A note from our President, Scott French
Year end is often a time of reflection. 2021 was inarguably a year like no other. Two years ago, it would’ve been unimaginable how dramatically the lives of virtually every person on the planet would be impacted and how different the world would look as a result of a worldwide pandemic. Just one year ago at this time the outlook felt cruelly uncertain, after an exasperating initial ten months of virtually endless and unprecedented bad news.
As we reflect on 2021, there’s no question we’re not out of the woods yet. Variants and vaccinations continue to trade punches in an ever-changing battle to bring back normalcy, which still feels a ways away and will likely look very different than our conventional definitions of “normal.”
But. Fortunately, this year, there is a definitive but. Finally, we have started to see some of that light at the end of the tunnel, as at least some of the personal and professional conveniences we unknowingly took for granted have slowly and cautiously started coming back, including our abilities to travel, gather, and connect in person.
We’re not there yet, but at the end of this year there is at least finally legitimate cause for enduring optimism that’s been missing for nearly two years. We’re getting there through the efforts, education and hard work of so many, it’s truly a time once again to be thankful and hopeful.
Optimism is in the air. As you probably know by now, 2021 was a big year of change, and optimism, for Zetron as well. In March, we announced the acquisition of the company by Codan, and then subsequently announced the closing and merger of Zetron and the LMR business of Codan Communications (another Codan portfolio company).
Since that time, we’ve been hard at work integrating two highly synergistic and complementary businesses to become the new Zetron. Collectively, we provide a new end-to-end mission critical communications platform. It’s two businesses that are absolutely and simply Better Together.
Better Together became a Zetron theme in 2021 and is the source of our optimism for 2022 and beyond. As a global community we’ve discovered we’re better working together against a global pandemic, and at Zetron we are also better as a combined company that’s capable of delivering the complete communications continuum, be it for public safety, federal, or commercial applications where communications are the lifeblood of mission critical operations.
Integrating companies is not easy, and we still have lots of work to do. Our focus has been on making it as seamless as possible for our customers and partners. While the outcome will benefit all, we understand the critical (in many cases, lifesaving) work of our customers never stops and doesn’t necessarily care today about the value being Better Together at Zetron will bring tomorrow. So, the commitments to legendary quality and customer service, not coincidentally shared by Zetron and Codan, remain our top priority while we integrate.
But because I’ve proclaimed year end 2021 as a time for optimism, I’d like to share just a glimpse of the upside and promise that Better Together means for Zetron customers and partners worldwide.
Better Together means Zetron customers now, and going forward, will have access to a fully integrated end-to-end mission critical communications platform that’s wider, deeper, more capable, and more valuable than ever before.
Better Together means Zetron legitimately stands and delivers at the intersection of Command & Control, Land Mobile Radio, and Broadband. Able to deliver The Power to Respond and BE HEARD for customers regardless of where they are today or have aspirations to go in their technology journey to better serve their respective communities and customers.
Better Together means new and true choice for mission critical communications customers. Zetron’s unrivaled commitment to open standards, interoperability, and flexibility means whether Zetron is your platform, or your point solution, you’ll never be locked in, cornered, or strong-armed to use technology that’s not best of breed for YOUR specific use case.
Better Together means new innovation across the entire incident response continuum, backed by two of the most proven and trusted brands in mission critical communications. Now standing together, as one team, with only one mission…it’s all we do.
Needless to say, we have a lot to be optimistic about for 2022 and beyond, as do Zetron customers and partners. Together, we will ALL be better.
To our customers and partners, we genuinely appreciate your ongoing business and trust, and are excited to work with you in the new year. To everyone, we wish you the happiest of holidays, a hopeful and healthy new year, and we look forward to sharing more about the new Zetron in 2022.
Zetron, a Codan Company