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Acquisitions

Cisco Acquires Fluidmesh

Fluidmesh’s technology will extend Cisco’s Industrial IoT wireless offerings and provide high-bandwidth, low-latency for on the move assets, and mission-critical applications.

SAN JOSE, Calif., July 7, 2020 – Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) acquired privately-held Fluidmesh Networks, LLC, headquartered in New York with operations in Italy and a leader in wireless backhaul systems. Fluidmesh’s technology delivers reliable and resilient wireless solutions for mission-critical applications, whether it’s high-speed rail and mass transit or large-scale distributed sites such as ports and urban environments where signal strength can be challenging. Fluidmesh’s solutions are quick to deploy and configure, offering customers a cost-efficient, low maintenance solution.

Fluidmesh will extend Cisco’s industrial wireless offerings to industries with on-the-move assets and applications in situations where reliable backhaul is mission critical. Cisco’s scale, combined with Fluidmesh’s solution-based offerings and relationships with systems integrators, will accelerate Cisco’s industrial IoT business to enable successful industrial wireless deployments, broaden reach to key customer segments, partners, and end users.

Q: What has Cisco acquired?
A: Cisco acquired Fluidmesh, a privately-held, New York-based company with operations in Italy and a worldwide leader in wireless backhaul systems. Fluidmesh’s technology delivers reliable and resilient solutions for mission critical applications, whether it’s on-the-move assets such as high-speed trains and autonomous vehicles, or large-scale distributed sites that face signal challenges like ports and urban environments. Fluidmesh’s solutions are quick to deploy and configure, and give users a cost efficient, low maintenance solution.

Q: Can you explain Fluidmesh’s offering?
A: The need for reliable wireless connectivity is critical for industrial IoT use-cases like manufacturing, mass transit, mining, smart cities, ports and other industries where autonomous operations improve safety and lower costs. While traditional wireless solutions work well for slow moving objects, Fluidmesh’s technology is designed to provide zero loss of data transfer at speeds in excess of 300 Km/h. Today, customers are using Fluidmesh’s reliable wireless technologies in rail, mining, ports, and public transit to improve productivity, safety, and the customer experience.

Q: Why did Cisco choose Fluidmesh?
A: Fluidmesh products and solutions extend Cisco’s industrial wireless offerings to industries with on-the-move assets and applications where reliable backhaul is mission critical. Cisco’s scale and market reach, combined with Fluidmesh’s industry-specialized sales team and systems integrator relationships, will accelerate Cisco’s Industrial IoT business and broaden its reach to key partners and end users. Fluidmesh products will be integrated with the Cisco Industrial IoT Networking portfolio.

Cisco is dedicated to our customers’ and partners’ success by maintaining business continuity with existing products and projects. We are committed to creating value for our customers through deeper integration of Cisco and Fluidmesh technologies, driving new revenue streams and delivering competitive differentiation.

Cisco customers should contact their Cisco account teams. A Cisco salesperson can direct all sales and product inquires here

Existing Cisco Partners should continue to contact their Cisco Partner Account Manager (PAM) for additional information regarding this acquisition.

Current Fluidmesh customers and partners should continue to contact Fluidmesh for support on their products, and to renew their service support contracts. Any changes to the processes will be communicated with ample time.

Cisco customers should continue to use the Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) for technical support on Cisco products. For more information about opening a technical support case and for regional TAC telephone numbers, refer to Cisco Worldwide Support Contacts.

Better Together

Enhancing Cisco’s Wireless Solutions for the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT)

Combining Cisco’s leading network management and wireless connectivity solutions with Fluidmesh’s highly resilient technology will provide organizations and customers alike with a vastly superior experience.