Avnet Introduces IoTConnect software platform and IoT connectivity
Cloud-based software and connectivity options built around the software platform have been announced by Avnet.
The IoTConnect software platform and portfolio of market-ready connectivity solutions built around it are designed to help organizations jump-start development of IoT-enabled systems and services.
The scalable IoTConnect platform uses Microsoft’s enterprise-grade Azure hybrid cloud computing service to enable the seamless distribution and analysis of data across cloud and on-premise systems. Azure’s powerful security and connectivity protocols give IoTConnect users the flexibility to develop and deploy apps and solutions using their choice of tools, applications and frameworks, advises Avnet.
In collaboration with 14 suppliers from its IoT partner ecosystem, Avnet has developed market-ready connectivity solutions that leverage the IoTConnect platform to tackle business challenges common to many industry verticals, including manufacturing, medical, environmental, construction, retail, food processing and smart city.
These can be deployed out-of-the-box or tailored to meet segment-specific requirements.
“Avnet recognizes that concerns such as security risk, unexpected downtime, low efficiency and information latency frequently hinder organizations’ ability to capture the full potential of digitization,” said Lou Lutostanski, Avnet vice president, Internet of Things. “IoTConnect, supported by Microsoft Azure, not only helps mitigate these risks, but enables enterprises to generate intelligence that will make their organizations more productive, secure and competitive in the digital age.”
Rodney Clark, vice president, IoT, Microsoft, adds: “With these repeatable edge-to-cloud solutions both partners and customers will be able to take full advantage of the digital transformation opportunities IoT represents.”
The Avnet connected ecosystem, which includes Avnet.com, Hackster.io, element14 and Hardware Studio, supports more than two million customers driving IoT innovation around the world. Avnet is also a member of the IoT M2M Council (IMC), the trade group dedicated to the IoT sector.
Avnet will showcase the IoTConnect platform and a selection of innovative smart solutions at CES 2018, January 9-12 in Las Vegas, booth 2609, at Tech East, Westgate.
Following CES, Avnet will launch a series of customer training sessions to help simplify the complexity of building IoT solutions and scaling them for mass distribution.