Advantech launches full support of Microsoft Windows 10, enabling the IoT

Source: www.advantech.com

By Nancy Bartels

Aug 03, 2015

Advantech is throwing its support behind the newly released Windows 10 IoT. Windows 10 IoT will power a range of intelligent connected devices from smaller equipment such as gateways or mobile point-of-sale units to industrial devices such as robots and specialty medical equipment. Designed to connect through Azure IoT services, Windows 10 IoT offers enterprise-grade security along with native connectivity for machine-to-machine and machine-to-cloud scenarios.

Windows 10 for IoT is designed for small devices and is tuned run Windows universal apps and drivers. It is royalty-free to makers and device builders and comes in three versions—one for small devices, one for mobile and one for industrial devices. More information about Windows 10 for IoT is available here

Azure IoT Suite is an integrated offering that takes advantage of all relevant Azure capabilities to connect devices and other assets, capture the diverse and voluminous data they generate, integrate and orchestrate the flow of that data, and manage, analyze and present it as usable information. The offering, while customizable to fit the unique needs of organizations, will also provide finished applications to speed deployment of common scenarios seen across many industries, such as remote monitoring, asset management and predictive maintenance, while providing the ability to grow and scale solutions to cover millions of “things.”

The IoT succeeds only when things are able to communicate with one another. Within proprietary Windows 10 IoT networks, establishing that communication is fairly easy with AllJoyn. AllJoyn is an open-source software framework and set of services that aims to enable interoperability among connected devices, regardless of the underlying proprietary technology of communication protocol. By implementing AllJoyn in Windows 10, Microsoft is joining with more than 80 alliance members to support interoperability across a variety of platforms and at scale, advancing the development and vision of the IoT.

Advantech offers diverse platforms with Windows 10 IoT pre-installed, including boards, systems and gateways. Advantech’s WISE-PaaS platform fully supports Windows 10 IoT with core, mobile and industry version through Universal Windows Apps structure to offer cloud services. By adopting it, developers can rapidly build and deploy applications with greater speed, flexibility and agility. It enables developers to easily and effectively construct IoT cloud solutions.