Ursalink merges with Yeastar and Milesight

  • December 16, 2020
  • Steve Rogerson

Chinese IoT provider Ursalink has merged with business communications firm Yeastar and Milesight, an AI-empowered video surveillance pioneer.

Ursalink, Milesight and Yeastar are sister companies specialising respectively in the IoT, video surveillance and business communications. As artificial intelligence is meeting the IoT and unified communications, Milesight, Ursalink and Yeastar decided to grow stronger together.

Following the merger, Milesight and Ursalink will operate as one under the Milesight brand, while Yeastar will operate independently under the Yeastar brand.

Established in 2011, Milesight specialises in the design, development and manufacture of video surveillance products including network cameras, NVRs, software and APP.

“Combing AI with IoT, Milesight is going to step further in the AIoT industry with next-generation smart solutions,” said Leon Jiang, vice president of Milesight Technology. “Being the core base video surveillance system extends the power of AI deep learning and IoT technologies to get the huge amount of data collected, connected and integrated. We believe AIoT will achieve a more efficient and intelligent world in the near future.”

Ursalink was established in 2017. It is a professional IoT company that simplifies the process of data collection, storage and retrieval, connecting things to the cloud.

“IoT is transforming the way we interact with our devices at home, at work and throughout our cities,” said Alan Shen, president of Milesight IoT and former president of Ursalink. “It’s empowered by AI, 5G networks and big data. The programmable intelligence enables devices to learn, reason and process information like humans.”

Since its founding in 2006, Yeastar business communications products have been provided by partners in over 100 countries to more than 200,000 users. Offering on-premises and cloud PBX system, along with native desktop and mobile unified communications applications, Yeastar has a strong base in the SME sectors.

“Unified communications (UC) have always been an essential enabler for digital transformation as they modernise the workplace,” said Prince Cai, vice president of Yeastar. “The growing adoption of UC and rapid shift to workforces that are remote and home-based prove that businesses now yearn for an engaging workplace that breaks the constraints of communications and a flexible workplace that is resistant to various challenges. The combination of UC, AI and IoT has the potential to reinvent the digital workplace, where things can be better connected via cloud technology and people can work smarter and communicate more effectively. Yeastar now has the opportunity to leverage the right technologies and build that workplace for our customers.”

Since the Ursalink brand is already well known, recognised and respected in the IoT world, the plan is to keep its reputation while integrating with Milesight. After the merger, they aim to combine expertise and capabilities to fulfil customer needs better with a stronger ability in R&D and resources in marketing and support.