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10 Best IoT Solution Providers 2019


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Link Labs: “We’re leading innovators in technology for the Internet of Things”

Communication is one of the most basic foundations of mankind. In today's global enterprise scenario, the role and importance of communication is highly prominent. Better connectivity has created our Internet of Things (IoT) world, where a high level of communication with employees and customers is vital. This is where connectivity solutions for IoT platforms come into the picture. And Link Labs has been developing affordable connectivity solutions for all IoT challenges since 2014.

When it comes to low-power wide-area network technologies to power the Internet of Things, Link Labs can be considered as the leading innovator. Headquartered in Annapolis, Maryland, Link Labs has a humble beginning with a team of just two veteran engineers that grew into five people within a week. Having worked in a number of projects with the telecommunications industry, Intelligence Community, and the U.S. Department of Defense, the group of engineers from the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab joined together to establish Link Labs.

Five years later, the Link Labs team comprises of a talented group of several people, from engineering, software development to sales and other departments. Every individual here is dedicated to meeting the high standards and inspiring the team to solve problems, innovatively.

Among the products and solutions that Link Labs provides, the patented Symphony Link technology powers a range of IoT applications across many industries. Apart from providing secure connectivity for IoT devices, Symphony Link is used in building controls, agriculture, healthcare, defense, retail, government, automotive, smart cities, etc. “We excel in taking a concept from initial hardware design all the way through the delivery of a commercial product and have done so for dozens of enterprises around the world,” the company states.

Apart from Symphony Link, AirFinder- the asset tracking technology from Link Labs, excels in creating measurable value at the lowest cost in the industry for any organization. It’s the asset-tracking technology that works wherever you need it: indoors, outdoors or even offsite and in-transit. Moreover, the AirFinder is capable as a standalone system surpassing the need to connect with your IT network and department during deployment. Its long battery life, low cost, and easy scalability make the technology unique.

Why Link Labs?

The answer to that would be “Why not?” Link Labs provides affordable connectivity solutions for any IoT challenge your organization may come across. The company gives you a list of reasons why Link Labs is the right choice for you:

Flexible Solution

With Link Labs, you can deploy a flexible solution for less than alternative technologies. To make your connectivity solution work seamlessly anywhere- outdoors, on the road or indoors, Link Labs leverages multiple technologies. “This flexibility means we can help you architect the least expensive—and most effective—solution for your use case,” says the CEO, Bob Proctor.

Easy Updates

With just a click of a button, your device software can be updated. The devices linked with Link Labs can all be managed through the cloud. The firmware can reconfigure your device systems and update the software without leaving your desk.

Security assured

Link Labs assures that your data is safe and protected. The end-to-end data encryption and the state-of-the-art security within the company, ‘you can be certain that the data transmitted from your edge devices is secure.’

Based on your needs only

Every business needs and requirements are different and unique- Link Labs understands this. Hence, you can scale the solution you require based on your business needs. The enterprise-grade solution from the company makes it easy to deploy, where you can scale a pilot or hundreds of thousands or even millions of connected endpoints. “And because the Link Labs Conductor and AirFinder RTLS software has been proven to handle millions of messages each minute, you’ll never have to worry about backend data flow complexity,” the CEO adds.

Introducing the Pioneer

Dr. Robert Proctor, CEO

Bob Proctor joined Link Labs as CEO in April 2016. He was a founding investor and advisor to the company from the beginning. Prior to Link Labs, Bob was the Co-Founder of Blu Venture Investors and CEO, Board Director and Investor of FlexEl, LLC. He is the Co-founder, Board Chairman, and Investor of Wiser Together, Inc. and Phase 5 Group, Inc. Bob served as Global Head of Marketing reporting to Chairman and CEO of Corporate Executive Board. He has decades of Senior Executive experience in public companies, including line, staff, and IPO leadership positions. Bob led teams that won corporate-wide awards for Best Business Breakthrough, Managerial Excellence, and Spirit of Generosity. Bob also served as an associate Principal McKinsey & Company, Inc. He holds a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Cornell University.

Praise for Bob

“Having Bob move from an advisor to CEO has been extremely valuable for those of us looking to take advantage of his experience across all stages of start-up growth,” say the fellow Link Lab-ers.

“Working at Link Labs means you’ll be surrounded by colleagues who are dedicated to meeting their own high standards and inspiring the team to solve problems in the most innovative ways possible.”

“We excel in taking a concept from initial hardware design all the way through the delivery of a commercial product and have done so for dozens of enterprises around the world.”

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