Cougar Automation brings LPWA IoT solutions to UK as Actility’s first Gold Solution Partner

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Industry 4.0 Summit, Manchester, 4 April 2017: Actility, the industry leader in Low Power Wide Area Networks (LPWAN), today announces that Cougar Automation, one of the UK’s largest independent control system integrators, has become its first Gold Partner in the UK, and will be offering IoT solutions powered by Actility’s ThingPark platform. Cougar and Actility are showcasing solutions at the Industry 4.0 Summit, and can be found on Stand Q30.

“ThingPark will allow us to provide our clients with a host of new business advantages,” says Simon Pape, Business Development Manager at Cougar. “It lets them have low-power wide-area connectivity, and manage thousands of sensors and connected items across the Internet of Things. We’ll be able to help them increase the efficiency and reliability of their factories and industrial plants across a range of sectors, improve safety and create new business opportunities.”

Cougar Automation is a well-established, reliable and sought-after supplier of System Integration Services, including industry-leading expertise in tailoring programs based on the Internet of Things. Their team of more than 100 engineers has been offering such services as industrial control and automation, cyber security and safety for more than 25 years from their offices across the UK.

“We’re delighted to have Cougar on board to bring the power of LPWA and ThingPark to industrial IoT projects in the UK,” says Actility CEO Mike Mulica. “Their unrivalled expertise in control and automation will leverage the power of our platform to deliver outstanding solutions for customers, and their commitment to support those customers is second to none. This partnership is a clear indicator of the fact that LoRaWAN is now mainstream as a way of serving the growing appetite for complete industrial IoT solutions.”

Actility’s solution partner programme supports sales of ThingPark-powered IoT solutions by providing an extensive knowledge base, training resources, access to marketing resources and tools to help design, demonstrate and price a proposal. As` a Gold Partner, Cougar will also benefit from high visibility within the ThingPark ecosystem, access to a pipeline of ThingPark leads, and easy-to-use and rich APIs to develop their own tools and applications.

“Actility brings an unrivalled level of innovation to our service offerings,” says Simon. “We’re pleased to be partnering with an organisation that understands what our customers need to function at peak performance levels. And they bring the highest devotion to customer service, which is a perfect match for our culture at Cougar.”


Actility_LOGO_green-red_RGB_HDAbout Actility & ThingPark™

Actility is the industry leader in LPWA (Low Power Wide Area) large-scale infrastructure and the innovator behind the ThingPark IoT Solution platform. Actility’s ThingPark enables scalable LPWA networks and interoperable IoT applications and services. ThingPark Wireless is a core network management and supervision solution for LPWA connectivity designed from the beginning for carrier-grade solutions, and already deployed in over half the national LPWA network rollouts globally. ThingPark OS is a central IoT management service to connect sensors to applications with bidirectional interaction. ThingPark X is a data analytics and control framework which exposes data from connected things to applications and connects with cloud platforms, and also offers off the shelf IoT industrial applications. ThingPark Market is a B2B ecommerce platform for buyers and sellers, aggregating, distributing and connecting IoT devices and applications to the ThingPark platform. Actility is a founding member of the LoRa Alliance.

http://www.actility.com

About Cougar

cougar-logo-250x130Cougar Automation is a very different type of Automation System Integrator. Our entire focus is on customer service, and our vision is for all customers to rate us as 10-out-of-10. We deliver on this by employing great engineers who just love delivering projects and meeting customer needs, and then we set them free to do just that. Our engineers are trusted and encouraged to do what they love: delivering great automation solutions to our customers. With over 100 people based in six offices throughout the UK, we are both local  and have the size and experience to deliver any automation project. To make sure you get a great service, all work is carried out in your local Cougar Automation office with local sales people, engineers, project managers and local decision-making. So, whether you need PLCs, SCADA, DCS, or production management systems, Cougar Automation has the expertise near you.


For more information, please contact:

Actility:  Anne van Gemert: anne.vangemert@actility.com

Cougar:Simon Pape:  simonp@cougar-automation.com