Glenwood Springs, Colorado (October 30, 2017)
BTS Wireless, the leading In-Building Wireless and Radio Frequency Engineering Firm on the Front Range, has joined forces with Decypher Technologies. The merger comes after a successful 10-year partnership between BTS founder Mike Tackett and Decypher founder Farr Shepherd on millions of dollars in successful project deployments across the United States.
Tackett said he was initially drawn to working with Decypher because of their professionalism and highly-trained technicians.
“I was impressed with Farr and the Decypher team from our very first project together,” Tackett said. “I’ve been approached by multiple businesses interested in merging with BTS in the past, but Decypher is the only business I’m comfortable with. I know and trust how Farr runs his business, and I’m excited for BTS to be a part of the Decypher team.”
With over 45 employees in Colorado, Florida and Hawaii, Decypher will be taking on the management of BTS Wireless as they transition their team. Tackett saw a benefit to having a larger support staff to help with day-to-day operations, allowing him more time for sales and to do more of what he loves – radio frequency engineering.
BTS Wireless specializes in designing and building cellular amplification systems (also known as Distributed Antenna Systems, or DAS) across business, hospitality and healthcare industries, which amplify cellular signal throughout large residential and commercial buildings to drastically improve cellular reception. BTS has completed hundreds of high-profile jobs across the nation, including Denver’s Mile High Stadium (Sports Authority Field), Cherry Creek and Park Meadows Malls, Poudre Valley Hospital in Fort Collins, Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, and Valley View Hospital in Glenwood Springs (on which BTS and Decypher worked as partners).
Since Decypher Technologies and BTS Wireless have been collaborating on cellular jobs for years, merging the partner companies was the logical next step. BTS Wireless’ skilled engineers will continue to build in-building cellular amplification systems as a part of the Decypher team.
“We’re excited to welcome the BTS team to Decypher and are looking forward to growing the cellular division of our business,” said Shepherd. “Mike and his team have built one of the leading DAS companies in the state and perhaps in the nation. Bringing a strong DAS partner into our portfolio of services just makes sense with the importance of cellular systems in our life and business.”
With 38 years of experience, Navy radio veteran Mike Tackett has been leading the in-building wireless and radio frequency engineering field on the Front Range since he founded BTS Wireless in 2001. BTS Wireless is FCC licensed, iBwave certified and uses ASCOM TEMS data collection equipment. Tackett sits on the executive advisory board of Tessco Technologies.
Farr Shepherd founded Decypher Technologies in 2003 to provide the best technical solutions and client service to the Rocky Mountain region. Over 13 years later, Decypher has grown to serve diverse clients nationwide, with over 45 employees and four locations. Offering managed services, wireless and fiber networking, surveillance, computer support and cellular and public safety solutions, Decypher’s aim is to make technology work for their clients. Visit decyphertech.com for more information.