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Press Release: ACR acquires Iridium solutions pioneer Blue Sky Network

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Press Release hub banner blue with title in red white and blueACR Group Corporation (“ACR Group”), a technology company committed to innovation in satellite communications and assured positioning, navigation, and timing solutions for the aerospace, government & military, and outdoor & marine markets, today announced the acquisition of Blue Sky Network, a pioneer in the development of satellite tracking systems and two-way communication for remotely active private, commercial, and government fleets.

Founded in 2000, and headquartered in San Diego, California, Blue Sky Network specializes in the design and delivery of communication, IoT, and fleet management solutions for land, air, and sea operations. Today, Blue Sky Network serves over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries. 

“The importance of reliability and connectivity is paramount for austere environments. Blue Sky Network brings industry leading innovation and answers that solve these challenges for each of our core market segments within the ACR Group,” said David Knowles, President and CEO, ACR Group. “We are excited at the capabilities this acquisition will bring to the ACR Group and its technology brands.”

Blue Sky Network will retain its existing management team, products, brand, engineering capabilities, and sales capabilities. The company will join ACR Group’s portfolio of companies which include, but are not limited to, SKYTRAC, NAL Research and ACR Electronics, to deliver mission-critical tracking and satellite connectivity solutions on a global scale to enterprise, governmental and recreational users.

“Blue Sky Network is proud to be part of the ACR Group of brands and products. We share a passion for evolving the customer experience and the importance of remote communications,” said Tucker Morrison, CEO, Blue Sky Network. “In joining the ACR Group, we are extending our offering of SATCOM solutions across industries and market sectors, providing customers with customized and reliable connectivity around the globe.”

As per company policy, financial terms of the acquisition will not be released.

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About ACR Group

ACR Group is a technology company committed to innovation in satellite communications and services and assured position, navigation and timing for aerospace, government, and outdoor & marine markets. ACR Group invests in innovation that creates solutions to dynamic changes in our markets and consists of ACR Electronics, ARTEX, Bivy, Blue Sky Network, Flight Data Systems, FreeFlight Systems, Latitude Technologies, NAL Research, Ocean Signal, SKYTRAC, TrooTrax, TRX Systems, and United Molders Limited.

About Blue Sky Network

Blue Sky Network is an industry-leading provider of mission-critical fleet management, business continuity, and operational analytics solutions, serving commercial and government customers worldwide. Since its founding in 2001, Blue Sky Network has been a partner of choice to track, manage, and optimize high-value assets in real time for improved safety, reliability, and operational efficiency. Blue Sky Network is headquartered in San Diego, California, with over 450 customers and dealers in more than 50 countries. Additionally, Blue Sky Network holds Anatel certification and maintains additional offices in São Paulo, Brazil, and Scottsdale, AZ.

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