IoT Solutions World Congress 2016

We´re at IoT Solutions World Congress 2016

Meet WSI  in Barcelona, we will show some great things made The WSI Way at IOT Solutions World Congress 2016.

The Event

After its very first edition, the IOT Solutions World Congress has already established itself as the leading global event focusing on industrial IOT.

IOT Solutions World Congress 2016 will be the second edition of this global event dedicated exclusively to joining IoT providers with industry in order to help the latter increase productivity via this disruptive technology.

The IOTSWC16 will offer a highly international environment with more than 8,000 visitors and will focus on IoT solutions in six dedicated areas: Manufacturing, Healthcare, Energy & Utilities, Transportation & Logistics, Innovation and Technology.

The event is organized by Fira de Barcelona  in partnership with the Industrial Internet Consortium , the Industrial IoT organization founded by AT&T, Cisco, General Electric, IBM, and Intel to bring together organizations and technology with the goal of accelerating the growth, adoption, and widespread use of industrial IoT.

Read more at www.iotsworldcongress.com

See what our extremely talented developer Joakim Sandström has to say about WSI

Say hi to…

…Joakim Sandström, HW & SW Engineer

Describe your role at WSI. What are your main tasks?
“I do a lot of things! My main areas are writing embedded software, designing circuits and doing circuit board layouts. Layouts is one of my favourite tasks, fitting lots of components on a tiny circuit board is like laying a very challenging and interesting puzzle.”

What did you do before you came to WSI?
“I studied to be an electrical engineer specialising in electronics for 5 years at KTH (Royal Institute of Technology). Before starting here, I worked at another company for three years doing similar (but not as exiting) things.”

What’s working at WSI like?
 “Great! WSI is quite unique. We don’t own any of the products we design, nor are we a standard consulting firm, instead we function more like a “development department for hire”. Almost all our projects are done in-house, which means that our customers hire the competence of the entire company instead of just the competence of specific individuals.

As an employee, this means that you always have access to highly skilled colleges, like if you were working in a product owning company, while at the same time get a lot of variety in projects, like if you were working as a consultant for hire. For me it is really the best of both worlds”

 If it were up to you, what qualities should a new colleague at WSI possess?
 “You have to be smart and catch on quickly. You should also be generous with your knowledge and willing to learn from others. One of our greatest strength’s at WSI is that we are very good at helping each other out, and as a WSI person, you should never be too proud to ask a colleague for help.”

Globis – an intelligent charging station that is more than just a charger

Safety and style in world class – WSI has built in safety in the new charger Globis.

Globis is the result of Danish design and Swedish engineering.
It challenges the traditional idea that a charger should be hidden away. Instead, it celebrates the thought that for a charger to be useful, it needs to be easily accessible and central, and for it to be central it needs to be beautiful. With its timeless spherical design, it can serve both as a contrast piece as well as a discreet detail in the home or in professional surroundings. Removing redundant cable from sight is another key to the charging station concept. Each attached cable can be adjusted in length by hiding portions of it inside. This way, Globis provides a sense of calm order despite charging many devices simultaneously. Naturally, Globis makes no compromises in regard to safety, energy efficiency and charging speed.

Read the full story about how WSI has built in the safety in Globis

Back the product on Kickstarter: www.glob.is

Allgon AB acquires the IoT-company Wireless System Integration Sweden AB

Allgon AB has signed an agreement to acquire Wireless System Integration Sweden AB, a fast-growing company within IoT (Internet of Things). In connection with this, the Allgon group also creates a new business area for industrial IoT where additional potential acquirements can be added in the future.

Wireless System Integration Sweden AB (WSI) is a design house developing wireless products and systems. The company has in recent years experienced a strong growth and influx of new customers. Before the summer, WSI was chosen as partner for development and manufacturing of products to American Nvidia, one of the largest companies for graphics processors used for artificial intelligence, deep learning and virtual reality.

WSI, based in Kista, Stockholm, currently has 20 employees. In 2015, WSI had a turnover of SEK 32 million with an operating profit of SEK 2,4 million while the turnover of 2016 is estimated to an amount of approximately SEK 45 million with an operating profit of SEK 4,5 million.

Allgon makes the acquisition, which is planned to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, through buying shares of WSI from the four current owners at a price equivalent to SEK 41 million. The purchase price will be paid partly in cash of SEK 25 million, partly by a promissory note of SEK 11 million as well as a directed share issue of SEK 5 million.

– Through this acquisition, we are putting the first piece of the puzzle in establishing a new business area, Industrial IoT. WSI has an exciting business that complements the offers from other companies within our group. We have followed WSI for some time and are impressed by their success journey. We are looking forward to working with the founders and their team to develop the business further, says Johan Hårdén, CEO of Allgon AB.

– We can see that our major international customers as well as the smaller clients become more and more dependent on collaborations with flexible specialized companies to keep up with the ongoing global digitalization. WSI has a sound knowledge and an extensive experience in offering clients a full responsibility in the process from idea to final product within IoT, Virtual Reality and advanced radio solutions. This agreement with Allgon puts WSI into a larger context in which we can get further exchange on our continuous expansion and growth, says Jan-Åke Lindqvist, CEO of Wireless System Integration Sweden AB.