13 June 2018, NEW YORK and BATH, UK -- Veea Inc., a global leader in smart applications, today announced the acquisition of the UK-based Virtuosys Ltd. (“Virtuosys”), a company delivering Smart network solutions at the network edge. Following the closing, Virtuosys will become a wholly owned subsidiary of Veea and will change its name to Veea Systems Ltd. (“Veea Systems”).
Both companies have been collaborating for some time on Internet of Things (IoT) devices, gateways and smart applications that are seeing widespread adoption in consumer and business environments, which is estimated to be on the order of 31 billion connected things worldwide by 2020.
Virtuosys’ Managed Edge Application Platform incorporates an intelligent edge server (“VeeaHub”) that delivers cloud capabilities out to the edge, changing the economics and efficiencies of edge computing for a wide range of vertical markets. This acquisition provides for a groundbreaking platform that intelligently connects everyone and everything, that is IoT-enabled, while making it possible for commercial and social connections to become contextual and relevant more efficiently.
With the VeeaHub platform, businesses have access to:
Virtuosys has already become established in the Smart Rail market, as it was selected by the UK’s Department for Transport for a rail innovation project. Along with Angel Trains, it is demonstrating the power of edge computing solutions by providing improved onboard services while enabling IoT technologies that deliver new capabilities and applications for passengers, rail staff and the operators.
“Veea is currently in pilot trials of one of the most advanced solutions for Smart Retail and Smart Hospitality that enables retailers and hospitality establishments to run their applications dynamically and most efficiently at their retail locations and/or in the Cloud putting the benefits of all forms of commonly used wireless communications, IoT and edge computing into retailers' hands in an easy, scalable and secure way," said Allen Salmasi, CEO of Veea. “Together, we’re enabling easy integration of smart applications to streamline processes, lower operational costs, collect and leverage insights and build customer engagements in new ways. This acquisition supports our mission to put businesses in a position to comfortably embrace IoT-enabled devices and catapult into the connected future.”
“We are now in a position to bring a fully integrated end-to-end solution to meet the unique requirements of our customers in Smart Transportation, Smart Retail, Smart Building and Smart Campus verticals in multiple pilot trials of VeeaHub platform either planned or being conducted in the US, the UK, South Korea, France and other countries,” said Alan Jones, Virtuosys CEO. “We have been working with the Veea team for some time and we’re incredibly excited about the unique market opportunities that our combined resources can offer to a growing number of industries that are recognizing the limitations of the Cloud and are increasingly looking to the promise of edge computing,” continued Jones.
Veea also offers a suite of smart retail solutions, which include the:
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Virtuosys is changing the economics and efficiency of edge computing. Its revolutionary Edge Application Platform is a complete end-to-end hardware and software solution that not only brings high performance distributed computing close to the edge but is designed to support multiple applications running simultaneously. This highly secure, easy-to-deploy, self-healing platform brings together distributed computing, state-of-the-art communications and virtualized application environments, creating a hyper-converged edge with a price-performance advantage.
About Veea Inc.
Veea is a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) company with a suite of innovative products and services for Smart applications. Veea's platform include an intelligent edge server similar to a WiFi access point, but with the ability to run software applications at customer premises, 4G data failover services with CloudSIM along with highly differentiated iOS and Android-based mobile applications for businesses and their customers. Veea also offers Point of Sale (POS) applications and its unique payment services to merchants, service providers and hospitality venues along with highly customized applications, including streaming applications. Veea is headquartered in New York City with several offices in the US, Europe and Asia, and is run by an experienced management team including former senior executives of leading technology, payments and telecom companies. https://www.veea.com/
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