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Ingram Micro boosts IoT offerings with Netvox deal

23 Sep 2019

Ingram Micro New Zealand is boosting its internet of things (IoT) offerings, thanks to a new partnership with global IoT solutions provider Netvox.

Netvox is a Taiwan-based manufacturer of wireless IoT sensor network solutions. It has struck partnerships with many Fortune 500 companies, according to Ingram Micro NZ networking and IoT business manager Steve Blackmore.

“Netvox has been an established provider of IoT solutions since 2005 and invests substantially in research and development, quality control, and customer service to ensure it remains a leader in IoT,” he explains.

Netvox offers solutions including end-to-end LoRaWAN IoT, which can be used in both public and private LoRa networks. The solutions have numerous applications in sectors such as agriculture, civil infrastructure, and construction.

Blackmore adds that IoT solutions are increasingly being used to differentiate businesses from their competitors. Immediate market opportunities for Netvox solutions are environmental monitoring, energy monitoring, and security sensors for intelligent homes, buildings, aged care facilities and smart retail.

Netvox Technology vice president Kent Shen says the company is excited to work with New Zealand’s reseller community to help build end-to-end IoT solutions.

“Ingram Micro provides Netvox with a major business growth opportunity in New Zealand. We are looking forward to working with the team to enable the local channel to realise the full potential of IoT solutions – both in terms of speed and time to value, as well as return on investment,” Shen says.

Ingram Micro’s IoT solutions portfolio also includes Roambee, which specialises in asset management, logistics, and supply chain solutions.

The two companies struck a distribution deal in February 2019.

Roambee offers real-time solutions for vehicle and fleet monitoring, LTL and FTL monitoring, cold chain monitoring and package, box and pallet monitoring.

“By teaming with Ingram Micro we will be able to rapidly increase the adoption of Roambee’s innovative technology. Its strong global leadership is reflected in the superior customer service and deep technical expertise that it delivers to the local New Zealand market,” commented Roambee partners and alliances vice president Edwin Winder at the time of the announcement.

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