Samsung acquires Tachyon for ‘last mile’ of mobile configuration
Samsung has announced the acquisition of Tachyon, an enterprise mobile device configuration and development software provider, to assist with the “last mile” of configuration for Samsung’s enterprise mobile customers.
Washington-based Tachyon, a spinoff of Kaprica Security, helps with the deployment of Samsung Android smartphones and tablets in organisations, automating device configuration and reducing the time of rollouts. The company has customers in a variety of regulated industries, including hospital systems, federal departments, and vehicle fleets.
According to the press materials, the acquisition will provide the “turnkey automation that is essential to expedite project timelines, reduce both total cost of ownership and risk and maintain quality control.” Samsung said it would most likely relaunch Tachyon as part of the Knox portfolio after integrating it with the Knox security platform.
“Kaprica has worked with Samsung as a valued partner since Tachyon’s inception,” said Dough Britton, CEO of Kaprica Security in a statement. “The acquisition validates that our team’s commitment and ability to build a product that puts the power of mobility in business users’ hands faster has succeeded.” Jongshin Kim, vice president of the global mobile B2B team at Samsung Electronics, added: “Tachyon is a game changer for organisations with large or complex mobile deployments.”
Plenty has been written in recent months over the Korean manufacturer’s travails regarding its Galaxy Note7 smartphone, from the stories of overheating to the US government banning the device on all flights. Third quarter financial figures showed operating profit fall 30% from this time last year; yet according to a TechRepublic CIO survey, five in six tech leaders still trust the company despite the Note7 issues.
Financial terms of the Tachyon deal were not disclosed.
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