Arrow Electronics showcased its Internet of Things solutions at this week’s Microsoft IoT in Action even in Seoul.
While there is a lot of buzz around the consumer-facing technologies that the IoT is bringing about, two of Arrow’s showpieces were focused instead on the industrial IoT. One, the Waspmote, is a sensor system developed in collaboration with Libelium, and is designed to monitor air, water, and weather conditions, and to trigger alerts in the event that extreme events are detected. Another is an agricultural solution designed to monitor greenhouse environments and produce analytical information to enable administrators to improve operations.
The third major solution that Arrow Electronics showcased, however, has more general IoT applications. Dubbed Arrow Connect, it’s a cloud platform built on Microsoft Azure that is designed to enable “the seamless and secure flow of data on any device or edge over any protocol to any cloud, as well as securely provision and manage all IoT devices,” according to a statement from Arrow Electronics.
The company showcased these solutions after officially being designated a Windows IoT distributor in the APAC region. Commenting on the developments, Microsoft Global OEM IoT Channel Sales general manager Nicole Denil explained that by making these kinds of solutions available to OEMs, Arrow Electronics “and their OEM partners will be able to deliver powerful and secure devices, that when connected to the cloud and AI services, can offer customers new insights and enable new business opportunities.”