Arkados Group, Inc., through its subsidiaries, is a global provider of scalable and interoperable Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that help customers increase efficiency and reduce cost. Our cutting-edge solutions, focused on industrial automation and energy management, are comprised of our software and hardware platforms that are essentially the “building blocks” that enable the machine-to-machine communication necessary for various Smart Machines, Smart Manufacturing, Smart Building and Smart City applications.
Our approach is scalable, collaborative, and efficient. We use our software and hardware platforms to assist companies in making their machines more efficient. By utilizing full-featured, industrial grade and standards compliant internet gateways, sensors and other peripherals along with robust cloud and data analysis capabilities, we are able to implement various types of smart solutions for machines, buildings and cities. Additionally, our services group works with customers to design and implement the most energy- and cost-efficient solutions in the areas of lighting, boiler and combined heat and power systems, and industrial machinery.
We bring great value to our customer by taking a holistic approach to solving efficiency and cost issues and are able to deliver solutions that are easy to implement, manage and seamlessly integrate into virtually any existing system.
Arkados’ core strengths lie in our world-class expertise in software design and system integration, our experienced management team, our strong intellectual property portfolio, our flexible, scalable approach, our multi-national partnerships, our direct access to top-tier customers, as well as valuable channel and OEM partners, and unwavering commitment to collaboration and to doing more with less.
Rich in home networking and broadband networking markets
Arkados has a rich history in home networking and broadband networking markets. Until 2011, the Company operated as a fabless semiconductor manufacturer that designed, developed, marketed, and sold technology and solutions enabling broadband communications over standard electricity lines (powerline communications or PLC). Arkados developed a prototype of the first-ever 10Mbps powerline technology in 1999, delivered the first industry powerline communication testing tool in 2001 and was among the pioneers of powerline communications (PLC) and a founding member of the HomePlug Alliance, an leading industry-wide alliance for the development and adoption of standards for powerline communications. In addition, Arkados has achieved several distinguishing awards, including having products being named “Best of the Best” at the International Computer Electronics Show in 2008 and 2009.
In December, 2010, Arkados made a strategic decision to sell its semiconductor intellectual property assets and technology licenses, which were licensed from STMicroelectronics in 2008, back to STMicroelectronics for cash and make the product design and software development segments of the business the primary focus.
Since the asset sale, Arkados has restructured its balance sheet, hired key personnel, secured strategic partners and positioned itself to as a leading product and software innovator focused on delivering solutions for IoT applications.