Arrow Intelligent Gateways will be launched as the first part of a new framework that will provide off-the-shelf management capabilities for a number of product categories. The technology leverages a common set of API-based services to normalise set-up, configuration and management of NetComm Wireless’ M2M devices.
NetComm Wireless is one of three vendors named by Arrow as partners in the project, the others being gateway vendors Embedded Planet, Lantronix.
Arrow said its new global offering would enable developers to more quickly and inexpensively build applications that interact with IoT hardware through standard web services and application programming interfaces (APIs), rather than through complicated and proprietary interfaces and development kits.
It claims that the Arrow IoT gateways “Do much more than simplify configuration and management. Arrow-enabled gateways allow customers to push intelligence and system control to the edge and seamlessly integrate with a rich set of cloud services for data ingestion, filtering, rules and events, API proxying, user, device, gateway management and more.”
“Working closely with key suppliers, Arrow will transform heterogeneous and proprietary development interfaces into a more standard and simple API-based framework,” the company said. “Arrow is also providing off-the-shelf management capabilities for a number of product categories, starting with gateways.”
Aiden Mitchell, vice president of semiconductor marketing at Arrow, 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 Intelligent Services is a key initial step in our overall IoT strategy … [and] is the ‘fabric’ that will enable the edge-to-enterprise integration of IoT solutions. It will dramatically simplify the way OEMs, enterprises and suppliers build, deploy and manage connected and intelligent systems.”