Encore Networks, a leading manufacturer of cellular, wireline and satellite VPN routers, announced a master distribution agreement with Europe's leading M2M/IoT Managed Services provider, Wireless Logic Group. The agreement allows Wireless Logic Group to carry Encore's lines of EN™ and BANDIT™ commercial and industrially hardened 4G LTE routers. Wireless Logic will use its mobile hardware company, Nucleus Networks, to develop the reseller market within the UK and Germany, tapping into its own base of partners and forging new opportunities.
"I am excited to align Encore Networks with a company as experienced and with such market leading presence as Wireless Logic Group," stated Peter Madsen, President of Encore Networks. "As Europe's premier managed services provider, Wireless Logic Group offers a smarter approach to the challenges of M2M and IoT, as they understand every application has its own unique requirements. This vision gives Wireless Logic customers the confidence to know that they have access to the widest range of services and the most highly-specialized products available."
"Partnering with Encore Networks enables our team to create new and highly competitive end-to-end solutions for primary and back-up router-based infrastructures," said Jon-Paul Clarke, Business Development Director for Wireless Logic Group. "From office and retail to industrial and ruggedized environments, the addition of the Encore portfolio of routers will enable us to deliver more choice and value with the ability to roll-up mobile airtime and capex into one on-going monthly fee."
Encore's EN™ Series of commercial grade routers are designed for M2M and IoT applications including Digital Signage, Business Continuity, Video Surveillance, Point-of-Sale and ATMs on public and/or private wireless 4G LTE networks all managed with enCloud™, Encore's cloud-based enterprise management platform.
Encore's industrially hardened BANDIT™ routers support all variants of the SCADA protocol and are designed for network applications in locations with harsh environmental conditions and wide temperature ranges such as utility sub-stations, power plants and waste and water facilities.
"As an established player within the connected hardware solutions market, Nucleus is well placed to grow an Encore base within this evolving sector," stated David Moss, Encore's Director of EMEA. "Meanwhile, Wireless Logic UK and their German counterpart will look to integrate Encore router solutions into their own direct channels, which have seen a marked increase in solutions-based business, combining router hardware, pre-configuration and mobile connectivity."
Mr. Clarke continued, "Service-focused hardware arrives ready to work, out of the box, with an overlay of tailored APN/VPN solutions for secure connectivity. Together with our colleagues at Nucleus Networks, this agreement is an important step for the UK and German router markets, building upon the successes that Encore has already demonstrated on a global scale."