Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Kore acquires Integron to strengthen managed services

Steve Rogerson
December 17, 2019
 
Kore Wireless has acquired Integron, an IoT and managed services provider with a focus on the connected health market.
 
Integron, founded in 1985, with offices in Rochester in New York and Ulestraten in the Netherlands, has experienced rapid growth in recent years due to its position as an expert IoT provider in highly regulated industries.
 
“Our mission is clear: to simplify the complexities of IoT as a trusted advisor to our customers as we help them deploy, manage and scale their mission-critical IoT,” said Romil Bahl, president and CEO of Kore. “We are relentless in the pursuit of that mission and we are thrilled to broaden our scale and credentials with this acquisition. Integron is a respected company in IoT. Their expertise in serving key markets such as healthcare, pharmaceuticals and life sciences has led to innovative IoT-enabled clinical trials and remote patient monitoring. This acquisition also brings us some key certifications such as those from the ISO and FDA, uniquely positioning us ahead of our competition in regulated industries.”
 
The combined entity will leverage connectivity, managed services, and asset and device management tools to bring simplicity and speed to IoT deployments. This acquisition builds on recent momentum for Kore in delivering value-added IoT as part of a focused portfolio.
 
“It is an exciting time for Integron and Kore to grow stronger together, powered by talented people, to deliver IoT innovation to our wonderful customers,” said Jeanne Pagani, CEO and co-founder of Integron.
 
Integron is an IoT managed services company that serves the connected health, telehealth, life sciences and remote patient monitoring sectors of the healthcare industry. It manages the complexities of enterprise IoT by offering a set of services, technology and vendor relationships across the entire IoT landscape. Its managed IoT services include wireless connectivity, provisioning, mobile device management and support, and security.
 
“Over more than two decades, we have been able to develop a strong competence in delivering IoT managed services in the most complex and compliance-intensive industries,” said Bryan Lubel, president of Integron. “The natural alignment of our businesses was uncanny – both Integron and Kore have become widely recognised in the IoT industry for bringing simplicity to complex IoT projects. The prospect of now adding scale and scope promises to benefit all of our partners and customers.”
 
Kore says it is the largest global independent IoT enabler, helping over 6000 customers deploy, manage and scale their IoT applications and use cases. Its portfolio includes key IoT offerings across connectivity and analytics. This acquisition strengthens its managed services capability.
 
Integron is ISO 13485 and ISO 9001 certified and holds an FDA registration for medical device contract manufacturing and re-packaging and re-labelling.