Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Arrow Electronics aims at Global IoT market

William Payne
December 24, 2019
 




Electronic components distributor Arrow Electronics is teaming with Microshare to provide IoT solutions at scale to global enterprise customers in facilities management, transportation, infrastructure, healthcare and other sectors across the world.

The vision behind the collaboration combines Microshare’s Smart Buildings IoT products with Arrow Electronics international market reach and support capabilities.

Microshare’s pre-configured solution kits include sensors, LoRaWAN network connectivity, dashboards, alerts, and simple step-by-step instructions that can be installed by non-technical personnel to start producing data from the outset.

The collaboration delivers complete services, from sourcing solution components, packaging and deploying to customers, providing installation and managing warranty, repair and returns.

By combining Arrow’s worldwide distribution and support capabilities with Microshare’s preconfigured, fit-for-purpose solutions, the collaboration will deliver IoT solutions at global scale with ease of deployment.

“Microshare has the vision and capacity to scale IoT and manage the resulting torrents of data for global portfolios,” said Kristin Russell, president of Arrow`s global services business. “Their growing portfolio enhances the options we offer to the market.”

“The current landscape, particularly in commercial real estate, is crowded with one-off point solutions that do not scale easily and therefore leave a lot of the ROI on the table,” said Ron Rock, Microshare CEO and co-founder. “Our agreement with Arrow allows us to provide seamless delivery for a growing portfolio of solutions that enable enterprise clients to execute their IoT strategy at their own pace.”