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HISTORY OF ADVANTECH B+B SMARTWORX

Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx, formerlyB&B Electronics, provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutionsfor wireless and wired networks. Thecompany designs and builds device connectivity and network infrastructureproducts that deliver intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks inremote and demanding environments.


B&B Electronics began solving dataconnectivity problems with a simple RS-232 data line tester and a $40 ad inByte magazine.  The company grew asB&B went on to address issues like electrical spikes and surges, the needfor seamless media conversion, and the increasingly complex topologies of theworld’s industrial networks.


Most B&B products are developed inhouse and when there was a strategic fit, B&B acquired highly focusedtechnology companies that already specialized in answering specific data connectivityquestions.

 

Ÿ  Quatech, experts in Wi-Fi connectivity products for industrialnetworks.

Ÿ  Conel s.r.o, with their advanced line of industrial grade cellularrouters.

Ÿ  IMC Networks, specialists in fiber media conversion.

 

After three decades of growth and over 3million M2M connections with success stories around the world, B&B hasacquired a global reputation as a manufacturer of resilient, reliable dataconnectivity hardware products.

 

The emerging Industrial Internet of Thingshas transformed data networking, and B&B has responded to both the need —and the opportunity — to transform as a company.  A critical part of that transformation wasthe development of B&B’s advanced IoT technologies. These “intelligence atthe network edge” platforms led the company to a new position in the Internetof Things industry and drove the decision in 2015 to change its name to B+BSmartWorx.

 

At the start of 2016, B+B SmartWorx becamepart of the global Advantech family, and will be operating as Advantech B+BSmartWorx.  As part of the company’sGlobal Industrial IoT Business group, B+B SmartWorx will lead Advantech’s newIntelligent Networking Business Sector in developing smart networking products.

 

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader inproviding trusted, innovative embedded and automation products andsolutions.  Advantech offerscomprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric designservices, and global logistics support.  To learn more about Advantech: http://advantech.com

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