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Taoglas Acquires Firmwave to Enable Next-Generation IoT

By Ken Briodagh
August 12, 2019

Taoglas, a provider of IoT antenna and RF solutions, recently announced the acquisition of Firmwave, an IoT product design, and engineering company, reportedly in order to deliver Next-Generation IoT to industries such as healthcare, energy and utilities, supply chain and logistics, transportation, agriculture, and construction.

Many companies struggle with design engineering for complex IoT applications because they require a high level of integration, Taoglas said. These companies want to take advantage of advances in facial recognition, centimeter-level positioning, speech recognition, and AI for motion sensing and analysis.

“Customers have long been asking Taoglas for more engineering support for their IoT solution. They now want a one-stop-shop for IoT engineering services,” said Ronan Quinlan, Co-CEO and Co-founder, Taoglas. “They don't want to deal with multiple engineering teams, as they do today, to create each component of Next-Generation IoT solutions. We are seeing increasingly complex IoT projects that are being delayed to market by this fundamental problem.”

Both companies are headquartered in Ireland with facilities in DCU Alpha, and have a long history with each other. In the past two years, Taoglas has collaborated with Firmwave on Taoglas Shift, an artificial intelligence (AI) beam-steering antenna system for 5G networks. There has been collaboration on other complex custom IoT projects like medical device maker HealthBeacon.

Firmwave was founded in 2015 by Adrian Burns, Ciaran Burns and Fintan McGovern and developed IoT/AI and machine learning solutions for HealthBeacon, Vodafone, Glen Dimplex and many other clients through its Edge platform of hardware and software.

“We are excited to integrate our next-generation IoT design expertise and products into Taoglas. They have a global reputation for high-quality products. Their scale and unparalleled sales channels will accelerate the deployment of our hardware and software solutions,” said Adrian Burns, CEO, Firmwave. “Our customers will now benefit from access to the world-class Taoglas engineering team and their RF solutions portfolio.”




Edited by Ken Briodagh

Editorial Director

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