Founded in 1981, B+B SmartWorx, formerly B&B Electronics, provides intelligent M2M and IoT connectivity solutions for wireless and wired networks. The company designs and builds device connectivity and network infrastructure products that deliver intelligent connectivity at the “edge” of networks in remote and demanding environments. B&B Electronics began solving data connectivity problems with a simple RS-232 data line tester and a $40 ad in Byte magazine. The company grew as B&B went on to address issues like electrical spikes and surges, the need for seamless media conversion, and the increasingly complex topologies of the world’s industrial networks.
Most B&B products are developed in house and when there was a strategic fit, B&B acquired highly focused technology companies that already specialized in answering specific data connectivity questions.
At the start of 2016, B+B SmartWorx became part of the global Advantech family, and will be operating as Advantech B+B SmartWorx. As part of the company’s Global Industrial IoT Business group, B+B SmartWorx will lead Advantech’s new Intelligent Networking Business Sector in developing smart networking products.