Avnet Launches New IoT Partner Program at CES 2020

By Perry Cohen

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

January 07, 2020


Avnet announced at CES, it is launching a new Partner Program to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions.

Avnet announced at CES, it is launching a new partner program to provide developers with a place to build complete IoT solutions. Using Avnet's IoTConnect platform, powered by Microsoft's Azure IoT Suite, developers can connect devices that address both the software and hardware needs of IoT solutions. 

Beginning spring 2020, the Avnet’s offering will expand to include a comprehensive Marketplace, which will allow developers to write IoT applications to the company’s platform and sell them to an expansive audience.

"IoT is complex, with unique hardware, software, and security requirements at every stage of the development cycle," said president of business transformation for Avnet, Pete Bartolotta, in a press release. "With our Partner Program and the upcoming Marketplace, we are putting proven IoT solutions in the hands of partners and systems integrators so they can scale their own businesses and accelerate the adoption of IoT."

Avnet is demonstrating how its customers and partners are taking advantage of the new partner program, at CES. Capstone will be used as an example during the demonstration. An Avnet customer, they were able to build, deploy, and manage their IntelliH2O smart meter, a Water-as-a-Service (WaaS) solution that monitors utility meters across their network of customers.

In addition, Avnet is demonstrating its partner program, Smart Applications and IoTConnect platform Jan. 7-10 at CES. Visitors will see the following Avnet IoT solutions in motion:

• Smart Industrial Motor
• Smart Fleet Management
• Smart Water - Partner Program
• Smart Cities and AI
• Smart Coffee Brewer
• Smart Crane

To learn more about the solutions and see these demos, visit Avnet's space at the Venetian - Sands Expo, Tech West, Level 2, Ballroom G, January 7-10, 2020. You can also see an Avnet customer demo at the Owlet booth (Venetian Sands Halls A-D, booth 44361). 

For more information, visit https://www.avnet.com/wps/portal/us/

Perry Cohen, associate editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content editing and creation, podcast production, and social media efforts. Perry has been published on both local and national news platforms including KTAR.com (Phoenix), ArizonaSports.com (Phoenix), AZFamily.com, Cronkite News, and MLB/MiLB among others. Perry received a BA in Journalism from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communications at Arizona State university.

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