In order to streamline the building, deployment and management of the Internet of Things (IoT) for OEMs, enterprises and suppliers, Arrow Electronics has launched its new “Arrow Intelligent Services” framework and range of software tools.
The new service adds to the company’s other offerings in global components, enterprise computing and systems integration.
Arrow vice president of semiconductor marketing, Aiden Mitchell, said, “One of the biggest impediments in this exciting market is the cost and complexity of weaving together the various pieces of the IoT, each with its own unique and often complicated development environments and data structures.”
Arrow’s framework allows developers to construct applications that function with IoT hardware in a rapid and cost-effective manner via standard web services and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The company will coordinate with suppliers to streamline diverse and proprietary development interfaces into simplified API-based framework. Arrow will also make off-the-shelf management capabilities available for a number of product categories, at first with gateways.
The use of an approach that focuses on APIs will facilitate the assimilation of distinct IoT components that Arrow markets to over 100,000 customers across the globe. The Arrow Intelligent Services strategy and architecture provide OEMs with alternatives to choose and bring together technologies ranging from semiconductors and embedded computers to data hosting infrastructure, billing, analytics and third-party enterprise applications.
For the launch of its API-based architecture, Arrow is partnering with MachineShop, a company that has worked with Fortune 500 OEMs and semiconductor companies since it was founded.
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