Advantage Business Media, LLC has purchased Vicon Publishing, Inc. of Amherst, New Hampshire. Vicon Publishing will be renamed Vicon Business Media, Inc. and will operate as a subsidiary of Advantage. Vicon will continue to operate in New Hampshire. In a statement, Advantage CEO Richard Reiff said that the acquisition expands the company's offering of publications concerning laboratory and forensics sciences.
Vicon produces Controlled Environments Magazine, which covers cleanroom manufacturing; ALN Magazine and ALN World, two laboratory animal facility magazines; and Forensic Magazine, which deals with multiple forensic disciplines, including relative technologies, industry trends, and solutions. Vicon also publishes DFI News Digital Forensic Investigator, a weekly that covers incident response and analysis, digital evidence and the law, forensic analysis for mobile devices, and event reconstruction and case studies. Additionally, Vicon hosts the annual TurnKey Conference, which focuses on laboratory animal facility sectors and laboratory animal medicine.
Vicon is Advantage's second recent acquisition: In May 2011, Advantage purchased Continuity Insights, a magazine and trade show business focusing on continuity risk management planning.