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Integrated Wireless Becomes Ascom Integrated Wireless

Ascom Wireless Solutions, a world leader in mission-critical communication, recently acquired the Australian based company Integrated Wireless. This strategic acquisition is an important step in the Ascom Wireless Solutions global growth strategy, giving the company direct access to the Australian and New Zealand markets and provides a foothold to further build up its position in the Asia Pacific markets.

“Ascom is very pleased to have acquired a business with such a good strategic fit. With this acquisition we do not only gain direct access to new markets, but also have the opportunity to combine Integrated Wireless’ software and integration competence with our existing portfolio. This transaction represents the next step in building and strengthening the leading position of our Wireless Solutions Division, mainly in the global healthcare market, but also for our other business segments”, says Fritz Mumenthaler, CEO of Ascom.

Integrated Wireless is a well-renowned specialist provider of wireless communication systems in Australia and New Zealand and has been the exclusive distributor of the Ascom Wireless Solutions portfolio for over ten years.

“We are very familiar with the Ascom Wireless Solutions products and solutions, but being a fully-owned company in the Ascom Wireless Solutions group gives us, and thereby our customers, direct access to a global network of partners, knowledge and experience from over 75,000 installed systems in different businesses”, says Leo Silver, Managing Director of Ascom Integrated Wireless Pty. Ltd.

“The Ascom Wireless Solutions strong focus on healthcare is also very interesting for our markets”, says Mr, Silver. The global common challenge with a future high share of elderly people in need of care in relation to the number of people in working age, will increase the demand for intelligent workflow solutions, not only in hospitals but in the whole healthcare sector.

“This is an area where Ascom Wireless Solutions has a unique competence and experience, which will benefit both our existing and potential customers”, concludes Mr. Silver.

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ABOUT ASCOM WIRELESS SOLUTIONS

Ascom Wireless Solutions (www.ascom.com/ws) is a leading provider of on-site wireless communications for key segments such as hospitals, senior care, independent living, manufacturing industries, secure establishments, retail and hotels. More than 75,000 systems are installed at major companies all over the world. The company offers a broad range of voice and professional messaging solutions, creating value for customers by supporting and optimizing their Mission-Critical processes. The solutions are based on VoWiFi, IP-DECT, nurse call and paging technologies, smartly integrated via Ascom Unite into existing enterprise systems. The company has subsidiaries in 12 countries and 1,200 employees worldwide. Founded in 1955 and based in Göteborg, Sweden, Ascom Wireless Solutions is part of the Ascom Group, listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (ASCN:SIX).

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ABOUT ASCOM INTEGRATED WIRELESS

Ascom Integrated Wireless is specialist provider of wireless communication systems and workflow solutions. The company has 62 employees and designs, installs, commissions and maintains wireless solutions mainly for the health care and elderly care markets (representing around 70% of the revenues), but also for the corrective, industrial, education, government, and retail market segments in Australia and New Zealand. Ascom Integrated Wireless has its domicile in Sydney with additional offices in Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth and Auckland. Integrated Wireless was until now also the exclusive distributor of Ascom Wireless products for Australia and New Zealand.

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