LEUVEN, Belgium –November 3, 2014 – Option (EURONEXT: OPTI; OTC: OPNVY), the company connecting Things to the Cloud, today announces a manufacturing and supply agreement with USRobotics®, a division of UNICOM® Global. This means that USRobotics will commercialize certain Option products under the USRobotics brand.
Frank Deschuytere, CEO of Option, is pleased with this agreement: “The successful adoption of M2M devices depends to a large extent on reliable and flexible devices. The experience and know-how of Option, now more than 25 years a pioneer in wireless communications, combined with the quality and reliability of Option’s products and the flexibility of the organization, makes Option an excellent choice for companies to enhance their M2M offerings. For Option, private label agreements of this kind offer extra opportunities and access to new distribution channels and end-customers.”
“UNICOM Global is excited to enable our USRobotics division to enter into this agreement with Option,” said Corry Hong, UNICOM Global’s founder, president and CEO. “There is enormous value in the USRobotics brand on a global basis, as a leader in providing Internet connectivity solutions through a wide range of products, and this partnership provides further expansion and leverage of that brand benefiting both companies.”
In the past years, small to medium-sized businesses have undergone technology transitions due to increased availability of big data products and access, as well as the convergence of data, voice, and video applications. As M2M technology is becoming a standard for these types of companies, USRobotics was looking for opportunities to further enhance its M2M offerings, following the changing needs of their customers.
Thanks to its strengthened product portfolio, USRobotics can now offer its clients and sales channels a wide array of M2M solutions, including remote maintenance and control, monitoring, telematics, asset tracking, security systems and more.
Option connects Things to the Cloud. With more than 25 years of experience and many industry’s firsts in the wireless industry, the Company is ideally positioned to bring the most efficient, reliable and secure wireless solutions to business markets (B2B) and industrial markets (M2M). The Company partners with system integrators, value added resellers, application platform providers, value add distributors and network operators to bring tailor made solutions to end-customers. Option is headquartered in Belgium and maintains offices in Europe, the US, Greater China, Japan and Australia. More information can be found at www.option.com.
For more than three decades, millions of businesses and consumers have relied on USRobotics for dependable Internet access. Today, USRobotics endeavors to continue the longstanding tradition of supporting successful businesses by providing equipment for data transfer, remote management, broadband backup, point-of-sale, and machine-to-machine functions. USRobotics strives to support the latest technologies through the development of new tools, which are known for their mobility, convenience, and reliability. USRobotics products are designed for multiple environments, including data centers, remote networks, embedded solutions, and small-to medium-sized business markets. USRobotics is a division of UNICOM Global. USRobotics can also be followed on social networking sites, including LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
About UNICOM® Global
UNICOM Global consists of more than thirty-five (35) corporate entities encompassing a wide range of businesses across all geographic regions. With its corporate headquarters in Los Angeles, California, to offices in Illinois, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas and Virginia, throughout EMEA in the UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Italy, Spain, Belgium, Switzerland and the UAE, and across Asia/Pacific with locations in India, Singapore, Korea, Thailand, Taiwan and the Philippines. UNICOM Global offers deep in-house resources and flexible IT solutions to our partners worldwide. UNICOM Global focuses on acquiring and integrating mature and growing mid-cap NASDAQ, London Stock Exchange AIM and German publicly traded companies in technology, financing, IT, real estate, and business services.
SOURCE: U.S. Robotics