INSYS icom collaborates with Microsoft to accelerate Internet of Things solutions

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

Regensburg, 09.01.2018INSYS icom, the technology partner for professional data communication, M2M and IoT solutions, today announced it has joined Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT), ensuring customers get IoT solutions up and running quickly with hardware and software that has been pre-tested and verified to work with Microsoft Azure IoT services. Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT allows businesses to reach customers where they are, working with an ecosystem of devices and platforms, allowing for faster time to production.

With Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things (IoT) the professional router MRO-L200 from INSYS icom allows a direct interconnection to Microsoft Azure projects. Thereby the MRO-L200 router guarantees protected, reliable connectivity via MQTT. The certified router offers customers of Microsoft Azure the opportunity to capture data from distributed applications, irrespective of protocols and with no vendor-specific limitations.

The compact, high-performance MRO-L200 router is based on a modular platform and supports cloud as well as edge computing (by use of built-in Linux environment). In addition to its high-performance hardware the 4G cellular router is equipped with a 5-port switch, an RS232 port, I/O interfaces and two 4G antenna connections that enable an optional data rate enhancement (MIMO). Professional routers of INSYS icom are reliable, user-friendly and in industrial quality, “Made in Germany”. In addition to professional data transmission INSYS icom realises classic applications like remote maintenance, remote operation or condition monitoring as well as individual industrial IoT solutions.

“Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT validates our ability to jumpstart customers’ IoT projects with pre-tested device and operating system combinations,” said Markus Heider, Head of Development at INSYS icom. “Decreasing the usual customization and work required for compatibility ensures INSYS icom helps customers get started quickly on their IoT solution.”

“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 Jerry Lee, Director of Marketing for Azure Internet of Things, Microsoft Corp. “With trusted offerings and verified partners, Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT accelerates the deployment of IoT even further.”

IoT projects are complex and take a long time to implement. Customers find that choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud can be time-consuming. To jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, customers are looking for certified devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite. By choosing a partner from the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program, customers can save time and effort on project specs and RFP processes by knowing in advance what devices and offerings will work with the Azure IoT Suite.