Advantech, the embedded and automation products and solutions provider has revealed of a joint effort with Microsoft to create Asia’s first IoT WISE-Cloud (Wireless IoT Solutions Embedded, WISE) platform.
The duo will work towards setting up of a new cloud application model by developing “solutions and products intended for the Internet of Things (IoT),” reports Control Design
“Advantech has found that the embedded board is at the core IoT and so the development of all types of intelligent systems could naturally be realized for a diverse range of fields,” explained Chaney Ho, Advantech president, who believes that over the last few years applications of IoT have integrated deeply into the daily lives of people.
Comprehensive wireless networking technology and an extension of the concept of the traditional IoT 3I (Instrumented, Interconnected and Intelligent), will help in development of WISE-Cloud, Chaney noted. Microsoft will provide Advantech with Platform as a Service (PaaS), utilizing Advantech’s SusiAccess and Microsoft Azure, in order to ‘understand the data collected to help convert it into service and effectively apply it to business intelligence’
“Moreover, by introducing machine learning as a service, Advantech can leverage the IoT to enable smart, value-added business applications, creating more business opportunities,” said Roan Kang, general manager of M&O, Microsoft Taiwan. “Microsoft will provide consulting services to help the establishment of the WISE-Cloud platform while joining hands with Advantech to expand the global reach of the IoT application,” he added.
70 WISE-Cloud applications have been distributed in different industries globally by Advantech so far.
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