Advantech, a global leader in embedded computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technology, is pleased to announce that its recognition as a Microsoft Global IoT Valued Partner, Authorized Embedded Distributor and Azure Cloud Solution Provider (CSP) has been extended to include Japan.
Previously recognized for the EMEAand Americas regions, this agreement lays a strong foundation for Advantech’s key position as an embedded computing and IoT service provider in Japan. Furthermore, in order to accelerate the development of IoT, Advantech has developed the WISE-PaaS IoT software platform service in cooperation with Microsoft. Advantech’s hardware is also verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, providing all-in-one Solution Ready Package (SRP) services to help customers rapidly build their own IoT applications.
Strengthening Collaboration for IoT
With this agreement, Advantech Japan will deploy total IoT solutions including gateways, sensor nodes, WISE-PaaS, and industrial edge computers with Microsoft solutions that include OS and Azure to migrate and analyze data. This means Advantech is not only an Industrial-based manufacturing company but is able to provide comprehensive one-stop IoT solutions. “More creativity and passion are required to meet the rapid growth in the IoT market revolution. We are convinced that Advantech and Microsoft can meet this demand and develop new market opportunities by providing powerful total IoT solutions!” said Mike Koike, President of Advantech Japan.
“The world of connected devices is growing at a phenomenal rate. We look for partners that have the ability to scale up – not only to critical edge device scenarios, but also to scale across solutions within the cloud. Advantech is a trusted Microsoft partner that is helping customers maximize their IoT investments. Windows 10 offers the most secure and connected experiences and controls a range of devices from lowend to heavy compute intensive, and Azure is the most secure cloud platform across PaaS and SaaS delivery models and powers a range of data analytical applications. Advantech is an important partner to Microsoft as they continue to develop customer solutions, with end-to-end device expertise and a range of devices that are certified for Azure IoT,” said Rodney Clark, Microsoft’s IoT DX GM.
Comprehensive Suite of Operating Systems and Tools
Advantech offers more than just a distributing license, it offers a series of value-added services including hosting embedded solution seminars, hands-on training, and software APIs and utilities. Customers can leverage Advantech’s professional embedded solution development capability to streamline their business.
Windows Embedded products Advantech offers include:
- Windows 10 IoT: Connecting to Azure Cloud Services and Seamless Sensor/Gateway Communications.
- Windows Embedded Compact: Powering small footprint devices for industry and enterprise use.
- Windows Embedded Standard: Delivering the familiarity and reliability of Windows in a componentized form.
- Windows Embedded Server: Delivering embedded server solutions for purpose-built hardware and application software.
- Windows Embedded Industry/Pro: Delivering platforms in the Windows Embedded Industry/Pro portfolio for OEMs seeking the full power and application compatibility of Windows.