Viper Imaging Acquired by Systems With Intelligence
The acquisition will grow SWI’s footprint in North America and lead into other vertical markets.
September 1, 2023 – Systems with Intelligence (SWI), a market leader in TouchlessTM Monitoring Solutions for industrial applications, has announced the acquisition of Viper Imaging. Based in Birmingham, Alabama, Viper Imaging specializes in infrared temperature monitoring solutions for critical assets and industrial processes. This acquisition will further extend SWI’s thermal imaging capabilities into the heavy industrial and manufacturing segments and increase its market share in the electric power and oil and gas space.
We are excited to welcome the Viper Imaging team to SWI. They have proven technology, an excellent track record, and share our vision for growth in the industry. They will help us to develop and expand our product portfolio, increase our presence in the electric power and oil and gas markets, and allow us to enter the heavy industrial space.
We are excited to welcome the Viper Imaging team to SWI,” said Angelo Rizzo, President and CEO of SWI. “They have proven technology, an excellent track record, and share our vision for growth in the industry. They will help us to develop and expand our product portfolio, increase our presence in the electric power and oil and gas markets, and allow us to enter the heavy industrial space.
“We are looking forward to collaborating with the team at SWI,” said Andy Beck, Co-Owner and President of Viper Imaging. “Between the two companies, our values and vision for expansion are aligned and we can continue to grow our share of the industrial process monitoring market.”
Rich Shannon, Co-Owner and Director, adds, “Both Viper and SWI share the mission of creating solutions that are easy to integrate, cost-effective, and impactful while increasing efficiency, promoting safety, and affecting positive environmental change. The combination of our companies positions us as a driving force for process control advancements in the industrial sector.”
Founded in 2009 in Ontario, Canada, SWI is a global provider of monitoring solutions for electric utility applications. SWI systems collect and analyze the data that allows utilities to increase safety and reliability while reducing operation costs. SWI solutions pair thermal monitoring and visual imaging technology with advanced analytic algorithms to automate remote site monitoring – in more than 100 utilities worldwide to date.
Viper Imaging is a privately held company founded in 2014 by Andy Beck and Rich Shannon. The company is a leading supplier of thermal imaging systems and industrial process monitoring equipment. Viper systems and software have been installed in nearly 600 job sites in more than 14 countries – in various commercial applications for metals, oil and gas, energy production and distribution, and other heavy manufacturing.
What does this mean for the Viper name and current team?
SWI recognizes the value and reputation of the Viper Imaging brand in the industrial process monitoring market, which is why they are keeping the Viper name. Beck and Shannon will continue their leadership roles within the company, focusing on customer applications and business development. Additionally, all existing Viper employees will retain their positions, solidifying SWI’s commitment to their professional growth. Viper headquarters in Birmingham will serve as SWI’s prominent presence in the heavy industrial space in North America.
About Systems With Intelligence
Systems With Intelligence Inc. is a global provider of Touchless™ monitoring solutions for electric utility applications. SWI systems collect and analyze the data that allows utilities to increase safety and reliability while reducing operating costs. Systems With Intelligence solutions automate remote site monitoring by pairing thermal monitoring and visual imaging technology with advanced analytic algorithms.
Systems With Intelligence products are engineered to operate in the harshest environments and withstand high levels of electromagnetic interference, static discharge, and voltage surges found in industrial applications to ensure uninterrupted operation. Providing a monitoring system that operates reliably and connects seamlessly allows customers to remain focused on their operations.
The SWI management and technical teams are professionals with extensive experience in advanced technology for mission-critical applications in harsh environments. The team is uniquely positioned to deliver effective and intelligent monitoring solutions due to their domain expertise in substation and industrial automation, communications, and utility operations.
For more information, visit systemswithintelligence.com.
About Viper Imaging
Viper Imaging is a leading supplier and integrator of thermal imaging systems and industrial process monitoring equipment. Viper’s proven systems and software are installed in various industrial applications for oil and gas, energy production/distribution, metals, and other heavy manufacturing. Viper Imaging also provides thermographic inspection services and calibration checks of cameras and pyrometers.
Viper system solutions can be fully integrated into various control systems providing alarms, trends, and the data needed to make critical decisions that promote a safer workplace while increasing efficiency and productivity.
Viper’s management, engineering, and software development teams boast extensive experience and knowledge in industrial processes and thermal control systems. The company is headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama with offices in South Carolina, New York, and Texas. Viper also has a network of distributors and partners spanning the globe.