Affinegy’s Simpler and Lancaster Named to Top 100 Wireless Technology Experts by Today’s Wireless World

April 24, 2014

Affinegy ( is a global provider of service enablement software and connected device management solutions under the product brand of CHARIOT – accelerant for the Internet of Things.

The editors for compiled this first list by searching for technology innovators and business leaders all across the wireless ecosystem, including the burgeoning area of the “Internet of Things” (IoT) and “Machine-to-Machine” (M2M) communications. The editors then conducted interviews with industry sources to refine and vet the list to best reflect an elite group of Wireless WavemakersTM who:

  • Are technology drivers and thought leaders in their given area of focus and have demonstrated extensive expertise
  • Offer dynamic and innovative solutions to address various wireless technology challenges
  • Contribute their skills to an important/impactful organization within the wireless industry
  • Influence the future development of wireless technologies

“Melissa, and Art exemplify what it means to be a leader and innovator in this space,” said Clay Zeigler, Editor of “They have been instrumental in positioning Affinegy as a major player in the IoT movement.”

Simpler said the company’s focus on security and scalability has led to its emergence and early active roles in organizations, such as the AllSeen Alliance, which is bent on making the Internet of Everything a reality.

“The recognition of us isn’t so much about what we have accomplished individually as much as what we have accomplished as a team,” said Simpler.

About Affinegy

Affinegy makes software that seamlessly connects entertainment, information, smart/safe home and energy management services to devices along the Internet of Everything landscape. Called the CHARIOT Platform, this technology automatically provisions, configures, and manages the network and devices, which are critical for these services to be delivered to homes and businesses. Leading broadband service providers, Internet-enabled device manufacturers, and application/service providers have deployed Affinegy’s solutions to more than 35M premises worldwide. This has improved the customer experience, increased services adoption, and slashed deployment and support costs. Founded in 2003, Affinegy is headquartered in Austin, with offices in Dallas, Texas and Wroclaw, Poland.

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