BadgePass Announces Strategic Merger with Data Equipment

By BadgePass  |  January 2, 2019



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BadgePass: Data Equipment Merger

January 2, 2019, Ridgeland, MS – BadgePass, Inc. and Data Equipment, Inc. announce the strategic merger of the two companies, effective immediately.  For BadgePass, the addition of the Data Equipment team represents the sixth merger or acquisition in the last four years and furthers the company’s footprint to include sales and service coverage in fourteen (14) states.

Phillip King, CEO of BadgePass, said, “This merger is another big step in our long-term plan to sell and promote our credential management solution across North America.  We are always looking to expand our sales and service coverage throughout the US and we will continue to grow our business in areas that make sense to the team.  This deal was a perfect fit for our company culture and sales strategy and we’re excited to leverage the business knowledge, customer base and local commitment of the company.”

All Data Equipment team members will be joining the BadgePass team, including the previous owner, Bill Scott, who will act as Director of Enterprise Solutions and Special Projects.  The regional offices will remain open in their current locations. As a result, customers can continue to expect the same great local service and support they are used to receiving from Data Equipment.

The details of the transaction are confidential.  For more information, contact Phillip King at 601.499.2131 or visit

About BadgePass
BadgePass is revolutionizing identification and creating the industry’s first Credential Management system.  The BadgePass product line includes Photo ID, Access Control, Visitor Management, Time Management and Campus One Card (TotalCard).  For more information, please visit

About Data Equipment
For nearly 40 years, Data Equipment has provided customers with high quality solutions to issue, personalize and manage credentials.  They offer years of identification expertise from all vertical markets including corporate, education, healthcare, casinos and hospitality, government and more.