Ahern Information Technologies (AhernIT), a leading provider of fleet tracking solutions and applications, and Wyless, the leading Internet of Things (IoT) global managed services provider, have announced a new element of their partnership focusing on fresh new value–added products and services that will be offered by Ahern via the acquisition of Progressive Platforms (formerly known as Wyless Telematics) from Wyless.
The Progressive Platforms solution offers cloud-based fleet management and telematics applications available on a global basis in more than 120 countries. Progressive Platforms combines hardware from the industry leader in Telematics devices, CalAmp, with an intuitive and user-friendly cloud-based platform bringing vital fleet information right to customers' fingertips. A customizable tool, PPL provides a powerful suite of applications that can be tailored to each customer's unique needs.
This is not the first time that AhernIT and Wyless have synced up - AhernIT has been a customer of Wyless' core offering for over a year, using Wyless managed cellular connectivity to govern their vast portfolio of industrial rental equipment. Porthos, Wyless' IoT platform, is a value-add for Ahern, allowing it to manage connectivity from several carriers in one central location. With significant growth predictions on the horizon, Ahern is expected to have over 40,000 connected devices on Wyless' network by the close of 2016.
"Wyless is very excited to have AhernIT as a customer and a valued partner," Charles Kriete, CRO, Wyless Inc. said. "Unlike many of our competitors, Wyless aims to ensure that we are in no way competing with our customers who deploy IoT solutions such as fleet tracking. Instead, Wyless will continue to focus on the enablement of customers, such as AhernIT, to help bring their solutions to market as quickly as possible. By providing AhernIT with best-in-class managed network services and service delivery platform, along with the largest selection of mobile network operator partners, Wyless empowers AhernIT to sell its fleet solution, quickly and efficiently, anywhere on the globe."
Evan Ahern, CEO, AhernIT said, "We are excited by the strategic alliance we have formed with Wyless and look forward to building a long term relationship, that is of great benefit to our existing customers and our newly acquired customers via Progressive Platforms. We plan to make significant investment in the platform and utilizing the Wyless global network offering, we can extend our reach very quickly."