Avnet announces IoT programme and marketplace

Channellife | January 14, 2020

Avnet is launching a new IoT-specific partner programme designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions.

Using Avnet's IoTConnect platform, powered by Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite, developers can connect devices that address both the software and hardware needs of IoT solutions.

Avnet will be adding a comprehensive marketplace in the coming months, which will allow a developer to write IoT applications to its platform and offer them for sale.

"IoT is complex, with unique hardware, software and security requirements at every stage of the development cycle," says Avnet business transformation president Pete Bartolotta.

"With our partner programme and the upcoming marketplace, we are putting proven IoT solutions in the hands of partners and systems integrators so they can scale their own businesses and accelerate the adoption of IoT."

Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects a diverse array of devices with each other or with cloud-based services. The ability to exchange data with other devices, services and humans enables IoT solution providers to develop new use cases and business models. Today, communication technologies provide connectivity almost anywhere around the world, at ever-increasing data speeds. The proliferation of cloud-based storage and computing infrastructure has led to a multitude of cloudbased technology offerings from both large players such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, but also from many newcomers. And the broad availability of hardware and software for embedded connected devices has broadened significantly. Affordable single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi or microcontroller platforms such as Arduino empower millions of developers to engineer new applications.

Spotlight

The Internet of Things (IoT) connects a diverse array of devices with each other or with cloud-based services. The ability to exchange data with other devices, services and humans enables IoT solution providers to develop new use cases and business models. Today, communication technologies provide connectivity almost anywhere around the world, at ever-increasing data speeds. The proliferation of cloud-based storage and computing infrastructure has led to a multitude of cloudbased technology offerings from both large players such as Amazon, Google and Microsoft, but also from many newcomers. And the broad availability of hardware and software for embedded connected devices has broadened significantly. Affordable single-board computers such as Raspberry Pi or microcontroller platforms such as Arduino empower millions of developers to engineer new applications.

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