Proving the Business Case for the Internet of Things

Eurotech partners Microsoft to speed IoT deployment

Steve Rogerson
December 4, 2019



Italian hardware, software and services company Eurotech is collaborating with Microsoft to accelerate IoT development.
 
The firm has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT, helping its customers get IoT products up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach users where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.
 
Eurotech delivers computing, communication technologies and IoT building blocks. The combination of Eurotech’s rugged multi-service IoT edge gateways, Everyware software framework nd Microsoft Azure IoT service, offers a foundation to develop and deploy secure and scaling edge-to-cloud IoT applications.
 
The application optimised IoT gateways, edge servers and CPU boards are designed to meet the requirements and certifications of vertical markets, including industrial, energy, utilities, medical, transportation and smart agriculture. They are extended with an IoT device middleware, seamlessly integrated with the Microsoft Azure IoT offering. This allows users with a wide range of assets on the operational technology side of their business to tap efficiently into the offering of cloud applications and services from Microsoft.
 
“The Microsoft Azure IoT edge certification is a further validation of our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with proven and integrated hardware and software,” said Robert Andres, Eurotech CSO. “By eliminating integration efforts, this combination of Eurotech and Microsoft IoT building blocks ensures lower risk and a faster time to market for those companies that are pursuing digital transformation or getting started with new IoT projects.”
 
IoT projects can be complex and take a long time to implement. Users often find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, they are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT programme, they can save time and effort on project specifications and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT suite.
 
“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Jerry Lee, director of marketing for Azure IoT at Microsoft. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”