To swiftly penetrate and develop the industrial wireless communication market, NEXCOM has signed the distribution agreement with Centero to explore the business opportunities in North America. According to GSMA Intelligence's 2014 report, global M2M connections have increased by up to 40% per year from 2010 to 2013, reaching up to 195 million in 2013. North America is the third largest regional M2M market with a global M2M connection coverage of up to 18%, an amount with the highest proportion in which almost one in ten mobile connections are based on M2M. The North American market is going to be one of the critical regions to realize the vision of Internet of Things (IoT).
Alexander Su, General Manager of NEXCOM USA, said, "NEXCOM is specialized in reliable, secure and easy-to-manage industrial Wi-Fi products for industrial wireless applications. Centero is leading provider of wireless communication products, technologies and engineering services with a primary focus on Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things applications. Both companies now cooperate to bring total solutions to the fast-growing automation market through professional, secure, reliable and tailor-made industrial wireless systems for various applications. These domains perfectly match the business roadmap of NEXCOM's Industrial Wireless Solutions and architect a new IoT solution by introducing ISA100 and WirelessHART layers into intelligent gateway and wireless sensor networking management. We believe the partnership of NEXCOM and Centero can create greater synergy to offer better products, services and even solutions to customers."
Ion Toma, Co-Founder and General Manager of Centero, said, "The addition of NEXCOM's Industrial Wi-Fi products to our existing offering fills a void in our product catalog and allows us to offer industrial Wi-Fi access points with mesh and fast roaming functions, which can enhance long-range coverage and mobility connectivity in enterprise and industrial settings ranging from light to heavy-duty industrial applications. Through this distribution agreement, Centero can now offer a complete and robust industrial wireless solution to our customers."
In the near future, NEXCOM's industrial wireless team and Centero engineers will aim at further developing IoT applications with WSN technology to fulfill demands in different market segments. With the core competency of Centero and NEXCOM's highly reliable and easy-to-manage hardware designs, these two companies will help their customers facilitate the deployment of Industrial Internet of Things.
Centero LLC offers wireless technologies, products, and engineering services that target the Internet of Things and Industrial Internet of Things. These include multiple standards-based wireless communication platforms such as Smart Grid/AMR/AMI, Smart Lighting, and process automation for applications including healthcare, energy, logistics, and environmental monitoring. For more news and information on Centero, please visit www.centerotech.com.