ClearAccess Announces Plan to Incorporate SmartRG to Deliver Managed Residential Gateway Solutions
ClearAccess Announces Plan to Incorporate SmartRG™ to Deliver Managed Residential Gateway Solutions
ClearAccess, Inc., a provider of cloud-based device management solutions, today announced a definitive agreement to be acquired by Cisco Systems.
Upon completion of the transaction, ClearAccess will incorporate its highly successful residential gateway business unit as SmartRG, Inc., and create a focused investment and growth plan for this hardware business. SmartRG, Inc. will continue to provide its current residential gateway products and continue to offer the ClearVision® management system through a formalized licensing agreement with Cisco.
SmartRG will further invest in broadening its successful DSL and Ethernet gateway product line, while building on its existing base of Hosted ClearVision customers. The company will focus on ensuring continuity for existing customers, while creating growth through additional investment in new products and services.
“We are excited to continue serving the SmartRG customer base, and we look forward to building on that success,” said Jeff McInnis, newly appointed CEO of SmartRG. “The SmartRG business grew substantially last year, and we will make investments to continue that growth trend. The agreement with Cisco will allow us to integrate technology and services that will make our remote management offerings and SmartRG gateways highly differentiated.”
In addition to Mr. McInnis, currently VP of solution sales at ClearAccess, SmartRG will carry forward key sales, engineering, operations and support team members and capabilities to deliver seamless continuity to its customers.
“As part of the ClearAccess transition to Cisco, preserving our existing customer relationships is a top priority,” said Ken Hood, ClearAccess founder, who will join Cisco as director of technology to promote the ClearAccess software business at Cisco. “SmartRG will have Cisco’s support in its vision of growth in this market, and we look forward to driving success through this relationship.”
SmartRG will maintain its headquarters in Vancouver, WA, with additional regional sales and support offices throughout North and Central America.
SmartRG offers service providers advanced managed gateways solutions for residential and SMB broadband deployments. SmartRG solutions reduce operational costs and provide new revenue generating consumer services over a variety of network types including DSL, Ethernet & Fiber. For more information, visit www.smartrg.com.