Expand Your Business Quickly and Easily with Microsoft Azure and Windows 10

June 6, 2016, Taipei – Advantech, a global leader in embedded computing and IoT technology, 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 custom 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 innovated 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.

Interactive Healthcare/ Seamless iFactory/ Retail Business Enabling

For some vertical IoT Solution market examples, we have Interactive Healthcare–an IoT-based intelligent healthcare system integrates and connects up healthcare professionals with a wide array of equipment, systems, and devices. And Seamless Connectivity Manufacturing–an iFactory is a virtual combination of sensors, Human Machine Interfaces, and cloud intelligence that delivers optimized management and production. Also, Smart Retail Business–cloud-based data analytics provides intelligence that lets retailers reshape and upgrade business models.

CSP– a New, Cooperative Business Model

Advantech has partnered with Microsoft Azure as a Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) in most of the APAC region and are set to become CSP in EMEA by Q4. 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 customers can leverage Advantech integrated IoT solutions to streamline businesses, creating win-win IoT success.

For more information about Advantech integrated IoT solutions, please contact your local sales office, or visit us on the web at select.advantech.com/microsoft-iot-solution.

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About Advantech

Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.eu).

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