Avnet-relayr Deal Strengthens Distributor’s IoT Portfolio


Technology distributor Avnet is expanding its Internet of Things (IoT) portfolio in the United States and Canada through a new agreement with relayr.

Partners will have access to relayr’s enterprise middleware platform, and “powerful, simple-to-use tools that enable fast and cost-effective development of new solutions, equipment and services for IoT.” Partners will be able to use relayr’s technology innovations and starter kit to help develop IoT offerings for their customers from prototype to rollout, along with end-to-end support, Avnet said.

Avnet's Colin Blair“relayr addresses one of the central challenges of IoT with a truly comprehensive enterprise middleware platform that can turn our partners into IoT solution developers,” said Colin Blair, vice president of data analytics and IoT solutions for Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Our partners will be able to use relayr’s offerings to create IoT solutions that can easily be integrated with their customers’ existing technologies. Working together, Avnet and relayr will empower partners to help their customers create IoT solutions that span a wide range of devices and offer solutions from simple experimentation kits to industrial hardware, supporting their customers’ digital-transformation processes.”

relayr’s cloud-based enterprise middleware platform allows communications from any service, software, platform and sensor. Additionally, Avnet will provide its partners with relayr’s open-source software development kits and industrial-grade sensor kits for rapid customer prototyping.{ad}

Principally addressing markets in manufacturing, smart buildings, retail, government, health care and energy, partners will have access to relayr’s offerings, which provide a full-service, end-to-end stack with an open API, streaming services and open-source libraries for both hardware and software, facilitated by a step-by-step acceleration method, Avnet said. Also, partners can use relayr’s middleware toolset, consulting services, connections capabilities to different devices from different manufacturers, and abilities to provision software for building new sensor-based retrofitting offerings across any device and any “thing.”

“relayr plays a pivotal role in providing all key components to develop complete IoT solutions, and Avnet has the time-tested experience and expertise to deliver those solutions with the value demanded by the channel,” said Josef Brunner, relayr’s CEO and co-founder. “Our cloud-based enterprise middleware platform for industrial IoT enables organizations to connect any device, harmonize heterogeneous data streams, and make them available for dashboards, mobile apps, services, and analytics.”

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