Monday, June 30, 2008

Motorola Invests in Apprion for Industrial Wireless Networks

Motorola Ventures has made a strategic investment in Apprion, a start-up located in the NASA AMES Research Park at Moffett Field, California. With this investment, Apprion has raised over $23.5 million.

Apprion delivers advanced wireless products, applications and services for industrial plants. Apprion's ION System enables industrial facilities to deploy and manage multiple wireless applications as one unified, integrated system.

Apprion's ION System consists of the Apprion IONosphere and IONizers. The IONosphere is an on-site controller that manages data services, workflow, security, monitoring and maintenance, and 3rd party application integration across wireless plant networks. Apprion's IONizer is an industrial-grade, multi-RF, wireless network appliance. IONizers are designed to integrate and secure previously standalone wireless-enabled applications, such as VoIP and condition monitoring.