Redpine Signals Named in Gartner’s 2016 Cool Vendor List Mobile and Wireless

Published: 20 April 2016 Analyst(s): Leif-Olof Wallin, Nick Jones, Katja Ruud, Vishal Tripathi, Tim Zimmerman, Mike Gotta

Redpine Signals is proud to announce that it has been selected as one of the Gartner’s 2016 Cool Vendors in Mobile and Wireless. The following is a snapshot of the research report published by Gartner on April 20, 2016.

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Innovation in mobile and endpoint technology has moved toward "things" and services — and away from devices. Mobility leaders supporting a digital business strategy should review these cutting-edge companies that may help realize objectives in endpoint services and the Internet of Things.

Key Findings:

  • Emerging beacon vendors have introduced improvements, such as more precise beacon technology and more flexible options that reduce ancillary mobile technology overhead and lower total cost of ownership.
  • Vendors that provide end-to-end IoT solutions to quickly prototype new concepts and services can add significant value, even if the finished product will use different technology.
  • Wearables and other "smart" innovations that increase functional efficiencies by communicating with a connected mobile device will grow in popularity. It is really only the use cases that limit the imagination.
  • Travel, retail and hospitality location-based technology is evolving in new directions, and remains top of mind for many Gartner clients.


Mobility and endpoint strategy leaders should:

  • Reassess the emerging beacon market for improved technology advances, and evaluate new options that can consolidate or replace older technologies.
  • Explore emerging IoT vendors that offer rapid prototype of initiatives end to end.
  • Use pilot programs to assess emerging wearable and smart device product benefits, and identify potential privacy issues.
  • Examine location solutions that help organizations move from only "raw" location expressed in coordinates to associating it with contextually relevant information.

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