Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

Reports: Avnet and AT&T work together to support IoT development

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The IoT Revolution

The Internet of Things (IoT) is connecting humans to physical objects in such a ways we never imagined in our life. It is generating a never ending stream of new da​ta which is coming with all the revolutionary insights and game-changing value for customers. IoT is going really vast now-a-days by connecting together online with each other. As per news, the companies are grabing new o​​opportunities in the rapidly evolving IoT space. However, they need a good and intelligent team of experts to help them and understand their options. Also, they will g reduce risks and ​​provide access to resources to make their IoT vision a reality.

Avnet is a leading global technology distributor which has been entered into an agreement with AT&T to support designers. Also, the agreement allows Avnet to seamlessly integrate AT&T’s cloud application development in the development and production of next-generation Internet of Things (IoT) devices. It is all occupied with global cellular connection which is supported by flagship platforms AT&T M2X and AT&T Flow Designer.

We know that both the companies have previously worked together on Cellular IoT Starter Kit and LTE IoT Add-On Kit. But now, the company announced their plans to develop the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit. This plans will be powered by AT&T and Avnet both. Also, the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit is fully integrated with the AT&T IoT Platform (M2X and Flow). It is basically a cloud-based device which fully managed with the time-series data storage service. It has to be done for network and connected machine-to-machine (M2M) devices with the Industrial IoT. It is scheduled to be released in second quarter of 2017 but the Avnet Global LTE IoT Starter Kit offers a complete development environment for sensor-to-cloud applications and services.

The starter kit will be announced and available with a global SIM to enable operation in over 25 countries. This will have a small (79.5 mm x 30 mm) development board build around Wistron NeWeb Corporation (WNC) M18QWG global LTE Cat-4 modem module.

A new set of system peripherals, controllable through the user’s application code, are easily accessible through a 60-pin expansion connector or a 2×6 peripheral module. This will facilitate customization with application-specific sensors and I/O interfaces through the addition of user-created or off-the-shelf plug-in boards.

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