Spectrio, a full-service audio and video marketing company, has announced the acquisition of Vericom Corp., [www.spectrio.com] a 25-year veteran in healthcare communications.

Spectrio said it will incorporate Vericom’s SoundCare on-hold messaging and ChannelCare digital signage into its array of communications products currently focused in industries such as automotive, retail, restaurant and healthcare.

According to Spectrio, its subscriber growth spans multiple and diverse industries with healthcare penetration rapidly becoming a core component of this overall growth strategy.
“Vericom is our 16th acquisition since 2002 and the second in the digital signage market,” said Aaron Kleinhandler, CEO, of Tampa, Fla.-based Spectrio. “With Vericom’s unique focus in healthcare, we will continue to see elevated growth as we incorporate their product offerings into our own.”

Spectrio said it shares Vericom’s commitment to exceptional customer service and further understands that healthcare presents unique communications challenges requiring sustainable technology solutions, as well as relevant, engaging, and accurate healthcare content.

“We will ensure Vericom clients receive the same level of extraordinary customer service they have come to rely upon as we partner with hospitals and other healthcare providers to assist with providing optimal patient care and education,” Kleinhandler added.

Spectrio plans to offer its healthcare communication solutions across other industries.

“Health, wellness and access to care are not restricted by industry boundaries,” said Kleinhandler. “Use of Spectrio’s healthcare content and advanced communications technologies will help employers in other industries promote the health and safety of their employees.”

Ranked one of the fastest revenue growing, privately held companies in the U.S. by Inc. Magazine for the past 5 years, Spectrio creates and delivers multimedia marketing solutions, including on-hold messaging, IVR prompts and automated attendant greetings, digital signage, interactive kiosk applications, location specific “storecast” messaging and custom video applications. In approximately 40,000 U.S. locations, Spectrio is among the top five providers in the telephone on-hold messaging industry with annual revenues exceeding $20 million.