Wi-fi modules simplify ‘internet of things’

Future Electronics has signed a worldwide distribution partnership with GainSpan, regarding the company’s ultra-low power wi-fi connectivity products for the internet of things.

As a distributor, Future is aligned with GainSpan’s multicontroller (MCU) partners, as well as offering a focused program in demand creation. Future will provide sales, support and fulfilment services for GainSpan’s portfolio of wi-fi modules, evaluation boards and application development kits (ADKs), all designed to make it quick, easy and cost effective to add wi-fi connectivity to products.

Vice president of worldwide sales, GainSpan, David Casey, said: “With its strong wireless market focus, access to key vertical markets such as lighting, energy, security and home and building automation, and distribution agreements with GainSpan MCU partners, we believe our two companies align very well.”

Director of marketing, RF and wireless solutions, Future Electronics, Kelly Murphy, added: “With the increasing demand for connected home devices and wireless connectivity in general, GainSpan’s wi-fi products are a strong addition to our portfolio.”