GRENOBLE, JANUARY 8th 2018: Kerlink takes a majority stake in Wyres and adds an innovative indoor geolocation technology to its LoRa communication equipment and services portfolio.
This merger will allow Kerlink and Wyres to reach their ambitious challenges for 2020. The geolocation technologies developed by Wyres since 2015 will add a decisive competitive advantage for Kerlink, to consolidate its technological edge.
”We are delighted to join Kerlink Group, a visionary leader in IOT communication solutions” says Jean-Michel Rosset, Wyres co-founder. “After 3 years, we are now convinced that there are huge numbers of use cases for geolocation in industries, warehouses, airports, hospitals, construction and maintenance work, and many others. We have run numerous proofs of concepts with our customers, and have tailored our technology for use cases in asset tracking and people safety. Within Kerlink, we will be able to shift gears and accelerate our development across all geographies to bring comprehensive IOT solutions to manufacturing, healthcare and transport segments. We remain strongly committed to the relationships built with our historical partners and integrators, with Kerlink we will be in a much better position to help our partners succeed in their IOT development objectives”.
“This deal is about entrepreneurial spirit, shared vision and ability to innovate of the two teams” highlights Yannick Delibie, co-founder, Deputy General Manager and CTO of Kerlink Group. “With Kerlink’s industrial capacity, the group can offer its corporate clients industrial indoor geolocation
solutions that are high-performing, economically appropriate and technologically differentiated.
These genuinely innovative offers are built on a LoRaWanTM spine, leveraging the fitness of this connectivity system for private networks with high industrial value added. The future of industrial IoT is being decided as we speak by bringing together an ecosystem that is growing every day”
Wyres was founded in 2015 to bring ubiquitous and scalable geolocation capabilities to low power mobile IOT devices and applications. Wyres’ tracking solution uses best-in-class IoT technologies and is deployed through-out Europe by logistic, industrial and transport infrastructures in need of better productivity and digitalization. Wyres multimodal geloc solver technology can accommodate a large range of use cases, with multiple technologies enabling different levels of accuracy as required, whether indoor or outdoor. For more information, visit www.wyres.eu
Kerlink Group is a front-ranking international provider of end-to-end solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), addressing telecom carriers, businesses, and public authorities worldwide. Its growing range of turnkey IoT service, covering everything from network planning to design and operations management, enhances its offer of carrier-grade, market leading infrastructures. Widely recognised for its expertise in IoT, the Group regularly unveils high value-added, innovative services, such as geolocation from the network, remote management of connected equipment, and energy-efficient IoT reference designs, enabling its clients to rapidly launch IoT devices on the market and devise innovative business models for monetizing their deployments. Kerlink has been listed on the Euronext Growth Paris market since May 2016 and in 2017 was listed on the EnterNext PEA-PME 150 index of 150 fast-growing French SMEs. In April 2018, Kerlink joined the Tech 40 index, which recognises the topper forming tech SMEs on the Euronext markets in Amsterdam, Brussels, Lisbon and Paris.