Digi International Acquires Ctek
Digi International, a leading global provider of Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity products and services, today announced it has acquired Ctek, Inc., a company specializing in solutions for remote monitoring and industrial controls. Terms of the transaction were not immediately disclosed.
“The addition of Ctek’s blue-chip customer base and user-focused platform positions Digi to expand our portfolio of purpose-built Industrial IoT solutions. This strategic move marks another significant step toward enabling the intelligent edge for our customers.”
Combining focused hardware and software into a complete offering, Ctek targets industries that require ruggedized products for automation and remote management, such as lighting, agriculture/irrigation, and water/waste-water management. Through the acquisition of Ctek, Digi is uniquely positioned to provide customers with both battery and hardwired options for the control and monitoring of critical infrastructure, from complex off-shore oil rig locations to localized deployments such as municipal park lighting. In addition, Ctek’s offering and existing client portfolio is set to further Digi’s reach in a rapidly expanding market.
“We are proud to welcome Ctek to the Digi family,” said Brian Kirkendall, General Manager and Vice President of Infrastructure Management for Digi International. “The addition of Ctek’s blue-chip customer base and user-focused platform positions Digi to expand our portfolio of purpose-built Industrial IoT solutions. This strategic move marks another significant step toward enabling the intelligent edge for our customers.”
A trusted industry mainstay for nearly 20 years, Ctek gives companies a complete SCADA system. In addition to automation control and a robust application suite, Ctek’s SkyCloud complements Digi’s Connect Sensor+ with its intuitive visual interface that consolidates access and management of an entire network of individual endpoints.
“This is a tremendous opportunity for Ctek, and we cannot think of a better industry partner than Digi,” says Phil Sutter, President, Ctek. “The company not only has a stellar reputation as a software-first innovator but also a lengthy track record and legacy of excellence. It’s important to us—and very exciting—to join forces with an industry leader that has deep expertise, a rock-solid business foundation, and the ability to support customers with the added benefit of a broad infrastructure and increased product depth.”