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M S Benbow Expands Telecom Services, Acquires Electronic Systems Development Company

July 11, 2012

METAIRIE, LA—July 5, 2012—MS Benbow & Associates (MSB), a professional engineering, technology and project management company, has acquired a division of Omni Technologies, Inc., specializing in a broad spectrum of technology systems that include security, video, surveillance and fiber optics for industrial, commercial and governmental clients.

The acquisition of Louisiana-based Omni Technologies’ Telecom division brings with it more than 15 years of industry experience and knowledge in turnkey fiber optic and digital video surveillance system design and installation to MSB. The division has considerable experience working for clients in oil and gas, transportation, petrochemical, agriculture, commercial and industrial markets, with services including systems’ engineering, system design, and installation. In addition, the division brings significant experience with data and voice networks, copper, fiber, RF and satellite communications. The division has unique expertise in a specialty area of CCTV analytics for large and small systems, and hands-on experience in providing design build services for video surveillance systems in hazardous locations.

MSB specializes in the fields of Telecommunications & Technology, Electrical Power Systems, Instrumentation & Controls Engineering, and Drafting Services. MSB provides a wide range of professional services including system design and integration, specification development, project management, construction oversight, testing/analysis, installation and field services.

“The acquisition of Omni’s telecommunications division greatly complements and enhances the capabilities of our communications and technology service division,” said MSB President and Engineering Manager Leo Holzenthal. “We look forward to providing an expanded array of telecommunication services for our clients.”

With this acquisition, MSB’s telecommunications and technology capabilities include: CCTV and Video Systems; Fiber Optics; WiFi Networks; Trunked Radio Systems; FCC Licensing and Wireless Regulatory Compliance; Communications Towers; Microwave Systems; Cellular Networks/Distributed Antenna Systems; Site Development and Public Safety Radio.

About M S Benbow & Associates

M S Benbow and Associates is a professional engineering firm that provides multidiscipline professional engineering services to public and private industry sectors. MSB can service projects from initial scoping through design and project management to construction support and completion. The firm offers engineering services in the fields of electrical, mechanical, civil and structural, instrumentation and control systems, telecommunications, drafting and design, and project management. The company was founded in 1978 and represents clients throughout the Gulf South. The company has offices in Louisiana and Texas. It is located online at

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