CSL, the provider of connectivity for M2M and Internet of Things (IoT) devices, has announced its acquisition of WebWayOne Ltd, the provider of platform and software services. The acquisition will enhance CSL’s existing offer by dint of the addition of new software capabilities and underpins the company’s international growth ambitions.
According to a statement issued by CSL, the transaction will enable the two businesses to “develop new and innovative solutions” that they otherwise would not be able to do.
WebWayOne began life back in 1999 and has developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative, secure and reliable solutions to the market. The Newbury-based business is a regular contributor to the European Working Groups which create, maintain and refine the standards directly associated with alarm transmission.
WebWayOne is an active member of the British Security Industry Association and the Irish Security Industry Association (via its Suppliers Network program) as well as serving as a Board member of CertAlarm, the register of manufacturers who have submitted their products to be inspected by accredited test houses.
The Alarm Transmission System offered by WebWayOne is the only platform to have completed testing to all intruder and fire transmission standards (EN 50136-1, EN 50136-2, EN 50136-3, EN 50131-10, EN 54-21 and the Construction Products Regulation).
Additional software capabilities
Speaking about the deal, Ed Heale (CSL’s CEO) commented: “It’s great news. Our aim is to always provide the best possible solution for our customers. WebWayOne has software capabilities that we don’t, and we very much look forward to being able to offer these to our customers.”
Chris Carter Brennan, managing director of WebWayOne, informed Risk Xtra: “This is a great alliance and better for our customers. We’re delighted to be able to offer our Conxtd platform to the broader customer base to which CSL has direct access.”
CSL was founded in the UK in 1996. Today, the CSL Group is the market leader in providing secure connectivity solutions to the security, fire and telecare sectors globally. The company’s solutions, platform and partnerships with mobile network operators worldwide allow the organisation to provide complete end-to-end connectivity services for mission-critical M2M/IoT applications. Whether it’s SIM only, satellite, DSL or multi-path, CSL determines to deliver the best combination for each end user’s connectivity requirements.
At present, CSL provides connectivity for upwards of 500,000 M2M/IoT devices. Its platform handles over four billion events each month and securely collates data ready to push to portals which provide real-time visibility on the status of a connected device. This is all backed-up by 24/7 managed support services to ensure maximum availability and reliability and first class customer service at all times.