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Nivis Announces First Integrator Distribution Agreements

10/22/2013

ATLANTA, Georgia - (October 22, 2013) – Nivis, a global leader in Smart Grid and Industrial Wireless networking, today announced new distribution agreements with Centero Technology and Control Data Systems, as part of its transition from a direct sales to an integrator-led distribution model. Nivis is the only company in the world with both ISA100.11a and WirelessHART stacks certified by their respective governing standards bodies, as well as a robust Smart Object product line for Internet of Things applications.

Under the new agreements, U.S.-based Centero will service customers in North and South America, Japan, Southeast Asia and China, while Romania-based Control Data Systems will cover customers in Europe, Africa and the Middle East. In addition to responsibility for all sales in their territories, the integrators will complement the Nivis product line with additional hardware, firmware, software engineering and support services aimed at integrating Nivis’s OEM modules and platform components into customers’ product lines.

“We are excited about signing up these two companies as the first Nivis distributors,” said Doug Johns, CEO of Nivis. “Both companies bring many years of experience and a wealth of knowledge within the field of industrial and Smart Grid wireless technology, including many employees who have worked at Nivis in the past.”

Earlier this year Nivis moved to an “open source” software distribution model, focusing its efforts on providing hardware and support service. Adopting a third party integrator distribution model enables Nivis to provide stronger, locally-based design, sales and support resources to help customers leverage Nivis technology in their applications.

Remarked Doug Johns, “Our move to open source on the software side and integrators on the sales/support side enables us to leverage the energies and capabilities of a much larger resource base to help propagate our technology. Independent integrators and software developers bring with them the application-specific and location-specific knowledge and contacts that it would be impossible to generate with a proprietary model. Wireless sensing and control technology adoption is blossoming globally, and as we add more integrators and developers to the Nivis fold, we can take better advantage of this trend.”

About Nivis
Founded in 1998, Nivis is a world leader in open standard wireless sensing and control network technologies, including 6LoWPAN, ISA100.11a, and WirelessHART. Nivis technologies are field-proven and at work today inside some of the largest smart metering and industrial wireless OEMs. Nivis serves customers in 30 countries worldwide from its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia and its European offices in Romania.

For more information, visit the Nivis website at http://www.nivis.com.

About Centero Technology
Atlanta-based Centero Technology is a privately owned company providing wireless sensing technology integration services with a primary focus on Internet of Things and industrial automation applications. The Centero team consists of experts with more than ten years of focused experience in wireless communications working on many different products and custom development projects across multiple industries.

For more information, visit the Centero website at http://www.centerotech.com.

About Control Data Systems
Founded in 1994, Control Data Systems is a privately owned technology company located in Cluj-Napoca, Romania. CDS specializes in custom development of software and hardware using the most advanced technologies available. With a unique ability to draw from a local pool of talented engineers, the company has delivered many R&D prototypes in the areas of wireless communications, IP based sensing networks and remote video surveillance, as well as complex distributed software systems for data processing and presentation. The company specializes in wireless sensing and control applications, delivering integrated, end to end solutions comprising all the system elements from sensors to communication devices and to cloud based control centers.

For more information, visit the CDS website at http://cds.ro