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Afero and D-Link Bring Innovative Internet of Things (IoT) Solution to the Insurance Industry

November 28, 2017

FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif – D-Link®, a global leader in networking and communications products for the home and enterprise, and Afero®, a leading provider of an edge-to-cloud enterprise IoT platform, today announced an innovative solution to prevent residential water damage and reduce related insurance claims – the D-Link Smart Water Sensor solution with Afero IoT Platform™ built-in. The solution features an easy-to-use D-Link Smart Water Sensor, D-Link Smart Hub and D-Link Smart Plug combined with Afero’s latest IoT Platform and is designed to sense and detect abnormal activity to notify stakeholders via message on IOS or Android devices to help prevent costly water damage.

With water damage related claims being as high as they are for insurers in the U.S., the D-Link and Afero offering directly addresses associated costs by dramatically reducing or preventing water damage in the home. The D-Link Smart Water Sensor with Afero IoT Platform provides insurance companies with an easy to implement and trackable solution to offer customers a way to keep a pulse on potential water risks in a home, receive notifications on potential water leaks and update insurance companies.

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Afero and D-Link Partner to Bring the World’s Most Secure Smart IoT Products to Market

November 14, 2017

LOS ALTOS, Calif – Afero, a leading provider of an innovative, ultra-secure edge-to-cloud Enterprise IoT platform, announced today a partnership with D-Link. A global leader in networking and communications products for the home and enterprise, D-Link has selected the Afero IoT Platform™ to bring a new class of secure smart products to market.

"We are especially happy to be working with Afero, one of Gartner’s Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things. The D-Link Smart Water Sensor system leverages the Afero IoT Platform for its security, reliability, and ease-of-use," stated Jack McGuigan, VP of Sales at D-Link. In addition to the elegant onboarding, Afero provides a scalable, cloud platform for an array of solutions to address the needs of insurance customers."

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Afero to Present Its Ultra-Secure IoT Platform at Microchip’s 2017 Worldwide MASTERs Conference

August 14, 2017

Ben Gibbs, Director of Customer Enablement, will speak on how engineers can fast-track the prototyping and production of connected devices in 50% less time

PHOENIX, Ariz.Afero, the next-generation IoT company with a fully integrated and highly secure edge-to-cloud platform, announced today that it is presenting and exhibiting at Microchip’s 2017 MASTERs Conference, the premier technical training event for embedded control engineers, from August 16 through 19 at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge in Phoenix, Arizona.

"We are excited to participate in this year’s MASTERs Conference to support Microchip’s leadership in IoT," said Joe Britt, CEO and co-founder of Afero. "We are deeply engaged with Microchip to enable their teams to integrate our secure edge-to-cloud connected platform into their consumer and enterprise solutions. Our collaboration will enable Microchip customers to prototype and get to production faster, at a lower cost, and more securely than with other IoT platform solutions."

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Afero Hires Yoshinori Goto as VP of Sales for Japan & APAC

November 29, 2016

Former Broadcom, Marvell sales executive to lead programs that accelerate IoT development

TOKYO, Japan.Afero, the turnkey, end-to-end IoT platform that provides secure and reliable connectivity in virtually any industry, today announced that Yoshinori Goto will join the company as VP of Sales for Afero Japan Inc.

“The pace of innovation in Japan is astonishing. Brands are willing to be bold and make truly innovative products. Afero solves the biggest IoT pain points – security and connectivity – in the development of IoT cloud-connected devices. We look forward to helping many companies bring secure connected products to market,” said Joe Britt, CEO and cofounder of Afero.

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Afero Raises $20.3 Million in Series A To Accelerate IoT In and Beyond The Smart Home

May 18, 2016

Samsung Catalyst Fund leads investment in Afero IoT platform that powers existing and new smart products across all industries to capture three trillion dollar enterprise IoT market

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today Afero, the platform bringing secure connectivity to the Internet of Things for both enterprises and the home, announced that it has completed a $20.3 million Series A financing. The investment is led by Samsung Catalyst Fund. The round is also joined by the SoftBank Group, Fenox Venture Capital, Presidio Ventures, Sanshin Electronics Co. Ltd., Robert Dobkin, and Assembly Partners.

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Gartner Selects Afero as a “Cool Vendor in the Internet of Things”

May 12, 2016

Leading Technology Research and Advisory Firm Names Innovative IoT Companies for 2016

LOS ALTOS - Calif. Today Afero, the platform bringing secure connectivity to the Internet of Things for both enterprises and the home, announced it has been named a “Cool Vendor” by Gartner in their May 6 report “Cool Vendors in the Internet of Things 2016”. The report evaluates new and innovative vendors, products, and services in the IoT market.

The Afero IoT platform is designed to be secure, accelerating and simplifying smart product development for companies in all verticals, whether they are building on a legacy product or creating something entirely new. The platform incorporates a secure Bluetooth® Smart module, scalable cloud services, mobile apps, and a range of development tools, reducing the complexity of IoT development and providing a highly secure connection between all smart devices and the cloud.

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Afero Launches New Secure Hub to Accelerate Innovation for the Internet of Things

January 6, 2016

Physical hub enables manufacturers to connect, remotely monitor, and control smart devices

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today Afero, the IoT platform that connects and secures every smart thing, launched the Afero Secure Hub, a standalone physical gateway that allows manufacturers to continuously monitor and control their smart devices. Afero has selected Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated (NASDAQ: QCOM) to ensure secure and reliable communication between the Afero Cloud and any device equipped with the Afero Secure Radio module. Afero will leverage Qualcomm Atheros’ AR9344, a highly integrated and feature-rich Wi-Fi® solution, for residential and commercial IoT hub development. Combined with the Afero mobile app and embedded hardware, the Secure Hub offers another option for manufacturers and service providers to bring connectivity and security to smart devices by leveraging the Afero platform.

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Afero Launches Platform to Securely Connect the Internet of Things, in the Home and Beyond

December 16, 2015

Afero builds an IoT platform to address the hardware and software needs for building smart products, in virtually any industry

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Today, mobile and hardware veterans from Google, Apple, and Nest unveiled Afero, the platform that brings a higher level of connectivity and security to the Internet of Things, both inside and outside the home. Led by Joe Britt, formerly an engineering director at Google Android and co-founder of Danger (makers of the T-Mobile Sidekick smartphone that was acquired by Microsoft), the Afero team has spent nearly two years developing a platform that includes integrated hardware, software, and cloud services for IoT connectivity and data analytics. The company is now launching to the public and announcing its collaboration with Murata, Infocom, and Bandai.

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Afero Collaborates with Murata to Develop Secure Radio Module for Smart Devices

December 16, 2015

ASR-1 module offers scalability and security for businesses’ cloud-connected products

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Afero, Inc. Today Afero, the IoT platform developer, in collaboration with Murata Manufacturing, announced its development of the ASR-1 module, the central computing device on which Afero is building a secure, end-to-end, Internet-of-Things (IoT) platform for the secure connection of every smart device.

The ASR-1 module is a Bluetooth® Smart system-in-package (SIP) that supports ultra-low power connectivity for data communication. It is well designed for Internet of Things (IoT) applications. Every ASR-1 comes with a security chip that is preprogrammed to operate in conjunction with the Afero Cloud.

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BANDAI NAMCO Studios to Design Next Generation of Entertainment Products and Services Powered by Afero IoT Platform

December 16, 2015

Toy and video game giant taps the Afero platform to securely and reliably build IoT capabilities into its games and products

LOS ALTOS, Calif. – Afero, Inc. today announced that the company is working with BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc. (BNSI), one of the largest makers of entertainment content and products, to curate and develop a new generation of connected entertainment products. By using the Afero platform, BNSI will be able to securely build IoT capabilities into its products and games in order to entertain and delight customers in new ways.

“BANDAI NAMCO Group has a history of making iconic toys and games that bring big smiles to people all around the world,” said Joe Britt, CEO of Afero.

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Infocom Taps Afero’s Secure and Robust IoT Platform to Modernize and Improve the Healthcare Industry

December 16, 2015

World-class company, continuously offering advanced healthcare IT solutions, chooses Afero to pioneer its smart device initiatives.

LOS ALTOS, Calif.Infocom Corporation, the leader in IT systems and operation management services and a subsidiary of Teijin Ltd, a global leader in fields including high-performance fibers, other materials, healthcare and more, today announced that the company has selected the Afero Inc.’s Internet of Things platform to develop its future applications of connected devices. By leveraging the Afero technology, Infocom is committed to increasing healthcare efficiency with more transparency and control of integrated IoT applications and devices to make the industry better and more reliable as a whole.

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