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Arrow Electronics to showcase IoT solutions in Seoul

Global technology-solutions provider Arrow Electronics has announced that it will participate in the Microsoft IoT in Action event in Seoul on January 30. As a Microsoft IoT aggregator partner and platinum sponsor of the event, Arrow will exhibit several Internet of Things (IoT) solutions that integrate sensors, software and cloud connections and help event attendees understand how they can meet customer needs and grow their businesses by building repeatable IoT solutions.

Arrow's comprehensive "sensor-to-sunset" IoT offerings and technology portfolio

IoT and sensor technologies are driving the development of sustainable, environmentally friendly smarter cities and digital transformation around the world.  According to a report by IDC, South Korea ranked top for its readiness for sustained IoT adoption among countries in Asia Pacific.  As one of the largest aggregators of electronic hardware, software and connectivity services for IoT, Arrow is well positioned to help IoT developers and practitioners accelerate their IoT deployments.

Some of the IoT technologies and solutions Arrow will display at the event include: * A low-power, robust and ready-to-deploy Waspmote plug and sensor system from Libelium that can monitor water, air and weather conditions and trigger alerts for preventive measures. * A local proof-of-concept urban-agricultural IoT solution with sensor module, mesh protocol connectivity and gateway solution designed for managing greenhouse environment and generating data analytics for optimal operation. * Arrow ConnectTM, running on Microsoft Azure, a cloud-based platform designed and developed by Arrow, enables the seamless and secure flow of data on any device or edge over any protocol to any cloud, as well as securely provision and manage all IoT devices.

"Developing the kind of smart and connected devices needed to deliver the expected IoT outcomes and benefits draws on a broad spectrum of technologies and expertise," said Aiden Mitchell, vice-president of IoT global solutions at Arrow.  "With our comprehensive 'sensor-to-sunset' IoT offerings and technology portfolio from sensors, edge computing, connectivity, gateways to cloud platforms, data analytics and security, we can reduce the engineering complexity and remove technology challenges that public and private sectors face while conceptualising, deploying and managing IoT devices or solutions."

Said Nicole Denil, general manager, Global OEM IoT Channel Sales, Microsoft: "We are delighted to have Arrow as a sponsor of the IoT in Action events and as a new Windows IoT distributor in APAC. Intelligent edge devices are a critical component of IoT solutions, and by making windows IoT available to OEMs, Arrow and their OEM partners will be able to deliver powerful and secure devices, that, when connected to the cloud and AI services, can offer customers new insights and enable new business opportunities." Carlos Herrando, sales area manager, Smart Cities, Industry, eHealth for Asia, Australia and Eastern Europe, Libelium, said: "Libelium's wireless and sensor technology complements Arrow's comprehensive technology portfolio for IoT.  Together we can offer pre-integrated IoT solutions that require minimal design effort before deployment. We look forward to exhibiting alongside Arrow at Microsoft's IoT in Action."

Held in seven cities across the US, Germany, China and South Korea, Microsoft's IoT in Action aims to provide attendees with best-in-class technologies, insights, best practices and integrated solutions of putting IoT technologies to work to deliver tangible results across industries.

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