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AhernIT Partners with Wyless and Acquires Progressive Platforms LLC, formerly Wyless Telematics

BOSTON and LAS VEGAS, Sept. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Wyless, the leading Internet of Things ( IoT ) global managed services provider and Ahern Information Technologies (AhernIT), a leading provider of fleet tracking solutions and applications, today announced a new element of their partnership focusing on fresh new value-added products and services that will be offered by Ahern via the acquisition of Progressive Platforms (formerly known as Wyless Telematics) from Wyless.

The Progressive Platforms solution offers cloud-based fleet management and telematics applications available on a global basis in more than 120 countries. Progressive Platforms combines hardware from the industry leader in Telematics devices, CalAmp, with an intuitive and user-friendly cloud-based platform bringing vital fleet information right to customers’ fingertips. A customizable tool, PPL provides a powerful suite of applications that can be tailored to each customer’s unique needs.

This is not the first time that AhernIT and Wyless have synced up – AhernIT has been a customer of Wyless’ core offering for over a year, using Wyless managed cellular connectivity to govern their vast portfolio of industrial rental equipment. Porthos, Wyless’ IoT platform, is a value-add for Ahern, allowing them to manage connectivity from several carriers in one central location. With significant growth predictions on the horizon, Ahern is expected to have over 40,000 connected devices on Wyless’ network by the close of 2016.

Charles Kriete, CRO, Wyless Inc. said: “Wyless is very excited to have AhernIT as a customer and a valued partner. Unlike many of our competitors, Wyless aims to ensure that we are in no way competing with our customers who deploy IoT solutions such as fleet tracking. Instead, Wyless will continue to focus on the enablement of customers, such as AhernIT, to help bring their solutions to market as quickly as possible. By providing AhernIT with best-in-class managed network services and service delivery platform, along with the largest selection of mobile network operator partners, Wyless empowers AhernIT to sell its fleet solution, quickly and efficiently, anywhere on the globe.”

Evan Ahern, CEO, AhernIT said; “We are excited by the strategic alliance we have formed with Wyless and look forward to building a long term relationship, that is of great benefit to our existing customers and our newly acquired customers via Progressive Platforms. We plan to make significant investment in the platform and utilizing the Wyless global network offering, we can extend our reach very quickly.”

About Wyless
We empower businesses to realize the full potential of the Internet of Things (IoT). Our unparalleled reach is delivered through our 20+ MNO partners across the globe. We connect millions of devices around the world with our leading technology, providing guaranteed costs, visibility, and control of mission critical applications. We have eSIM, multi-IMSI, and core network capabilities and our impartial experts and collaborative team help our customers succeed in their businesses. Our differentiated services deliver 24/7/365 support and monitoring of customer devices through our global service centers

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About AhernIT
AhernIT is a leading managed services provider of technology solutions to the equipment rental, construction and fleet management industries. Customers include Ahern Rentals Inc., the nations largest independent equipment rental company and affiliated companies. AhernIT develops and offers IOT solutions for a variety of applications and industries.