Founded in 1957, Telerent Leasing Corporation (TLC) has served the US hospitality and healthcare industries for over sixty years. Today, TLC is the parent corporation for three well-established brands – TeleHealth and Avidex – each of which is the leader in its core market. With combined strengths in engineering and design, system delivery, operation and support, TLC’s vision is to become a national technology solutions integrator for the North American healthcare industry, with ongoing leadership in the corporate and education markets it also serves.

Telerent was acquired in 1989 by ITOCHU International Inc., the North American flagship company of ITOCHU Corporation. ITOCHU International provides trading services for more than 20,000 items and manages a portfolio of around 30 subsidiaries and affiliates as well as a diversified range of investments. Headquartered in New York and operating in the US, Canada and Mexico, the company is involved in a wide variety of businesses, with particular strength in the textiles, machinery, aerospace, electronics and IT, food, forest products, chemicals, general merchandise, and energy and alternative energy sectors.

  • 1957 Founded as Southern Frontier Finance Company
  • 1969 Renamed Telerent Leasing Corporation
  • 1983 Acquired by The Aviation Group, Inc.
  • 1989 Acquired by ITOCHU International, Inc.
  • 1992 Acquired $45 million RCA TV lease portfolio from GE Capital
  • 1993 Launched Vendor Capital Group (VCG) to provide third-party financing
  • 1994 TeleHealth Services (THS) formed, George Fleming joined TLC as General Manager of THS
  • 1996 THS acquired the healthcare assets of Granada North America, becoming market leader in hospital television systems in the U.S. and Canada
  • 1998 TeleHealth Services introduced their first generation TIGR interactive patient education solution for the hospitals
  • 2000 Telerent combined its Lodging Systems sales group and the recently-acquired MGC group into Allegiant FF&E sales group. Also created Beacon Insurance Company (insurance captive), and sold healthcare business of Telerent of Canada to SaskTel
  • 2002 Created the Finance Group to bring together all the lease financing operations of the company
  • 2003 TeleHealth Services introduced TIGRNet and TIGRVue interactive television product lines for hospitals
  • 2004 Telerent discontinued Allegiant hotel furnishings sales to focus on core business
  • 2005 Telerent acquired healthcare assets of Tenavision, Inc.
  • 2012 Telerent acquired Avidex Industries, Inc. one of the nation’s leading custom AV integrators to further expand its solutions offering
  • 2016 Telerent acquired Digital Networks Group (DNG), a leading AV integrator in the K-12 and higher education and government markets
  • 2017 Telerent begins to identify as TLC, which some customers say means we “Totally Love our Customers”
  • 2017 TeleHealth Services launched its 3rd generation, and the industry’s only AI driven, interactive patient engagement platform, iCare Navigator
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