Advantech is pleased to announce its recognition as a Microsoft Global IoT Valued Partner and additionally, the authorized embedded distributor has been extended to include EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). Previously recognized for the Asia-Pacific region, this expanded acknowledgement lays a strong foundation for Advantech’s position as a key embedded computing and IoT service provider in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. Furthermore, in order to accelerate the development of the IoT industry, Advantech has developed the WISE-PaaS IoT software platform service in cooperation with Microsoft. This combines Advantech’s IoT platform services with Microsoft’s Azure Cloud Service, providing all-in-one SRP (Solution Ready Package) services to help customers rapidly build their IoT applications.
“Advantech and Microsoft have had a long history, from Microsoft Windows Embedded and Microsoft Azure to the recent WISE-PaaS IoT software platform service. Over the past year, WISE-PaaS has successfully helped dozens of major customers develop their IoT industry applications, create mutually beneficial business models, and has earned Advantech Microsoft’s 2015 Country Partner of the Year award,” said Advantech’s Chief Technology Officer Allan Yang. For the end of 2015, Advantech is aiming to extend Microsoft Embedded distribution in North America and Japan. As a result, Advantech will be able to support these areas with integrated IoT services that provide operation system and integrated Microsoft Azure Cloud services.
Advantech offers more than just a distributing license; it offers a series of value-added services including, hosting embedded solution seminars, hands-on training, and software APIs and utilities. Customers can leverage Advantech’s professional embedded solution development capability to streamline their businesses. The Windows Embedded products Advantech offers include:
Windows 10 IoT: Connecting to Azure Cloud services and seamless sensor/gateway communications.
Windows Embedded Compact: Powering small footprint devices for industry and enterprise use.
Windows Embedded Standard: Delivering the familiarity and reliability of Windows in a componentized form.
Windows Embedded Server: Delivering embedded server solutions for purpose-built hardware and application software.
Windows Embedded Industry/Pro: Delivering platforms in the Windows Embedded Industry/Pro portfolio for OEMs seeking the full power and application compatibility of Windows.