Wiless Controls Inc. has reached an agreement with Cita Industries for the production of its Cellular Gateway.
Wiless announced the agreement on Wednesday, adding that the facilities used will be located in Buffalo Grove, IL and Nanjing, China.
Cita will also reportedly have a hand in component sourcing, product design, and all necessary support involved in the product.
Wiless’ Cellular Gateway is an FFC-certified hub of connectivity, and serves as the turnkey product for the company’s M2M technologies.
The product is nearly ready for market release, but that is where Cita comes in.
“Now is the time for us to reap the rewards of two years of hard work and substantial investment in developing and testing our system with potential clients in preparation for a commercial launch,” said Michel St-Pierre, CEO at Wiless.
St-Pierre adds that the Cellular Gateway is more than ready for successful deployment; “Our R&D team has designed an ‘end-to-end’ solution that is well ahead of the rest of the Machine-to-Machine (M2M) industry in hardware, software and functionality.”
Tom Gulbransen, director of business development at Cita, gave his take on the companies reaching an agreement and moving forward.
“Cita Industries and our patent Transcell Technology have more than thirty years experience as a full service contract manufacturer providing every aspect of what is needed to deliver turnkey products,” said Gulbransen. “We are very pleased to have partnered with Wiless and assure them of our full support to allow them to reach the ambitious goals they have set for themselves.”
These ambitious goals are included in the Wiless Controls mission-statement, which states that “Wiless Controls is a solution provider of wireless services designed to control and manage the access and use of virtually any asset from ‘anywhere-to-anywhere’ in the world.”
“Our mission,” the company pledges, “is to solidify our footprint as the leader in the M2M industry with our first-in-class, ‘plug-and-play’ system, the first solution of its type to combine all of the necessary components of an M2M system in one package.”
Cellular Gateway is another step in this direction, and Wiless is confident in its choice of Cita to get the product to market successfully.
“We knew that we wanted a production partner that stood for quality and reliability. Cita, an international company that works with large public companies such as Illinois Tool Works, Neopost and AGA Marvel, gives us that and much more,” said St-Pierre.
Edited by Carlos Olivera