ICON has signed an agreement with Swedish alarm and messaging producer COBS AB to act as the distributor of the COBS SMART1 Systems throughout UK and Ireland. The SMART1 System will be available from ICON later in Q3 2016.
Mark Shane (pictured), Sales Director at ICON, said, “ICON has been distributing DECT and Wi-Fi solutions for almost 17 years and the SMART1 solution complements our existing offering as well as our core skill set. It combines the best of DECT and Wi-Fi technology into a single, state-of-the-art device. It also has a feature set which will offer our partners the ability to compete for more business. Features include a dedicated alarm/emergency button, builtin location awareness, a top mounted display for alarms and messages, rugged design, and push-to-talk capability; all of which are ideal for many of our partners’ customers.”
“The SMART1 solution is seen as an opportunity for both existing customers who have invested in DECT technology and want to introduce applications by using the Android platform and new customers where messaging and location services are needed.”
Sören Erlandsson, CEO of COBS AB, said, “We are very pleased to have ICON on board distributing the SMART1 solution for us and are excited about our new relationship. We recognise ICON’s abilities and pedigree in this area and look forward to helping them achieve our goals for the UK market.”