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Sphinx to distribute NetComm M2M gear in Europe

Iain Morris
December 18, 2014
Hardware company NetComm Wireless has signed a distribution player with Sphinx Computer Vertriebs to expand its access to a range of key vertical markets in Europe.
Sphinx (Laudenbach, Germany) is one of the biggest pan-European distributors for data communications equipment and will help NetComm (Sydney, Australia) target opportunities in the energy, healthcare, manufacturing, security, traffic systems, railway and marine markets.
NetComm reckons the collaboration will stimulate M2M market growth in Europe, with cellular M2M connections in the region expected to grow from 6.8% of total mobile connections today to more than 20% by 2020.
“Partnering with Sphinx presents an exciting opportunity for NetComm Wireless to expand its reach and to play a key role in the mass uptake of M2M across Europe,” said David Stewart, the chief executive and managing director of NetComm Wireless. “Sphinx is a leading supplier of data communication products to the majority of Europe’s markets and we look forward to delivering leading-edge products designed to make a significant impact, particularly in terms of connectivity, accessibility and versatility.”
Sphinx has expressed its eagerness to distribute NetComm’s “market-leading technology” as the demand for open-source M2M products escalates.
“NetComm Wireless’ M2M devices will unlock the market opportunity in areas such as energy, health care, public infrastructure, retail and manufacturing,” said Chris Hardy, a UK sales manager responsible for the NetComm brand inside Sphinx.
Sphinx’s product portfolio includes server-based communications, LAN/WAN-based communication and embedded device networking.
NetComm, meanwhile, has emerged as one of the leading devleopers of M2M devices, providing a range of 3G, 4G and rural broadband fixed wireless devices.