He brings 10 years of experience from PepsiCo, Inc. and Activision, Inc. in a variety of sales and marketing roles in Europe, Canada and America.

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