SYDNEY, Dec. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) today announced a distribution agreement with SPHINX Computer Vertriebs GmbH, one of the biggest Pan-European distributors for data-communication, to deliver a range of wireless Machine-to-Machine (M2M) products to key vertical markets including energy, health care, manufacturing, security, traffic systems, railway and marine.
The new collaboration will strengthen NetComm Wireless’ position in the region and stimulate further M2M market growth through the delivery of innovative open source M2M devices designed to offer seamless connectivity and global interoperability. With Europe’s cellular M2M connections expected to grow from 6.8% of total mobile connections today to 20.4% by 2020, the agreement represents a significant opportunity for NetComm Wireless.
"Partnering with SPHINX presents an exciting opportunity for NetComm Wireless to expand its reach and to play a key role in the mass uptake of M2M across Europe. SPHINX is a leading supplier of data communication products to the majority of Europe’s markets and we look forward to delivering leading-edge products designed to make a significant impact, particularly in terms of connectivity, accessibility and versatility," said David Stewart, CEO and Managing Director, NetComm Wireless.
"NetComm Wireless is a world renowned innovator of wireless M2M devices and we are pleased to introduce this market-leading technology to customers as market demand for simple and flexible open source M2M products escalates. NetComm Wireless’ M2M devices will unlock the market opportunity in areas such as energy, health care, public infrastructure, retail and manufacturing," said Chris Hardy, S-Connect UK Sales Manager, responsible for the NetComm brand inside the SPHINX Group.
About SPHINX Computer Vertriebs GmbH
SPHINX was founded 1989 and grew up to one of the biggest Pan-European Distributors for data-communication. The group has sales offices in Germany, France and Switzerland and has grown to be one of the leading European trade suppliers of data communication products. There are offices in United Kingdom, Denmark, Austria and Spain under the S-Connect banner. The wide product portfolio includes Server-Based-Communication, LAN-/WAN-based Communication and Embedded-Device-Networking. The prior focus is at Industrial Automation, Industrial-Graded-Ethernet-Infrastructure-Solutions and Audio-Video-Transmission over IP-LAN. www.sphinxcomputer.com
About NetComm Wireless Limited
NetComm Wireless Limited (ASX: NTC) is a leading developer of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) devices and solutions globally. The company provides 3G, 4G and rural broadband new generation fixed-wireless devices that underpin an increasingly connected world. Leading telecommunications carriers, core network providers and system integrators utilise NetComm Wireless’ solutions to optimise network performance and to support their connected products and services in the M2M and rural broadband markets. For the past 32 years, NetComm Wireless has developed a portfolio of world first data communication products, and is now a globally recognised wireless innovator. Headquartered in Sydney (Australia), NetComm Wireless has offices in the US, Europe/UK, New Zealand, UAE and Japan. For more information visit www.netcommwireless.com.
GSMA Intelligence. Cellular M2M forecasts and assumptions: 2010-2020. September 2014.