Advantech is collaborating with Microsoft® to serve customers with an integrated IoT solution that works with Windows 10 IoT and Microsoft Azure, combined with Advantech’s technical support to ensure connectivity and device compatibility. The IoT solution is a versatile and comprehensive IoT infrastructure platform providing flexible application resources and building blocks that let system integrators and users build and scale customer IoT applications.
Advantech Embedded Computing VP Miller Chang said, “Advantech offers more than just a distributing license; it offers a series of value-added services, including hosting an embedded design-in forum and hands-on training.” And Rodney Clark, Microsoft IoT Device Sales and Marketing GM, noted further, “Advantech is a trusted Microsoft partner that is helping its customers maximize their IoT investments. Advantech has the unique capabilities to develop these innovate connected solutions. They are a true better-together partner with end-to-end device offerings that are certified for Azure IoT. ”
Three Key Stages Complete the IoT Solution
“We aim to help customers transform and expand their business quickly and easily into the IoT world” said Chang. With One OS, One Platform, and standards-based approach such as AllJoyn, OCF and OPC Advantech boosts connected devices up to the next intelligent generation level. To activate connections from device to cloud, Advantech open-standard connectivity protocols (MQTT, AMQP) and certified IoT devices help customers make connections easily. Furthermore, Azure IoT cloud services enable fast IoT package customization that helps customers complete their own service with cloud building blocks.
CSP - a New, Cooperative Business Model
Advantech is partnering with Microsoft Azure as a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) to deliver IoT solutions worldwide. Through the CSP program, Advantech provides total solutions, from devices to cloud services and helps customers build new-generation products and services for the IoT era. Advantech will hold a series of hands-on training courses on Azure IoT Suite to help customers quickly and easily get connected with Microsoft Azure. From connecting intelligent devices and quickly analyzing and visualizing the data in the cloud through Azure IoT Suite, customers can leverage Advantech integrated IoT solutions to streamline businesses, creating win-win IoT success.
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