Advantech / B+B SmartWorx
Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx, formerly B&B Electronics, provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. The company designs and builds device connectivity and network infrastructure products that deliver intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments. B+B SmartWorx engineers and manufactures intelligent M2M technology for industrial networks. The company provides robust, reliable, sophisticated connectivity from the network edge to the network core, and seamlessly connects multiple generations of data networking technology, from legacy serial equipment to the industrial Internet of Things. B+B SmartWorx products ensure that every industrial device on the network can contribute its interfaces, resources and capabilities.
B+B SmartWorx design, manufacture and support network connectivity equipment that is easy to deploy, easy to use and easy to manage. B+B SmartWorx has engineered and manufactured rugged, reliable, wired & wireless, M2M connectivity products since 1981. With a legacy of over 3,000,000 wired M2M connections, 500,000 wireless M2M connections and 400,000 connected vehicles, B+B equipment already enables millions of M2M solutions.
Taipei, Nov. 16, 2015 – Advantech, a worldwide leader in Industrial Intelligent Systems, announced on Nov. 16 that it entered into an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire B+B SmartWorx Inc., a privately-held company based in Ottawa, IL. B+B SmartWorx will be led by the current management team and will join Advantech’s Industrial IoT Business Group in developing new products and integrating global sales resources. With this acquisition, Advantech will expand its Industrial Connectivity product portfolio and increase its global market share by leveraging B+B SmartWorx’ branding and sales channels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.