Ingenu Partners with Compal to Deliver Robust IoT Device Ecosystem
Major global manufacturer of electronics provides scale to the expanding demand for Ingenu’s RPMA-enabled devices
SAN DIEGO and TAIPEI, Taiwan – May 11, 2016 – Ingenu™, the pioneer in delivering connectivity exclusively to machines, and Compal Electronics (TAIEX: 2324), one of the world’s largest original design manufacturers of IT products, today announced a strategic partnership that will bring the next generation of Ingenu’s patented RPMA® (Random Phase Multiple Access) hardware to the market to meet growing demand for IoT connectivity worldwide.
Ingenu has seen tremendous global demand for its RPMA technology and solutions since announcing its global licensing strategy in February, and rolling out the first cities on its U.S.- based Machine NetworkTM this spring. Compal will leverage its global scale to quickly launch a rich offering of RPMA-enabled devices serving a variety of vertical industries, including asset management, transportation and logistics. The devices will include the next-generation RPMA module: the picoNodeTM – a full-featured RPMA-enabled module that is less than the size of a quarter, allowing for increased development within smaller form factors.
Headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan, Compal Electronics is recognized as a world-class organization that has manufactured products for a variety of global consumer electronics brands. The company’s annual revenues are in excess of $26 billion USD.
“The global demand for RPMA solutions is skyrocketing and Compal is a key strategic partner in helping Ingenu scale quickly to meet this demand,” said Ingenu CEO John Horn. “Having a robust ecosystem is key to the widespread adoption of RPMA technology, and with Compal’s strategic partnership, we are primed as a company to quickly scale to address the device needs of the IoT market. The collaborative efforts in improving the design of our technology will offer a wider range of device options to our current and future customers.”
Utilizing the globally available 2.4 GHz ISM band, RPMA is fast becoming an appealing connectivity option for IoT application providers looking to deploy a solution with adequate bandwidth and global coverage, without the threat of ever-shifting network standards.
“Ingenu is a very attractive technology partner for Compal’s global IoT strategy,” added Martin Wong, executive vice president, Compal. “The ability to leverage our manufacturing and engineering capabilities aligns well with the growth of RPMA networks and customers all over the world. The next generation of RPMA devices is sure to lead the way in the overall growth of the broader IoT market, and we’re pleased to partner in that effort.
Ingenu is building the first wireless Machine Network, the world’s largest IoT network dedicated to LPWA (low-power, wide-area) connectivity for machines only. Operating on universal spectrum, the company’s RPMA® technology is a proven standard for connecting Internet of Things (IoT) and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices around the world, with 38 private networks deployed over seven years. The Machine NetworkTM will have further reach, global range and longer lasting battery life than any existing network. It is also future-proof – enabling technology solution providers to maximize their product’s efficiency and longevity, with unparalleled control and visibility. Ingenu is led by a highly experienced team and backed by one of the strongest boards in the industry, including veterans from Verizon and Qualcomm. Information about Ingenu can be found at www.ingenu.com, or follow us on Twitter @ingenunetworks.
About Compal Electronics
Founded in 1984, Compal is specialized in designing and manufacturing laptop computers, smart connected devices and TVs. Compal has been taking firm strides in the development of “5C” products (Computing, Communication, Consumer, Connecting and Cloud), with annual revenues over $26 billion USD in 2015. With an experienced management team, a staff of more than 6,600 high-quality technology professionals, sophisticated procurement capability, and efficient global operations systems, Compal is highly recognized by global top-tier OEM customers. In 2015, Compal ranked sixth of the “Best 2000 Manufacturers” in Taiwan. Guided by the corporate philosophy of “Innovation, Harmony and Transcendence”, Compal aims to achieve “Enlightened Living with Green Connecting and Computing”. For more information on Compal, please visit http://www.compal.com