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Asavie, the provider of next-generation enterprise mobility management and Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity solutions has announced at DellEMC World its partnership with Merlin CSI, a firm specializing in software design, implementation and the support of industrial IoT automation and control systems. The partnership positions Asavie PassBridge as the underlying secure IoT connectivity platform in Merlin CSI’s enterprise customers’ IoT strategies. Asavie PassBridge, coupled with the expert skills of Merlin CSI, a long established player in the IoT space, enables enterprises to focus on delivering innovative industrial IoT-based services to market, secure in the knowledge that their network connectivity is optimized for scalability and security at every stage of deployment.

Asavie PassBridge aggregates connectivity from devices across diverse networks into one single network, managing and securing the data as it flows across this network to companies’ internal systems. Merlin CSI, which has more than 30 years of experience in the software industry benefits our mutual customers enabling enterprises, in sectors such as automotive, healthcare, oil and gas and utility providers to grow and scale their IoT projects. The collaboration offers the industry deep expertise in integrating industrial IoT systems including sensors and programmable logic controllers, IoT gateways and back-end analytics platforms in the cloud.

Isabel Chapman, Principal analyst with Machina Research said, “There is increasing attention being paid to the need for partner ecosystems due to the complexity of IoT projects, the lack of any vendor offering a true end to end solution, as well as the lack of standards. Systems Integrators are quickly becoming the necessary partner for any type of IoT project, both as part of the project team and, more often, as project lead.”

Lars Jerkland, VP OEM Channels at Asavie, said, “We welcome this collaboration with Merlin CSI in the North American marketplace. Together we are addressing the network connectivity and integration challenges companies encounter daily with their IoT projects. Asavie PassBridge™ offers businesses a secure, seamless end-to-end IoT connectivity experience and Merlin CSI brings the strategic systems’ design and integration know-how to deliver these projects.”

Tom Voorhees, President and CEO at Merlin CSI, said, “We are proud to partner with Asavie, and to leverage its technology to benefit our customer base. Merlin CSI has leveraged Asavie PassBridge for enterprise IoT projects, and has seen how it provides a level of manageability both initially and over long installed life cycles, which is very impressive. By collaborating with Asavie, we can demonstrate to companies the potential of the IoT to generate increased cost efficiencies in their existing business processes, as well as driving new revenues and business channels.”

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