Digi International boosts industrial IoT portfolio with Ctek acquisition
US industrial IoT manufacturer Digi International has acquired California-based Ctek for an undisclosed fee. Ctek produces wireless and wired solutions for remote industrial monitoring and control. Digi International said the deal boosts its portfolio of edge automation solutions.
Digi International bought Dallas-based Haxiot a year ago to bolster its offering with LoRaWAN-based modules, devices, gateways, network server solutions, and cloud IoT platform. Ctek makes ruggedized products for automation and remote management, for industrial applications like lighting, irrigation, and water management.
A statement said: “Digi is uniquely positioned to provide customers with both battery and hardwired options for the control and monitoring of critical infrastructure, from complex off-shore oil rig locations to localized deployments such as municipal park lighting.”
Brian Kirkendall, general manager and vice president of infrastructure management at Digi International, said: “The addition of Ctek’s blue-chip customer base and user-focused platform positions Digi to expand our portfolio of purpose-built industrial IoT solutions. This strategic move marks another significant step toward enabling the intelligent edge for our customers.”
Phil Sutter, president at Ctek, said: “Digi… has a stellar reputation as a software-first innovator [and] also a lengthy track record and legacy of excellence. It’s important to us—and very exciting—to join forces with an industry leader that has deep expertise, a rock-solid business foundation, and the ability to support customers with the added benefit of a broad infrastructure and increased product depth.”