B+B SmartWorx has engineered and manufactured rugged, reliable, wired & wireless, M2M connectivity products since 1981. With a legacy of over 3,000,000 wired M2M connections, 500,000 wireless M2M connections and 400,000 connected vehicles, B+B equipment already enables millions of M2M solutions.
Taipei, Nov. 16, 2015 : Advantech, a worldwide leader in Industrial Intelligent Systems, announced on Nov. 16 that it entered into an agreement, subject to customary closing conditions, to acquire B+B SmartWorx Inc., a privately-held company based in Ottawa, IL. B+B SmartWorx will be led by the current management team and will join Advantech's Industrial IoT Business Group in developing new products and integrating global sales resources. With this acquisition, Advantech will expand its Industrial Connectivity product portfolio and increase its global market share by leveraging B+B SmartWorx' branding and sales channels in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.
Advantech B+B SmartWorx Inc. designs, builds, and delivers connectivity and communication solutions for a range of applications. It offers Wzzard design and development kits, industrial Wzzard intelligent edge nodes, commercial Wzzard intelligent edge nodes, and spectra 4G cellular Wi-Fi routers; Ethernet serial device servers, cables and other supporting accessories, and Modbus gateways and protocol converters; and Ethernet switches, extenders, and routers. The company also provides unmanaged media converters, power over Ethernet products, managed media converters, telco products, FTTX products, management software, mode converters, SFP transceivers, and modular chassis series; serial converters, serial data tools and adapters, isolators and repeaters, PC cards, surge protection products, and serial accessories; and cellular routers, Zlinx wireless modems and I/O, airborneM2M embedded dual band 802.11 a/b/g/n wireless modules, and wireless accessories. In addition, it offers USB connectivity products that include USB over Ethernet, USB isolators, USB extenders, and USB to serial adapters; HMIs and monitors, controllers, and industrial PCs; DIN power supplies, wall transformer power supplies, enclosures, Ethernet cables, and terminal blocks and wire management products; and fiber optic cables, battery chargers and UPS, and USB cables. The company provides its solutions for enterprise IT, industrial automation, energy and natural resources, transportation, transaction management, security, and custom and OEM solutions. Its products are available online; and through a network of distributors in the United States and internationally. The company was founded in 1981 and is headquartered in Ottawa, Illinois. Advantech B+B SmartWorx Inc. was formerly known as B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. As a result of the acquisition of B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. by AdvanTech Corporation, B&B Electronics Manufacturing Company, Inc. name was changed. As of January 12, 2016, Advantech B+B SmartWorx Inc. operates as a subsidiary of AdvanTech Corporation.