Cisco Acquires Backhaul Solutions Provider Fluidmesh Networks

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Cisco has completed the acquisition of Fluidmesh Networks, a provider of resilient wireless backhaul solutions. Cisco is set to use Fluidmesh’s products to support business resiliency for the growing demand of wireless in mission critical applications and on-the-move assets.

Fluidmesh’s technology is designed to provide zero loss of data transfer within high-speed assets including rail, subways, public transit, mining and ports.

Cisco has completed the acquisition of Fluidmesh Networks, a leader in resilient wireless backhaul systems. Fluidmesh extends Cisco’s industrial wireless offerings to industries with on-the-move assets and mission critical applications in situations where zero data loss is critical to uptime and business resiliency.

Cisco’s scale, combined with Fluidmesh’s solution-based offerings and relationships with systems integrators, accelerates Cisco’s industrial IoT business, and enables wireless deployments within industrial envionrments.

The combined offering addresses emerging use cases including remote operation of equipment and deploying autonomous robots to maximize productivity.

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Fluidmesh Networks is a hardware and software manufacturer of wireless point-to-point networks, wireless point-to-multipoint networks, and wireless mesh networks. Fluidmesh products are used in video-surveillance, enterprise, industrial, railway, maritime, and military projects.

Fluidmesh was founded in 2005 by a team of researchers and visionaries from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and the Politecnico of Milan.

Over our first ten years, Fluidmesh has become the choice of customers who wanted to bring network connectivity without the inconvenience, time or expense of running wire.

Fluidmesh wireless products are the enablers of outdoor and large-scale applications of the Internet of Things: smart cities, urban video-surveillance, connected vehicles and trains, and industrial automation.