Doro has announced the acquisition of telecoms care company Birdy Technology in a bid to ‘strengthen its tele-assistance and mHealth products and services’.
Doro has paid a reported €1.29m for the company, whose customers include both private and public home-tele-assistance companies in France.
This move follows the company’s recent acquisition of strategic technology and Android development company Prylos SAS for €1.35 million in July this year to support its growth strategy.
Birdy Technology helps senior consumers feel safer and more comfortable in their everyday lives by developing fixed GSM gateways which, via the mobile network, connects various sensors such as wrist alarms and smoke detectors to a call center when the sensors are triggered.
Doro CEO Jérôme Arnaud said: ‘The acquisition of Birdy Technology represents an opportunity for Doro to strengthen its offer in tele-assistance, forming a solid platform from which to add mHealth services at a later stage. Xavier Corbin's expertise in the field of tele-assistance will help us develop our position in this market.’
Meanwhile, Doro also announced that Birdy Technology SAS CEO and founder Xavier Corbin will remain within the Doro group for at least three years and will be tasked with developing the Group's tele-assistance business on a global basis.
Arnaund added: ‘We perceive growth and cost synergies with Birdy, with whom we have much in common in terms of technologies and potential customers.’