Apprion has signed an OEM agreement with Motorola, which extends the relationship established in 2008 when Motorola announced it had invested in Apprion through its strategic venture capital arm, Motorola Ventures.
According to Motorola, the OEM agreement enables the two companies to jointly develop and market integrated wireless application networks for industrial enterprises. Through the OEM agreement, Apprion and Motorola will initially incorporate wireless broadband systems and wireless LAN services from Motorola into the Apprion ION System.
The second phase of enhancements will result in the full integration of Motorola products and technologies as modular components of Apprion’s IONosphere and IONizer solutions.
The combination of Apprion and Motorola technologies is expected to enable a range of applications. Examples include mobile safety applications, unified voice communications, perimeter security, predictive maintenance, and remote monitoring and optimization of critical assets including compressors, batteries, solar panels, and pumping stations.
Apprion’s ION System is an open and extensible infrastructure for monitoring, managing and securing multi-vendor wireless devices and applications.
Jim Hilton, senior director for manufacturing solutions at Motorola enterprise mobility solutions, said: By joining forces with Apprion, we are able to better serve customers by delivering closely integrated wireless application networks that help industrial enterprises increase profitability by streamlining plant communications, enhancing manufacturing processes and increasing worker productivity.