Avnet is launching a new initiative designed to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions, enabling them to scale their business in a quick and cost-effective manner. Using Avnet’s IoTConnect platform, developers can more easily connect devices that address both the software and hardware needs of IoT solutions. The distributor intends to expand this offering to include a marketplace, which will allow any developer to write IoT applications to Avnet’s platform and offer them for sale to a broader prospect base.
“IoT is complex, with unique hardware, software and security requirements at every stage of the development cycle,” said Pete Bartolotta, president of business transformation for Avnet. “With our Partner Program and the upcoming Marketplace, we are putting proven IoT solutions in the hands of partners and systems integrators so they can scale their own businesses and accelerate the adoption of IoT.”
A number of IoT offerings have already been demonstrated, including smart solutions for water meters, industrial motors, fleet management, cranes, and even coffee brewers.
The new partner program components, along with the forthcoming marketplace, are expected to provide developers a place to build and scale IoT solutions.