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B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech signs IoT agreement with Reekoh

B+B SmartWorx working with Reekoh to increase the ease in which valuable asset data is gained and decrease IoT complexities.

Specialists in Network Edge data connectivity, B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech, have announced their partnership and signed an MoU with Reekoh to compliment market-leading capabilities focused on integration and interoperability for the Internet of Things.

A 2015 McKinsey Global Institute report sited that Harnessing data in existing industrial assets is expected to contribute up to 85% of the value in Industrial Internet of Things applications.  The report further identifies up to $930 Billion in business value to be realized from asset data in remote and/or industrial applications.

This Partnership aims to do away fragmentation in the IoT ecosystem, while assisting organisations to realise the potential of utilising asset/machine data gained from existing assets at the network edge.

The opportunity will increase the ability of Advantech Wzzard  & Reekoh customers and prospects to remotely connect and monitor any legacy and new sensor infrastructure, and simply integrate the sensor acquired data into their cloud and corporate applications through the Reekoh Platform. Not only do the organisations get connectivity performance and security through Advantech’s Wzzard platform they now have the opportunity to quickly and efficiently integrate their IoT data to the applications and processes they use to run their business.

B+B SmartWorx Wzzard Wireless Sensing Platform and intelligent edge nodes deliver data by MQTT protocol to manage, improve and optimize operations. The Solution makes it easy and non-intrusive to capture sensor data from existing equipment and operations to enable ongoing improvements that lower costs, increase productivity and reduce waste. The platform is slated for Australian release following certification in mid August 2017.

Reekoh delivers device data closer to existing business systems and processes than other IoT platforms because it works either with the tools and platforms that are already in place, or those that are being implemented to solve larger company-wide requirements. In this way, Reekoh is the perfect IoT platform partner. The platform allows organisations to break free of “lock-in” that takes place due to incompatibility of IoT products and solutions.

“By partnering with Reekoh we reaffirm our commitment to helping customers with increased interoperability and reduced complexity. We improve asset monitoring and increase operational efficiencies. Our aim is to make it easier for clients to benefit from edge-of-the-network asset data they may not have had access to prior. Both organisations are about ease of interoperability, so the partnership makes great sense” explains David Brigdale, B+B SmartWorx ANZ Channel Manager.

CEO and Co-founder of Reekoh, Dale Rankine adds, “Our open integration capabilities and modular framework mean that we’re able to work with partners such as B+B SmartWorx to very quickly add further value to their already-impressive offerings. Customers are looking for a more agnostic-approach to working with their IoT data, and so bringing in a platform like Reekoh gives them this assurance.”   

For more information regarding the B+B’s Intelligent IoT & connectivity solutions for wireless & wired networks, visit http://advantech-bb.com.

For more information regarding the B+B’s Wzzard Sensing platform and Intelligent Edge Nodes, visit http://advantech-bb.com/product-technology/iot-and-network-edge-platforms/wireless-sensing-solutions/.

About B+B SmartWorx, Inc.

Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx designs and manufactures intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. Specializing in intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments, the company’s product solutions use Ethernet, serial, wireless, cellular and USB communication technologies.  In 2016 B+B SmartWorx became part of Advantech, global provider of trusted and innovative products, services and solutions in industrial automation and embedded computing across diverse industries and applications. Together, Advantech and B+B SmartWorx work to enable an intelligent planet. B+B SmartWorx is headquartered in Ottawa, Ill., USA, with EMEA operations based in Galway, Ireland, and the Czech Republic. Additional engineering locations are based in California. To learn more, visit us at www.advantech-bb.com.

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About Reekoh

Reekoh is the leading open integration platform purpose-built for the Internet of Things. Using Reekoh to build seamless interoperability between IoT devices and enterprise platforms, services, business systems and processes, customers reduce complexity increase delivery speed with IoT solutions, and future-proof their business plans from vendor lock-in. To learn more, visit https://reekoh.com