Arrow Electronics joins Siemens’ MindSphere Partner Program

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Arrow Electronics has announced that it has joined the MindSphere Partner Program, Siemens’ program for industrial IoT solution and technology providers.

MindSphere is q cloud-based, open IoT operating system developed by Siemens that connects products, plants, systems and machines, enabling businesses to access and use data generated by the IoT with advanced analytics.

As a MindSphere Platinum Partner, Arrow will have multiple technical staff trained by Siemens through the MindSphere technical curriculum, a variety of MindSphere applications in development, and a joint go-to-market agreement to assist customers with IoT technology generally and MindSphere specifically.

Arrow has a broad portfolio of products, services and expertise that enables it to address and support every layer of an IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. It is able to provide coverage from the edge to end-of-life, including: sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, and asset disposition. IoT solutions providers will be able to benefit from these and other services delivered by Arrow, such as remote management and monitoring, design and integration, as well as the digital transformation solutions offered by Arrow subsidiary eInfochips.

As a member of the Siemens MindSphere Partner Program, Arrow can offer market-ready solutions including Retrofit – which enables companies to integrate old industrial equipment with the new – smart city and end-to-end asset tracking. These, together with analytics services, are intended to help lower barriers to starting a new project low.

Aiden Mitchell, vice president of IoT global solutions, Arrow Electronics, said, “This arrangement with Siemens enables us to offer our customers leading industrial IoT solutions to solve their digital transformation challenges across their manufacturing enterprises. Arrow is well positioned to initiate and orchestrate all stages of industrial IoT projects, including hardware, software and technical – as well as business – services.”

Paul Kaeley, senior vice president, global partner ecosystem, Siemens PLM Software, said, “Arrow’s vision of IoT, “From Sensor to Sunset,” fits perfectly with the transformative business opportunities of introducing Siemens’ MindSphere IoT operating system into client environments. This offers complete solutions enabling businesses to deploy and manage secure pre-connected intelligent sensors and high-end devices throughout their entire lifecycle globally.”