We promise constant innovation

Our mission at BIS Digital is to develop the finest integrated AV technology and digital recording solutions available in the marketplace. We will deliver to our customers customized, integrated AV solutions along with exceptional customer service and technical support. Our ultimate mission is to earn the trust and confidence of our customers each and every day.

We’re here to design, implement and support the ideal integrated technology solution for your environment.
Michael Franks
Director of Human Resources
About Us

BIS Digital is a technology company which provides integrated communications and multi-media recording solutions. We “capture the record” with complete audio and video digital recording and presentation systems customized to meet client needs. Our technology helps administrators manage courtroom and judicial proceedings as well as meetings held by city, county, state and federal government. BIS Digital systems also play an integral role in law enforcement, public safety and emergency management operations, including 911.

We design systems with fully integrated audio-visual (AV) capabilities for optimal workflow and efficiency. Founded in 1982, BIS Digital has the knowledge and experience gained through our large customer base to build the perfect AV system from concept to completion for any environment. We handle everything from planning and design to installation and service. We even purchase all the hardware and equipment. Moreover, we’ll make sure staff is properly trained on using the system to master its operation.

Company History

Delivering excellency since 1982

1982

The first compact disk player was launched. Coincidentally, so was BIS Digital

Granted, back then our cutting-edge recording technology consisted of dictation and transcriptions services. We had all of one employee, and a single county made up our entire corporate footprint.

1982
1985

Digital recording solutions to numerous hospitals

However, by 1985 we were in three counties providing digital recording solutions to numerous hospitals. Five years later, we were serving over 100 hospitals in six states. Then, at the dawn of the new millennia, BIS introduced digital recording solutions to the courts and government. This changed everything.
1985
2005

DCR was born

In 2005, we launched our flagship product, DCR, under the BIS brand and haven’t looked back since. Today, we provide turnkey recording and communications management solutions to more than 6,000 customers. This includes thousands of courtrooms, stretching up and down the East coast and beyond.

2005
Present

Always looking forward

Our unique ability to integrate advanced computer technology and digital recording software with the latest equipment – microphones, monitors, mixers, public address systems, and more – allows BIS to deliver customized solutions that provide unmatched communications control.

Present
The Team

An amazing group of professionals

Steve Coldren

Founder and President

Steve Coldren is founder and president of BIS Digital which he launched in 1982. A true entrepreneur, he is the visionary behind BIS Digital, integrating intuitive software with industry …

Kirk Ambrose

Vice President

Kirk Ambrose is vice president of BIS Digital, in charge of company operations, business development and expansion. He is instrumental in developing and executing go-to-market …

Isabel Valle

Chief Financial Officer

Isabel Valle is Chief Financial Officer at BIS Digital, where she leads all aspects of corporate financial operations. She’s charged with developing the financial infrastructure and securing …

Michael Franks

Director of Human Resources

Michael Franks is director of human resources at BIS Digital. Michael holds a SHRM-CP certification and experience in organizational development, performance management …

Jade Coldren

Regional Sales Director

Jade Coldren is a regional sales director for BIS Digital. One of the longest serving employees, Jade joined the company in 1991. He played a key role in growing the …

Brad Uthe

Director of Business Development

Brad Uthe is the director of business development at BIS Digital. Brad uses his go-getter energy combined with decades of sales engineering experience …

Marty Ybarra

Regional sales director

Marty Ybarra is a regional sales director for BIS Digital. A recent addition to the team, Ybarra oversees an eight-state market and is responsible for directing and supporting sales account …

Judy Franke

Director of Marketing

Judy Franke is the director of marketing at BIS Digital. She has extensive experience in corporate marketing, public relations and communications in the technology field …

Scott Vengels

Director of Operations

Scott Vengels serves as BIS Digital’s director of operations. He oversees sales engineering, pre-production, project management, technical support, and field operations …

Steve Coldren

Steve Coldren is founder and president of BIS Digital which he launched in 1982. A true entrepreneur, he is the visionary behind BIS Digital, integrating intuitive software with industry leading hardware to create high-performance, custom-designed audio and video digital recording systems.

He remains committed to advancing the quality of digital recording and multi-media communications. In addition to leading BIS Digital, he serves on the Board of Directors of BBX Capital Corporation (NYSE: BBX), a position he has held since 1986. Steve holds a bachelor’s degree in history, economics and political science from Manchester University.

Kirk Ambrose

Kirk Ambrose is vice president of BIS Digital, in charge of company operations, business development and expansion. He is instrumental in developing and executing go-to-market and M&A strategies as well as identifying new growth opportunities.

He brings extensive senior-level leadership experience in sales and marketing with large national and international firms and is widely recognized for developing successful sales leaders and driving profitable results. Kirk holds a bachelor’s degree in business from the University of Dayton.

Isabel Valle

Isabel Valle is Chief Financial Officer at BIS Digital, where she leads all aspects of corporate financial operations. She’s charged with developing the financial infrastructure and securing the financial well-being of the company.

Isabel worked at two of the top global accounting firms. In a previous role, she worked with Fortune 500 companies on projects centered on driving growth, transparency and data flow automation. Isabel is a CPA. Isabel holds a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Miami.

Michael Franks

Michael Franks is director of human resources at BIS Digital. Michael holds a SHRM-CP certification and experience in organizational development, performance management, and employee relations.

He’s held leadership positions in retail operations including Apple. He earned an MBA from Columbia Southern University and a bachelor’s degree in communications from the University of Dayton.

Jade Coldren

Jade Coldren is a regional sales director for BIS Digital. One of the longest serving employees, Jade joined the company in 1991. He played a key role in growing the company from a small, local business serving South Florida to a nationwide industry leader.

His primary role is to lead, coach and mentor a team of high-performing sales professionals intent on delivering the best integrated, multi-channel digital recording solutions to judicial systems, government and law enforcement agencies.

Jade holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Indianapolis.

Brad Uthe

Brad Uthe is the director of business development at BIS Digital. Brad uses his go-getter energy combined with decades of sales engineering experience in custom-designed commercial sound and video systems to maximize productivity. He excels at building strong relationships with C-Level administrators and earning customer trust through honest communications and transparent sales processes.

In addition to managing a growing sales team, Brad is responsible for federal government and other major contracts. Brad holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Miami.

Marty Ybarra

Marty Ybarra is a regional sales director for BIS Digital. A recent addition to the team, Ybarra oversees an eight-state market and is responsible for directing and supporting sales account managers in effectiveness. He also manages functions essential to daily sales productivity.

With more than seven years of experience in business and sales, Ybarra excels in driving revenue through a consultative approach as well as fostering client relationships.

Judy Franke

Judy Franke is the director of marketing at BIS Digital. She has extensive experience in corporate marketing, public relations and communications in the technology field. While building the BIS Digital marketing team, she is concentrating on corporate branding, messaging and positioning.

Judy works closely with sales teams to boost performance through lead engagement, proposal development and multi-channel marketing campaigns. Judy holds a bachelor’s degree in economics and English and a master’s degree in information management and technology from the University of Michigan.

Scott Vengels

Scott Vengels serves as BIS Digital’s director of operations. He oversees sales engineering, pre-production, project management, technical support, and field operations.

His experience includes 20 years at global event production company PSAV where he managed contracted technology services across 28 venues. More recently, he served as managing director of hotels & venues for CCR Solutions, Inc. & Innovative Displays.

Scott earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communications with Honors from the University of Pennsylvania. He holds a Lean Six Sigma White Belt Certification.

Solutions

Since 1982 the mission of BIS has been to create the best digital recording solutions available in the marketplace.

Industries

BIS has the unique ability to integrate communication, recording and multi-media system solutions with computers.

The Company
In 1982, the first compact disk player was launched. Coincidentally, so was BIS Digital.
Software

Introducing the all-new DCR for today’s fast-track judicial and courtroom management demands. We’ve made our landmark recording system better, faster and more reliable than ever before.

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