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Collaborative Wireless IoT Solution developed by BTI, Advantech, Hitachi Solutions America and Microsoft, Wins IIoT Solution of the Year

IIoT Solution of the Year

IRVINE, Calif., Jan. 3, 2019 – Advantech (stock symbol: 2395), a leader in the global intelligent systems market, today announced that is has been selected as the winner of the “Industrial IoT Solution of the Year” award from IoT Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market today.

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,500 nominations from companies all over the world.   

Advantech collaborated with Behr Technologies (BTI), Hitachi Solutions America, and Microsoft to deliver a reliable and secure wireless communications solution for private IIoT networks. The collaborative solution aims to meet the growing demand in the marketplace for robust and comprehensive out-of-the-box wireless IIoT communications solutions to connect the various sensors used by industrial and commercial customers in their business intelligence efforts.

“While much of the development around IoT solutions focuses on single solutions and innovation, the reality is that the true power of IoT will only be achieved through collaboration and interoperability from innovative solutions working together,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “We are pleased to recognize Advantech and this collaborative effort with BTI, Hitachi Solutions America and Microsoft in progressing the secure wireless connectivity that sits at the core of the Internet-of-Things and Industry 4.0 revolution.”

"This award represents the power and importance of interoperability when building robust and scalable IIoT ecosystems,” says Albert Behr, CEO and Founder of BTI. “With this collaboration, we have developed a game-changing market-ready solution that provides an unprecedented level of visibility into the health and safety of workers. This solution not only enables organizations to proactively protect their employees, but also helps improve workforce productivity and reduce costs.”

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The collaborative solution combines innovative IoT and robust wireless connectivity to provide industries with unprecedented level of visibility into workers’ health and their environments. Sensors installed onsite and in wearables capture environmental data such as temperature, humidity and air quality as well as health data like heart rate and outdoor location. Leveraging an advanced analytics platform, situational data can then be distilled into actionable insights on a remote management console; empowering data-driven decision-making and improving the safety and productivity of the cross-industry field workforce.

 

About Advantech 

Advantech is the global leader of embedded, industrial, IoT and automation solution platforms. The 35-year-old, billion-dollar business is ranked a top 100 Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) company, with over 1,000 products and more than 8,000 employees working in 92 major cities worldwide. Advantech is renowned for developing and manufacturing high-quality, high-performance hardware and software computing components as well as complete platforms—focused on its vision of enabling an intelligent planet (http://www.advantech.com/). Advantech is a subsidiary of Advantech Co., Ltd (TAIDEX:2395). 

About IoT Breakthrough
IoT Breakthrough, part of the Tech Breakthrough Awards organization, is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit www.IoTBreakthrough.com.

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