By James Blackman
IoT device maker MultiTech Systems has acquired LoRaWAN device vendor Radio Bridge for an undisclosed fee. The deal positions MultiTech to provide “everything from” sensors, embedded communications devices, modems and gateways, cloud connectivity, and device management services, it said.
Both firms are based in Minnesota, in the US. MultiTech said the addition of Radio Bridge’s portfolio of LoRaWAN sensors to its own range of IoT gateways and modules will afford device makers, system integrators, and solution providers a simpler path to develop and deploy LoRaWAN-based IoT solutions.
A statement said the combined businesses will offer “seamless integration based on an open architecture, and a cloud-based management console for provisioning, monitoring, and configuration of sensors and gateways – shortening time to market, simplifying device management, and lowering total cost of ownership.”
Chief executive at MultiTech, Stefan Lindvall said: “Radio Bridge has an excellent reputation for rapid innovation and customer support… As a single supplier, we can bring more pieces together eliminating complexity for our customers, while accelerating future development to bring new innovation to market.”
Chief executive at Radio Bridge, Steve Kilts said: “Due to the rugged reliability, intelligence and extensibility of its gateway portfolio, MultiTech has always been our first choice for LoRaWAN connectivity. We are very pleased to… jointly offer the world’s most comprehensive LoRaWAN-based sensor to cloud portfolio of products.”
Chairman at MultiTech, Jack Vresics added: “This acquisition is a strategic consolidation of smart products and services. The opportunity to expand our offerings to existing customers and bring on new adopters of IoT technology is tremendous and keeps growing as we reduce deployment friction by bringing on additional elements to our product and service portfolio.”