Technology distributor Avnet announced that it is working with IBM to increase the development and deployment of Internet of Things (IoT) solutions in the U.S., Europe and Canada.
This collaboration is designed to help Avnet customers capitalize on the opportunities in the rapidly growing IoT market. Avnet customers range from original equipment manufacturers to solution providers.
“Developing an IoT solution is incredibly complex and requires deep technical knowledge from a semiconductor level to advanced data analytics running in a data center,” said Patrick Zammit, president, Avnet Technology Solutions, Global.
“Avnet and IBM joined together to simplify the development cycle at every stage and give our customers the power to unlock the potential of IoT.”
Avnet said the joint venture will provide customers with a wide range of resources from the edge to the enterprise to develop IoT solutions that effectively gather information, connect to the Internet, and securely manage and analyze data.
Additionally, customers will be able to leverage the Avnet Visible Things evaluation and development reference platform, which will be on display at Embedded World next week.
This initiative, driven by Avnet in EMEA, is a platform, built on IBM Watson IoT Platform, designed for edge-to-enterprise IoT projects. It delivers hardware and embedded software to connect smart sensors to the Avnet Devicepoint service.