Sixnet, a Ballston Lake, N.Y.-based provider of M2M data communications products, has agreed to acquire JBM Electronics Co., a St. Louis-based provider of networking connectivity solutions. No financial terms were disclosed. Sixnet is a portfolio company of Riverside Partners and American Capital.
Sixnet, a market-leading supplier of innovative machine-to machine (M2M) data communications products announced recently that they have reached an agreement to acquire JBM Electronics Co. a leading provider of reliable networking connectivity solutions. This acquisition solidifies Sixnet’s position as a leading provider of wireless networking solutions across a broad range of mobile operators and geographies. Sixnet currently markets a comprehensive line of rugged industrial and commercial products under the BlueTree Wireless brand. JBM products will dovetail with BlueTree solutions to create the broadest range of industrial and commercial wireless networking solutions available in the market today.
“Our acquisition of JBM Electronics further enhances Sixnet’s emergence as a global leader of wireless networking solutions. We are principally focused on solutions that will make our customers more competitive, by removing costs from their business” said Hilton Nicholson, CEO of Sixnet LLC. “JBM’s customers have consistently benefited financially from the innovation in design and the reliability of product in the field.”
The JBM Electronics brings a total connectivity solution to commercial and industrial enterprises.
- Embedded protocol conversion solutions
- Highly secure and reliable IP and cellular networking solutions
- Design, Project Management, Configuration and Deployment services.
- Backend Monitoring, Managing and Maintenance.
“We were initially attracted to Sixnet as they are clearly building a powerhouse in the industrial networking markets. Through discussions, it was apparent that the two companies have a great cultural and technology fit, at many levels this is an obvious and unique opportunity.” said Steve Mintz of JBM Electronics.
JBM is a leading provider of network connectivity solutions for the Enterprise class customer. Founded in 1975, JBM has specialized in protocol conversion technologies, serving legacy environments such as SNA, Bisync, and async dial amongst others.
JBM has been extremely successful in the integration of cellular data networking with applications such as ATM cash machine, POS, lottery, and WAN backup and remote console access.
Founded in 1976, Sixnet is a privately held company that provides innovative market-leading machine-to-machine (M2M) data communications solutions. In 2007, Sixnet acquired BlueTree Wireless Data Inc, a leader in wireless modems and software solutions for commercial and industrial applications. Sixnet’s worldwide customers benefit from its unique ability to integrate cellular modems, industrial automation products, and data connectivity products into rugged, reliable, and cost effective solutions. Sixnet ‘s innovative products expand the capabilities of open connectivity, industrial Ethernet, M2M communications, industrial automation, cellular data connectivity, and private label OEM solutions. The Sixnet name is synonymous with quality and reliability around the world. Sixnet has partnered with Riverside Partners LLC and American Capital Ltd. For more information, visit www.sixnet.com.