Integrated Wireless Becomes Ascom Integrated Wireless

Ascom Wireless Solutions, a world leader in mission-critical communication, recently acquired the Australian based company Integrated Wireless.

This strategic acquisition is an important step in the Ascom Wireless Solutions global growth strategy, giving the company direct access to the Australian and New Zealand markets and provides a foothold to further build up its position in the Asia Pacific markets.

"Ascom is very pleased to have acquired a business with such a good strategic fit. With this acquisition we do not only gain direct access to new markets, but also have the opportunity to combine Integrated Wireless' software and integration competence with our existing portfolio. This transaction represents the next step in building and strengthening the leading position of our Wireless Solutions Division, mainly in the global healthcare market, but also for our other business segments", says Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Ascom. I

ntegrated Wireless is a well-renowned specialist provider of wireless communication systems in Australia and New Zealand and has been the exclusive distributor of the Ascom Wireless Solutions portfolio for over ten years.

"We are very familiar with the Ascom Wireless Solutions products and solutions, but being a fully-owned company in the Ascom Wireless Solutions group gives us, and thereby our customers, direct access to a global network of partners, knowledge and experience from over 75,000 installed systems in different businesses", says Leo Silver, Managing Director of Ascom Integrated Wireless Pty. Ltd.

"The Ascom Wireless Solutions strong focus on healthcare is also very interesting for our markets", says Mr, Silver.

The global common challenge with a future high share of elderly people in need of care in relation to the number of people in working age, will increase the demand for intelligent workflow solutions, not only in hospitals but in the whole healthcare sector. "This is an area where Ascom Wireless Solutions has a unique competence and experience, which will benefit both our existing and potential customers", concludes Mr. Silver.

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