Library Technology: Innovative Interfaces is Acquiring VTLS
Two months ago Innovative Interfaces announced the acquisition of Polaris Library Systems. Approx. 60 days they’ve acquired another library tech company, VTLS.
From the News Release:
Innovative announced today [June 2, 2014] that it has acquired VTLS, a library automation solutions provider to customers in 44 countries. The combined companies will be led by Innovative CEO Kim Massana. VTLS’s products include Virtua, VITAL, Chamo, MozGo and FasTrac.
Dr. Vinod Chachra, Founder and former VTLS President and CEO, will take the role of Vice President of Global Expansion, reporting to Massana…
The company’s current offices in Blacksburg, Virginia; Barcelona, Spain; and Selangor, Malaysia will be retained and become Innovative centers for operations, along with Syracuse, New York; Dublin, Ireland; and Noida, India. Emeryville, California will remain the company’s corporate headquarters.
Innovative now supports an installed base of over 2,400 library systems, totaling 9,500 libraries, in 66 countries and employs more than 500 staff members, including 150 librarians.
As part of the transition, VTLS flagship products will be rebranded, incorporating the company name into the product name including VTLS-Virtua, VTLS-VITAL, and VTLS-Chamo Discovery. “
Direct to III/VTLS Acquisition FAQ
See Also: Library Technology Guides Provides Corporate Chronologies For VTLS and III
Worth Noting: VTLS is an ISO 9001:2008 certified.
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