MultiTech Collaborates with Microsoft for IoT Interoperability

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Verified hardware and software enhance interoperability and allow faster time to production.

M2M and IoT device manufacturer Multi-Tech Systems has announced it is collaborating with Microsoft through the Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) program. The partnership is aimed at enabling customers to get IoT deployments up and running quickly with pre-tested and verified hardware and software guaranteed to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services.

MultiTech provides certified, carrier-approved modems, routers, and gateways to enable IoT and M2M applications on wired, cellular, and LoRa networks. Its MultiConnect Conduit is among the first of their offerings to be given Azure certification. The conduit is touted as being one of the industry’s most configurable, manageable, and scalable communications gateways for industrial IoT applications.

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with a pretested device and operating system combination,” said Stefan Lindvall, CEO of MultiTech. “MultiTech’s IoT platforms are highly intelligent and programmable down to the very edge of the network. Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures MultiTech helps customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”

Microsoft’s Azure Certified for IoT provides pre-tested and certified tools for IoT infrastructure, data analytics, AI, data management and application development. The program works with a carefully selected group of partners that provide offerings that are compatible with the Azure IoT Suite.

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT extends our promise to bring IoT to business scale, starting with interoperable solutions from leading technology companies around the world,” said Barb Edson, general manager for Data Platform and Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

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