myDevices and Microsoft collaborate to connect LoRaWAN devices to Microsoft Azure
myDevices, the IoT solutions company, announced a powerful collaboration with Microsoft that empowers users to onboard hundreds of LoRaWAN devices to instantly send data directly to Microsoft Azure. myDevices has amassed one of the most extensive known catalogs of pre-configured LoRaWAN sensors and gateways, consisting of nearly 200 different devices from over 50 hardware manufacturers from around the world.
The devices range from standard indoor temperature sensors to industrial strength tank monitoring devices and everything in between. All of the sensors and gateways include a scannable QR code that is used with the myDevices’ IoT in a Box mobile application.
Scanning the QR code with the app connects the device, decodes the payload, normalizes the data for interoperability, and provides the user with features such as sensor activity logs, time-series visualization charts, sensor maps, customizable alerts, corrective action reports, permission-based user management, white label deployments, and more.
“System integrators, MSPs, VARs, ISVs, and developers provide IT products and managed services to SMB and enterprise customers who want to save money and increase efficiencies by automating processes, but piecing together IoT solutions has proven to be complex,” said Kevin Bromber, CEO of myDevices. “IoT will only become prevalent if it is easy to sell and deploy, and myDevices’ mission is 100% focused on simplifying IoT.”
Tom Davis, Principal PM Manager for Azure IoT, Microsoft, said, “One of the biggest challenges of IoT is getting devices, from different hardware manufacturers, connected into an IoT platform and making them interoperable. myDevices’ technology helps Microsoft Azure IoT users accelerate their time to market by reducing the complexity of connecting this wide variety of devices. This integration enables myDevices’ users to take advantage of the services offered through Azure such as Advanced Analytics, AI, Business Intelligence, and other services that help the most demanding enterprise customers quickly deploy custom, commercially-ready solutions.”
Through this collaboration, myDevices offers Microsoft customers IoT in a Box pre-packaged solutions. These ready-to-deploy, end-to-end IoT solutions include an expansive library of sensors and gateways, as well as application software, device management, connectivity, and sales and marketing materials to empower a system integrator, MSP, ISV, or VAR to immediately deploy commercial-ready solutions to their end customers. These IoT in a Box templates are turnkey with flexibility to customize with other available integrations and APIs.