The PRWIRE Press Releases https:// 2019-02-18T03:27:59Z Moreton Bay Regional Council underpins multiple smart city initiatives with Reekoh’s agile integration capabilities 2019-02-18T03:27:59Z moreton-bay-regional-council-underpins-multiple-smart-city-initiatives-with-reekoh-s-agile-integration-capabilities Brisbane, Australia, 18th February 2019 – One of Australia’s largest, and most active local councils in the smart city area, Moreton Bay Regional Council, has deployed the Reekoh integration platform to begin underpinning a wide range of connected city and IoT solutions being tested and rolled out across the region. After a period of evaluation with numerous technologies and vendors, the South East Queensland council chose Reekoh to provide a consistent, efficient and flexible data layer that could work with numerous IoT solutions and provide a mechanism through which data could be more easily integrated with existing council systems. Moreton Bay has so far been working with solutions around smart parking, smart LED street lighting, road flood monitoring and environmental sensing. Data from these types of solutions has value beyond their original intent, and by using Reekoh, can become interoperable and useful for use in asset management, work order and field service management, as well as deep data analytics and visualisation. Recently, Reekoh was able to start work on ingesting and managing data from pothole detection cameras mounted on council waste pickup trucks – a trial that will expand to a wider roll-out in the near future. It’s examples such as this, where new initiatives and projects can be rapidly trialled and deployed, that makes Reekoh such an important element to the Council’s technology stack. “Council is using an ecosystem of Cloud services to establish its Smart City Data platform. We have found that some Smart Technologies require custom code to ingest, store and process their data. Including Reekoh in our ecosystem is allowing us to establish bespoke connectors where required without the headaches of maintaining our own custom code”. Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “We were thrilled to begin working with the team at Moreton Bay. They have an exciting schedule of projects and ideas they want to explore and deploy. Regardless of the individual vendors, solutions or technologies they select for those projects, Reekoh is able to provide them with a common data platform to manage new and existing data sources and integrate them with their business and operational systems to unlock further value and returns on their investment.” He added, “The Moreton Bay region is actually where I live, and I’m very excited to be able to be part of the innovation that is literally happening in my own backyard, and showcasing the exciting projects happening here to the rest of the world.” Reekoh is being used in various other smart city and precinct initiatives in Australia and was part of several recent proposals that won federal government funding through the latest round of the Smart Cities and Suburbs Program. - Ends - About Reekoh Reekoh is the integration platform for the modern enterprise – built from the ground up to integrate new technologies such as IoT, AI and Machine Learning, alongside an organisation’s existing enterprise business systems and processes. Our platform is helping enterprises to rapidly take control of fragmented IoT and data ecosystems, build integrated business solutions quickly, and embed future-proofed foundations for digital transformation. With offices in Australia and Manila, and global partnerships across the full range of IoT solution components and vendors, Reekoh is accelerating enterprise IoT and emerging technology adoption and powering the new Business of Things™. To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com Wattwatchers plugs in to Reekoh for real-time data integration to make buildings smarter and more efficient 2018-08-29T22:54:12Z wattwatchers-plugs-in-to-reekoh-for-real-time-data-integration-to-make-buildings-smarter-and-more-efficient Homegrown Australian technology companies Wattwatchers and Reekoh are collaborating to break new ground for smart energy and asset management in the built environment.   An early use case for the new partnership, which emphasises fast deployment of customer solutions, will see real-time electricity data from Wattwatchers being integrated with weather and energy market data sets.   This will help business customers to take control of their energy use and automate decision-making for better performance through reducing energy wastage and coordinating cost-effective time-of-use to avoid or minimise peak demand charges.   Digital energy technology company Wattwatchers, which specialises in monitoring and control of electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud, is looking to Reekoh to help boost its expansion into the commercial and industrial space.   Real-time energy data, meanwhile, is a strategic addition to Reekoh’s extensive solutions store. As an integration platform provider, Reekoh supports enterprises to unite new technologies such as IoT, AI and machine learning with their existing data systems, thus rapidly enabling business solutions that can adapt to ongoing technology evolution.   Reekoh already has added Wattwatchers to its plugin architecture, making its IoT-for-energy devices readily accessible via Reekoh’s ever-expanding library of enterprise platforms, tools and services.   Reekoh CEO Dale Rankine said that the benefits of an integrated approach to IoT in the energy sector would bring agility and speed to deployment, and long-term enterprise solution scale.   ‘Using the Reekoh plugin framework and platform architecture, Wattwatchers are able to quickly go after customer opportunities where they can provide immediate value beyond their market-leading core solutions, and then build on those solutions for long-term scale,’ said Rankine.   ‘Wattwatchers have a deep understanding of their customers’ immediate and future needs, and it’s been fantastic to be able to bring together our solutions to enable offerings that they already know will make a huge impact to them.’   Wattwatchers CEO Gavin Dietz said that the new partnership with Reekoh would help to accelerate IoT for energy, paving the way for a step change in building management that would be smarter, faster and more cost-effective.   ‘Reekoh’s rapid integration capabilities open a door to easy-to-access IoT, artificial intelligence and machine learning which can leverage the highly-granular, real-time energy monitoring and control functionality provided by Wattwatchers,’ said Dietz.   ‘By integrating Wattwatchers data with weather information and market data from the Australian Energy Market Operator (AEMO), the combination with Reekoh will  help business consumers of electricity to get better financial and operational outcomes.   ‘A use case example is leveraging Reekoh’s predictive capability to control peak loads and participate in orchestrated load-shedding (demand response) programs, with opportunities for both automated and behavioural approaches; or automatically scheduling loads to reduce the most common form of energy wastage, unnecessary after-hours energy usage.’   Reekoh and Wattwatchers also will work together to migrate their collective solutions towards sophisticated asset management services for utility businesses across the energy, water and telecommunications sectors.   — End —   About Reekoh Reekoh is the integration platform for the modern enterprise – built from the ground up to natively speak new technologies such as IoT, AI and Machine Learning, alongside your existing enterprise business systems and processes. Our platform is helping enterprises to rapidly take control of fragmented IoT and data ecosystems, build integrated business solutions quickly, and embed future-proofed foundations for digital transformation. With offices in Australia and Manila, and global partnerships across the full range of IoT solution components and vendors, Reekoh is accelerating enterprise IoT and emerging technology adoption and powering the new Business of Things™. To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com Reekoh Media Contact: press@reekoh.com     About Wattwatchers   Wattwatchers Digital Energy is an award-winning Australian technology company focused on devices, data and communications to make behind-the-meter energy management intelligent, connected, easy to install and operate, and cost-effective.   Based in Sydney, Wattwatchers develops and markets ‘IoT for energy’ hardware + firmware + software solutions to accurately monitor, analyse and control electrical circuits in real-time through the cloud. The internationally-certified Wattwatchers product suite is highly flexible, crossing over for residential, commercial and industrial, and utility use cases; and works with an expanding choice of cloud platforms, software applications and consumer interfaces.   To learn more about Wattwatchers, visit: https://wattwatchers.com.au   Wattwatchers Media Contact: Murray Hogarth, Director Communications & Community Networks, M 0417 267235 E murray@wattwatchers.com.au Intelligent site management solutions provider AccessTel gains market advantage from Reekoh’s integration speed and agility 2018-08-14T02:35:29Z intelligent-site-management-solutions-provider-accesstel-gains-market-advantage-from-reekoh-s-integration-speed-and-agility Brisbane, Australia, 14 August 2018 – Australia’s leading site management solution provider, AccessTel, has launched into a new partnership with Reekoh to integrate Internet of Things (IoT) and Intelligent Site Management (ISM) solutions to manage networks of critical infrastructure assets.   AccessTel chose to work with Reekoh in order to expand on its strong existing business in ISM solutions (including the Westell Technologies’ Optima Management System®) that provides comprehensive site monitoring, management, and control of critical infrastructure assets remotely from a user’s desktop or mobile device.   Using Reekoh’s Open Plugin Framework, and with only minimal technical training, AccessTel quickly developed its own Optima Gateway plugin for the Reekoh platform, allowing for ingestion of data from Optima and the synchronisation of measurements, alarms and inventory. The data can then be integrated into new business workflows using any of the 130+ plugins available to Reekoh users.   “As we evolve the capability of our Intelligent Site Management solution to support IoT, we needed a flexible platform that could easily integrate the Optima Management System® with a range of other systems. And we found it right here in Australia with Reekoh” said Danie Blom, Managing Director at AccessTel.   Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “Working with AccessTel has been fantastic and we’ve been excited to see how quickly they’ve been able to adopt our platform tools to take control of their integration requirements. With an Optima plugin already developed, the options now for us to collectively go to market with new services for their existing and new customers are wide-open and moving fast.”   He added, “This partnership has proven that our platform delivers complex capabilities in an agile way that can deliver fast outcomes. AccessTel is now able to move forward to grow their IoT business knowing that with Reekoh, anything is possible.”   “With Optima now integrated to Reekoh, we can quickly integrate higher level analytics and machine learning applications to deliver our customers deeper insight into the operations and performance of their networks” said Mr Blom. - Ends -     About Reekoh Reekoh is the integration platform for the modern enterprise – built from the ground up to natively speak new technologies such as IoT, AI and Machine Learning, alongside your existing enterprise business systems and processes. Our platform is helping enterprises to rapidly take control of fragmented IoT and data ecosystems, build integrated business solutions quickly, and embed future-proofed foundations for digital transformation. With offices in Australia and Manila, and global partnerships across the full range of IoT solution components and vendors, Reekoh is accelerating enterprise IoT and emerging technology adoption and powering the new Business of Things™. To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com   Reekoh Media Contact: press@reekoh.com     About AccessTel Pty Ltd AccessTel is a leading provider of Intelligent Site Management (ISM) solutions with over 17 years of experience providing site management solutions for telecommunications, utilities and transport customers in Australia and South East Asia. AccessTel currently connect over 100,000 devices across 20,000 sites, processing more than 37 million measurements per day. AccessTel is a partner of Westell Technologies and its representative in Australia and Asia Pacific.  Optima Management System is a registered trademark of Westell Technologies, Inc. To learn more about AccessTel, visit www.accesstel.com.au     AccessTel Media Contact: hello@accesstel.com.au Malaysia IoT Integrator partners with Reekoh to enable IoT data and API management 2018-01-25T00:25:41Z malaysia-iot-integrator-partners-with-reekoh-to-enable-iot-data-and-api-management Brisbane, Australia, 25th January 2018 - Reekoh today announced a partnership with Malaysian-based IoT systems integration and solution provider, IoT Integrator (IoTi). IoTi is led by a group of experienced professionals from a diverse background of global IT companies such as Ericsson, Alcatel-Lucent and NEC, who have come together to deliver leadership in IoT strategy and implementation. IoTi aim to provide end-to-end solutions together with solid business cases, and use their partner community of device manufacturers, application developers and connectivity providers to converge and provide a one-stop-shop for customers. Reekoh has been added to the IoTi Partner Community, joining the likes of Microsoft, IBM AWS, Bosch, Nokia, Sigfox and others.  IoTi will use Reekoh’s unique IoT Data and API Management tools and integration platform to rapidly adapt offerings from these various partners into scalable and best-of-breed customer solutions, reducing time and cost for the end customer and building repeatable models for how to engage with the broader technology ecosystem. Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “We’re excited to be rapidly expanding our reach into the broader Asian market, off the back of significant visibility and traction that we achieved last year. Partnering with IoTi will give us further reach into Malaysia and surrounding markets, who are undergoing their own rapid development and adoption of technology trends such as IoT. The IoTi team are world-class, and we’re looking forward to seeing what we can achieve together.” He added, “System integrators find our platform and approach very complimentary to the way they are building their own solutions and businesses. By enabling them to rapidly bring together their own partner communities and apply their skills and experience with those technologies to IoT is a massive benefit to them and to how fast they themselves can move.” IoT Integrator, CEO & Co-Founder, Vicks Kanagasingam said, “IoTi’s core business is focused as an Integrator, by co-creating with technology partners to provide end-to-end IoT solutions that will bridge the digital divide for SMEs and taking practical steps to embrace Industry 4.0.” He added, “Reekoh provides the practical approach for IoTi as an integrator, with the simplicity and ease of integrating data points effectively – creating an effective approach for organisations to implement cross-domain IoT solutions.” Research firm Gartner says that “through 2018, half the cost of implementing IoT solutions will be spent integrating various IoT components with each other and back-end systems. It is vital to understand integration is a crucial IoT competency.”[1] Reekoh was featured in Gartner’s “2017 Market Guide for IoT Integration” and was one of their “2017 Cool Vendors for the Internet of Things”. -- END -- About Reekoh Reekoh is the leading platform for IoT Data and API Management. Our open frameworks and suite of tools including flow-based data integration design, security and rapid data visualisation, enables enterprise and government customers with an agile and scalable capability for delivering IoT solutions and strategies. With offices in Australia, Manila and Singapore, and global partnerships across the full range of IoT solution components and vendors, Reekoh is accelerating enterprise IoT adoption and powering the new Business of Things™.  To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com About IoT Integrator IoT Integrator Sdn. Bhd. (IoTi), provides end-to-end Internet of Things solutions to enable organisations that truly want to optimize & automate processes, enhance security & safety and improve preventive maintenance, with real-time monitoring and management. To do the right thing, IoTi has the solution and the business case to justify the investment. For more information, visit www.iotintegrator.net IoTi Media Contact: givingitlife@iotintegrator.net [1] “5 Steps to Address IoT Integration Challenges” - http://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/five-steps-to-address-iot-integration-challenges IntegrationWorks partners with Reekoh to deliver IoT integration capabilities 2017-09-28T00:25:03Z integrationworks-partners-with-reekoh-to-deliver-iot-integration-capabilities Reekoh has announced a new partnership with enterprise system integration specialists, IntegrationWorks. The partnership will see IntegrationWorks adopt the Reekoh IoT integration platform and product suite as a key part of their toolkit for addressing the complexities of delivering high-end enterprise customer solutions around the Internet of Things. IntegrationWorks was founded in 2005 in New Zealand, and has been aggressively expanding across Australia and the UK, with the total company headcount reaching 71. Their customers come from sectors including Healthcare, Banking & Finance, Government, Supply-chain and more. Having already established themselves as a leading global partner for IBM, Mulesoft, WSO2 and other enterprise API and ESB platforms, IntegrationWorks realised that applying their integration project methodologies and practices to IoT was a challenge. While attending a UK Gartner Symposium on IoT Integration earlier this year, they were introduced to Reekoh as a company that was 100% focused on this area and discovered a solution to the IoT partner and technology gap. “IntegrationWorks Australia are excited to be entering into a partnership with Reekoh to provision IoT integration platform solutions to companies throughout Australia”, said Ian Richards, Managing Director (AU). “The combination of our high end integration expertise coupled with the excellent Reekoh integration platform for the Internet of Things will open up a whole new set of technical solutions ranging from remote equipment performance and health monitoring to smart vending machines and health devices.” Reekoh CEO Dale Rankine said, “We knew from the first time we spoke to the guys from IntegrationWorks that we had something that was perfect for their situation. They know integration and the complexities that exist within just the enterprise data and system space, and are experts with the tools that solve those problems. But they also knew that those tools weren’t purpose-built for IoT, and that using something like Reekoh could allow them to approach solutions in the way they were comfortable with while being designed to address the specific complexities of IoT.” He added, “We’ve always seen system integrators as a key channel for us, and it’s exciting to see how well our value proposition has fit with those like IntegrationWorks who are growing rapidly and seeing opportunities in IoT as a way for them to continue that growth.” With a new release of the Reekoh platform and new modules and features such as Container deployment and management, Dashboard Studio™ visualisation and new security options, Reekoh has been experiencing accelerated growth and expects a very strong Q4 2017 result. Ipswich City integrates smart IoT projects with Reekoh 2017-09-25T21:54:42Z ipswich-city-integrates-smart-iot-projects-with-reekoh Brisbane, Australia, 26 September 2017 – Reekoh today announced that their IoT Integration Platform has been licensed by Ipswich City Council, one of the leading implementers of smart city initiatives in Australia, for use within their IoT, Data Intelligence and Digital City initiatives.  Ipswich is one of Australia’s fastest growing cities, with its population of approximately 200,000 residents set to more than double in size in the next 15 years. Their award winning Smart City Program has been developed to bring innovation and connectivity to the community, looking beyond technology to all aspects of liveability and sustainability.   With the number of smart city pilots and initiatives growing quickly, the Ipswich team has been engaging with an increasing number of ICT and IoT vendors to assist with bringing their vision to life. This expected growth in vendor solutions, infrastructure technologies and data endpoints validated Council’s requirement for integration and interoperability. Reekoh’s value as an IoT integration capability was quickly realised by Ipswich City Council, and an agreement was made for Reekoh to begin engagement through one of the proof-of-concept deployments being currently rolled out in within the city. Reekoh CEO Dale Rankine said, “It’s always great to meet with customers who have started their journey on implementing real IoT solutions, and who are regarded as leaders in their space or industry vertical. Ipswich City is well known for its commitment to becoming Australia’s most liveable and prosperous Smart City, and we’re excited to be a part of their solution stack to make the implementation, and integration, of these projects easier.” He added, “Reekoh is really a capability more than technology. Once we enable a customer with the capability to address the messy fragmentation that exists within IoT, they can move ahead with confidence to choose the best of breed solutions for each specific requirement. Smart cities are a perfect example of where fragmentation can become difficult to manage very quickly, and Reekoh is designed to solve this for the organisation on Day 1 and beyond.” Reekoh selected to power smart city platform for improving liveability 2017-08-27T22:27:48Z reekoh-selected-to-power-smart-city-platform-for-improving-liveability Reekoh today announced that their IoT Integration Platform has been licensed by the UTS-led TULIP initiative based in Sydney, Australia. TULIP is the Technology for Urban Liveability Project, deploying a network of environmental sensors across inner Sydney to gather detailed real-time data about air quality, urban heat and noise. The data generated by TULIP will be unprecedented and will act as a powerful driver of change in planning, development and public policy, as well as offering an array of dynamic new business opportunities. By using the Reekoh platform as a core part of the solution technology, TULIP has embedded a high degree of flexibility and low-cost interoperability with the various components of their solution; IoT hardware, networks, customer applications and open data platforms.  This provides TULIP with the framework for adopting future technologies that drive the right outcomes for the project, stakeholders, and ultimately the citizens who benefit from the decisions made from TULIP’s data.  Reekoh’s value to “smart cities” has been increasing with the number of disconnected solution components from a growing number of vendors being adopted by government bodies and the solution providers who are working with them.  Research firm Gartner says that “through 2018, half the cost of implementing IoT solutions will be spent integrating various IoT components with each other and back-end systems. It is vital to understand integration is a crucial IoT competency.”[1] Director of UTS’s Knowledge Economy Institute Frank Zeichner said, “We are delighted to have Reekoh, a local Australian company, providing an important element of our TULIP proof of concept. Their IoT integration platform enables us to abstract the collection of data from delivery to a variety of data platforms.”    Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “What’s fantastic about working with customers like TULIP is seeing how IoT is bringing tangible benefits to people. It’s about making the technology invisible, and driving actual outcomes that make a difference to people’s standard of living. Projects like TULIP are really at the forefront of massive changes that are coming for data-driven decision-making in government.” He added, “For our part, we’re helping TULIP simplify the multitude of components a solution like this requires, and enabling them with the capability to grow alongside new tech as it relates to delivering better outcomes for their customers.” - Ends - 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 and increase delivery speed with IoT solutions, and future-proof their business plans from vendor lock-in. Reekoh was recently included in the Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report by Gartner, Inc. The report can be read at: https://www.gartner.com/doc/3706517  To learn more about Reekoh, visit https://reekoh.com  Reekoh Media Contact: press@reekoh.com  Phone: +61 425668902 About TULIP TULIP is a collaboration between government, industry, research institutions, civil society, communities and citizens to harness the Internet of Things to build better, more liveable cities. TULIP gathers data through a growing network of environmental sensors connected with LoRaWAN technology and powered by The Things Network; collecting real-time, hyper-local data on heat, air quality and noise, and making it available via open data exchange to cities and citizens. More on TULIP: https://www.tulipnetwork.org/ TULIP Media Contact: Email: leonie.hellmers@uts.edu.au Phone: +61 418244382 [1] “5 Steps to Address IoT Integration Challenges” - http://www.gartner.com/smarterwithgartner/five-steps-to-address-iot-integration-challenges  B+B SmartWorx powered by Advantech signs IoT agreement with Reekoh 2017-07-21T05:12:22Z b-b-smartworx-powered-by-advantech-signs-iot-agreement-with-reekoh 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. Media Contact: Jabed Rahman info@advantech.net.au 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 Reekoh and Equinix announce partnership 2017-06-20T23:12:34Z reekoh-and-equinix-announce-partnership Brisbane, Australia, June 21 2017 – IoT Platform-as-a-Service Provider Reekoh, today announced it has partnered with  Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX), the global interconnection and data centre company, to offer a fully scalable and secure IoT integration platform to enterprises. With Reekoh’s vendor agnostic approach and Equinix’s rich ecosystems of cloud service providers and enterprise users, this new platform provides highly scalable and secured IoT applications and solutions in interconnected environments.  According to the latest research from IDC[1], security and privacy concerns are the biggest perceived inhibitors for deployment of IoT solutions in Australia, something Reekoh and Equinix are delivering on with this new collaboration.  Combining Equinix’s low latency, direct, private connections to over 500 world’s leading cloud service providers, and Reekoh’s newly launched IoT integration platform for enterprises, customers will benefit from the most secure multi-cloud integration possible for all kinds of IoT applications. As well as delivering a number of new features and improvements, Reekoh’s latest product release gives customers the choice of where the platform is deployed – either as-a-Service with the Reekoh Cloud, or using Containerisation to provide infrastructure interoperability and portability with the Reekoh Enterprise edition.  By leveraging container technologies such as Docker and Kubernetes, Reekoh is bringing a market-leading capability to customers looking to take full control of their IoT stack. As well as unlocking opportunities to work with global connectivity leaders such as Equinix, containers are also being utilised within specific application modules to provide further data security and performance monitoring for IoT solutions, and even to enable Reekoh to run on IoT edge devices.  This modular approach has been part of Reekoh’s DNA from the very beginning as it launched one of the first dedicated IoT integration platforms, providing an open “Plugin” framework for connecting IoT solution components, distribution through the Plugin Marketplace, and a visual data workflow design tool called Pipeline Studio.  It is this dedication to providing an agnostic platform for enabling best-of-breed solution components from across the IoT ecosystem that led Reekoh and Equinix to strike up a partnership.  Dale Rankine, Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder explained, “We were very pleased with the opportunity to work with Equinix as it delivers on our core proposition of a vendor agnostic approach across all segments of the IoT value chain.  There’s no doubt that infrastructure plays a massive role in how scalable an IoT solution is, and Equinix’s unmatched global footprint provides the opportunity for the growth we need. Security is also a key area of concern for enterprise customers designing and deploying IoT solutions, so being able to run Reekoh within Equinix’s highly interconnected platform means customers benefit from the global scale, private connections and security that are required to build an enterprise-grade IoT solution.”  With interconnected data centres across 44 markets worldwide, Equinix’s global footprint enables customers using the new IoT platform to bring the service closer to their end-users, regardless of where they are located in the world. For Reekoh, the additional benefit is secure, direct connectivity to Equinix’s extensive ecosystem of clouds and enterprises already deployed inside its International Business ExchangeTM (IBX®) facilities.  Equinix Australia Managing Director Jeremy Deutsch said, “The collaboration with Reekoh marks an important stage in accelerating our own IoT vision. For enterprises considering IoT solutions and deployments, the benefits of a highly interconnected environment are significant. Equinix is vendor agnostic and offers greater security, low latency, direct and private connections. We’re confident that the combined offering from Equinix and Reekoh will allow more enterprises to embrace IoT in their business.”  Reekoh has recently been named by Gartner as a 2017 Cool Vendor for the Internet of Things, and with collaboration with companies such as Equinix, is experiencing fast growth by addressing the growing issues surrounding integration and interoperability for IoT.   To find out more, contact: Reekoh Press Enquiries – press@reekoh.com Annie Ho, Equinix – annho@ap.equinix.com Bianca Georgiou, Howorth (Equinix) - bianca@howorth.com.au   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. reekoh.com About Equinix Equinix, Inc. (Nasdaq: EQIX) connects the world's leading businesses to their customers, employees and partners inside the most interconnected data centres. In 44 markets across five continents, Equinix is where companies come together to realise new opportunities and accelerate their business, IT and cloud strategies. equinix.com.   Forward Looking Statements  This press release contains forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties. Actual results may differ materially from expectations discussed in such forward-looking statements. 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[1]  IDC research, March 2017: https://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?containerId=prAP42399317   Reekoh has been named by Gartner in their 2017 Cool Vendors Report for the Internet of Things. 2017-05-08T08:23:53Z reekoh-has-been-named-by-gartner-in-their-2017-cool-vendors-report-for-the-internet-of-things Reekoh, a leading open IoT Integration Platform-as-a-Service and Marketplace, announced it has been included in the ”Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017” report by Gartner, Inc. “We’re very excited to have been included in this report by Gartner, and for us to be recognised for our innovation and approach in this highly competitive space is a testament to the hard work of our entire team,” said Dale Rankine, CEO and Co-founder of Reekoh. “Reekoh’s unique IoT Integration Platform-as-a-Service, combined with our Plugin Marketplace and data workflow design tools, gives customers the capability to deal with the vast fragmentation that exists within the IoT space. By enabling modular and scalable interoperability between all points of the IoT value chain (device, network, services, security, platforms and applications), Reekoh solves the ever-increasing issue of integration and vendor lock-in that enterprises face when adopting IoT products and solutions that are aimed at improving their customer experience and business transformation requirements.” The timing of the report could not have come at a better time, with Reekoh poised to launch a major update to the platform in the coming months new capabilities and features, as well as announcing other major partnerships and customers. Reekoh has also recently expanded its business development team in Australia and launched a presence in Singapore. View the Gartner Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things, 2017 report. For more information and to organise a demo of Reekoh’s IoT Integration Platform, contact Reekoh. About the Gartner Report The Gartner report “Cool Vendors in Internet of Things,” by analysts Alfonso Velosa, Saniye Alaybeyi, Benoit Lheureux, Earl Perkins and Nathan Nuttall, was published on May 5th, 2017. The Gartner Cool Vendor Logo is a trademark and service mark of Gartner, Inc., and/or its affiliates, and is used herein with permission. All rights reserved. Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings or other designation. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner’s research organisation and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. 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. Reekoh’s IoT iPaaS and product suite are ideally suited for system integrators and IoT solution providers to build service and product offerings, as well as enterprises who are wanting to leverage their existing IT investment as part of their IoT solutions. Australian IoT pioneers Reekoh embark on global growth with new major international partner Kyocera 2016-11-18T03:01:43Z australian-iot-pioneers-reekoh-embark-on-global-growth-with-new-major-international-partner-kyocera Brisbane, Australia, 18th November 2016 – Australian startup Reekoh today announced their latest partner signing to help take their integration platform for the Internet of Things to a global audience. IT giant Kyocera Communications Systems (Singapore) has signed an MOU to take Reekoh’s technology to customers in Singapore and the South East Asia region through their system integration and customer teams. Reekoh is unlike common IoT platforms and is focused on delivering business enablement and enterprise integration capabilities specifically for connected IoT devices. These integrations are delivered to the market and customers through the Plugin Store, a marketplace for the IoT ecosystem. The store contains plugin options for most of the large vendors in the market such as Microsoft, AWS, Cisco, Sigfox and others, as well as targeted offerings from companies in the areas of analytics, machine learning, data visualisation and cloud storage. Recently Reekoh achieved 100 plugins available through the marketplace, and is delivering more through partners who are adopting the open plugin framework and building their own integrations. By creating a marketplace and ecosystem for enterprise customers to build solutions around, and leveraging connectors into the cloud platforms and tools already being used by those customers, Reekoh is positioning itself strategically at the centre of the booming IoT opportunity. Reekoh CEO and Co-Founder Dale Rankine said, “IoT is arguably one of the hottest areas of interest and growth in the technology sector, and will become a major driving force of change as we realise the benefits of having a highly connected and data-driven environment. Much of the IoT space is actually less about the ‘thing’ and more about the contextual decision making that can happen with data derived from a connected ecosystem, so this is where we see the most opportunity.” “With Reekoh, we’ve taken a different path within the IoT Platform space to most other competitors,” Mr Rankine added. Shigeo Oshima, Managing Director of Kyocera Communications Systems (Singapore) agrees that Reekoh’s approach will help them internally as well as in the IoT market. “The endless possibilities offered by Reekoh via numerous plugins ensures compelling features for new and existing IoT initiatives for KCSG,” he said. “The disruption in technology allows for very exciting projects to come. We believe a collaboration with a vibrant firm such as Reekoh will trigger innovative ideas in our business area and will add a lot of value to the entire IoT marketplace.” Reekoh has secured a number of early charter customers and partners with further announcements coming this year, and has seen a demand and interest for their product from a wide range of industries and global regions. The immediate plans for Reekoh are focused on customer acquisition and traction before opening a potential investment round in early 2017.  - Ends -   About Reekoh Reekoh is the Platform for the Business of Things™. By using Reekoh’s integration platform and Plugin marketplace, customers can integrate IoT device and sensor data to the largest library of enterprise gateways, cloud platforms, tools and services on the market. Follow Reekoh Web: reekoh.com LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/reekoh Facebook: facebook.com/ReekohIOT/ Twitter: twitter.com/ReekohIoT