IoT Gateway Starter Kit from Advantech

Working in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft, Advantech has developed an IoT Gateway Starter Kit. Designed as a reliable platform and open gateway technologies it is intended to help ‘jumpstart IoT innovation.’ It is currently available from distributor Rutronik.

The starter includes a ready-to-run system (Intel Celeron J1900 platform and Windows 7 Embedded), IoT software platform service (WISE-PaaS), software development kit and technical support service. In addition, Advantech’s hardware has been verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform which helps to take IoT innovations to market faster.

According to Advantech the kit it is intended to give developers and systems integrators the flexibility to create and deploy innovative, cost-effective and secure IoT solutions for a wide array of industrial applications. It provides powerful turnkey building blocks to connect various existing Things, including machines, devices and sensors, and unifies different protocols as IoT standard (MQTT). In addition, it empowers IoT application development for data streaming, analytics and prediction solutions.

The Advantech IoT Gateway Starter Kit provides a pre-configured system featuring an Intel Celeron J1900 SoC and WES7E with 4GB Memory and 500GB HDD. There are 2 gateways selected for the Starter Kit which have been verified through the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program: the ultra-small ARK-1123H or the multiple I/O ARK-2121L. Both have been designed to withstand harsh environments, with good scalability for networking and versatile I/O communication. Besides the ready-to-run gateway system, a software solution is also included in the package. This includes WISE-PaaS/RMM Pro version: IoT device remote monitoring and management software for data management, device monitoring/control and security (Intel Security McAfee).

Customers who purchase the Starter Kit will also be eligible to become VIP members in the Advantech IoT Developer Forum community to discuss with professional consultants and download the latest technical tools and documents.