myDevices, which is an IoT solutions company, introduced a powerful collaboration with Microsoft. This will empower their users to onboard hundreds of LoRaWAN devices to instantly send data directly to Microsoft Azure.
myDevices has gathered one of the most extensive known catalogs of pre-configured LoRaWAN sensors and gateways. These catalogs consist of nearly two hundred different devices from over fifty hardware manufacturers from around the world. The devices range from standard indoor temperature sensors to industrial strength tank monitoring devices among others. All of the sensors and gateways include a scan-able QR code that is used with the myDevices’ IoT in a Box mobile application. Scanning the code with the app connects the device, decodes the payload and normalizes the data for interoperability.
What does the features of the product provide to its users? It provides the user with sensor activity logs, time-series visualization charts, sensor maps, customizable alerts, corrective action reports, permission-based user management and white label deployments.
“System integrators, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, and developers provide IT products and managed services to SMB and enterprise customers who want to save money and increase efficiencies by automating processes, but piecing together IoT solutions has proven to be complex,” said Kevin Bromber, CEO, myDevices. “IoT will only become prevalent if it is easy to sell and deploy, and myDevices’ mission is 100% focused on simplifying IoT.”
Through this partnership, myDevices offers Microsoft customers “IoT in a Box” pre-packaged solutions. These ready-to-deploy, end-to-end IoT solutions include an expansive library of sensors and gateways. Additionally the product provides application software, device management, connectivity and sales and marketing materials to empower a system integrator, MSP, ISV or VAR to immediately deploy commercial-ready solutions to their end customers. These “IoT in a Box” templates are turnkeys with flexibility to customize with other available integrations and APIs.
What is one of the biggest challenges of IoT? “One of the biggest challenges of IoT is getting devices, from different hardware manufacturers, connected into an IoT platform and making them interoperable. myDevices’ technology helps Microsoft Azure IoT users accelerate their time to market by reducing the complexity of connecting this wide variety of devices. This integration enables myDevices’ users to take advantage of the services offered through Azure such as Advanced Analytics, AI, Business Intelligence and other services that help the most demanding enterprise customers quickly deploy custom, commercially-ready solutions,” said Tom Davis, principal PM manager for Azure IoT, Microsoft.
Chrissie Cluney has been a correspondent for IoT Evolution World since 2015. She holds a degree in English with a concentration in writing from the College of Saint Elizabeth.
Edited by Ken Briodagh