Technology powerhouse Cisco, has announced the intent to acquire privately-held Fluidmesh Networks, a wireless backhaul systems. Fluidmesh delivers reliable and resilient wireless solutions for mission critical applications, whether it’s high-speed rail and mass transit or large-scale distributed sites such as ports and urban settings where signal strength can be challenging.
With the acquisition of Fluidmesh, Cisco will extend industrial wireless offerings to industries with on-the-move assets and applications in situations where reliable backhaul is mission critical.
Cisco said its scale combined with Fluidmesh’s solution-based offerings and relationships with systems integrators, will accelerate industrial IoT business to enable successful industrial wireless deployments, broaden reach to key customer segments, partners, and end users.
“Cisco provides one of the most secure and reliable networking technologies on the market today,” said Liz Centoni, senior vice president and general manager, Cloud, Compute, and IoT businesses at Cisco. “With wireless technology playing a greater role in every organisation’s multi-access IoT strategy, reliable wireless connectivity is paramount to organisations operating Industrial IoT environments, whether that’s manufacturing, mining, rail or ports, where wireless technology automates operations to improve safety and lower costs,” he said.
Centoni said the acquisition of Fluidmesh strengthens Cisco’s offerings in this space with leading technology that’s designed to provide zero loss of data transfer at speeds in excess of 300 Km/h.