St. Louis, MO, January 18, 2020 – Applied Technologies expands its network and physical security product integration, services and solutions to support the growth and ongoing development of the medical cannabis industry.

“Providing our services to cultivators, manufactures and dispensaries is a natural fit for Applied Technologies,” explains Eric Frietsch, VP and General Manager.  “We have more than 30 years experience assisting some of the most technology driven industries with network and physical security infrastructure requirements.  From manufacturing, financial institutions to hospitality/gaming and healthcare we know how to protect networks, secure environments and help manage ongoing technology needs for our clients.”

While newer technology companies are popping up and targeting the medical cannabis marketspace, working with a local partner like Applied Technologies offers many distinct advantages. The company is headquartered in St. Louis, MO and already serves an established customer base in Missouri, Illinois and Kansas. We are plugged in and understand local, regional and state guidelines and business requirements.  Furthermore, we provide access to a wide-range of industry-leading technology manufacturers and information technology best practices. We serve as one of the regional technology leaders in the digital transformation space. We are experts and certified in many technology applications. This allows us to design the best solution to meet our clients budget and project timeline.  Finally, we network with many of the same industry business associations and organizations as our clients.

“There’s a distinct advantage working with a local partner versus an out-of-state company,” says Frietsch.  “We’re in your backyard and accessible.  We’re dedicated to helping local and regional businesses get educated and thrive and our combined partnership throughout this process feeds into the continued success and growth of our regional economy.  That’s a win/win scenario for both us and our clients.”

Medical cannabis has stringent state guidelines and one of the biggest concerns many cultivators, manufacturers and dispensaries have after receiving their state license is maintaining security compliance outlined in Section 19 CSR 30-95.040 (H) – Missouri’s facility infrastructure requirements for network and physical security.  Companies who have been awarded their license need to get their entire operation set-up and running in a very short timeframe.

There’s little tolerance for selecting the wrong products, experiencing implementation error, product quality issues or unplanned integration delays. While security consultants have guided many registrants through the state application process, those businesses, who have received final license approval, need to feel confident in the final technology integration partner they select.  License holders will rely on these integration partners to recommend the right network and physical security technologies for their business.  These technologies will need to adapt as business needs evolve and change and ensure security compliance requirements are maintained so businesses can focus on building a profitable and highly successful medical cannabis operation.

Applied Technologies is prepared and ready to be that partner.  Contact us today at 314-736-0500 or visit us online at

About Applied Technologies

Headquartered in St. Louis, MO, Applied Technologies, a French Gerleman technology company, is an advanced technology systems integration company that designs, builds and implements customized technology solutions for real-world business needs.  Applied Technologies was founded in 1988 and is celebrating 30 years in business.  The company helps manufacturing, distribution, commercial/enterprise, hospitality/gaming, healthcare, medical cannabis, financial and education industries achieve their digital transformation goals and objectives by partnering with leading industry technology providers such as Aruba/HPE, Cisco, Microsoft, NetApp, Nimble Storage, Rockwell Automation and VMWare.

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