Massive IoT and 5G are ushering in the opportunity to leverage data and run businesses intelligently like never before. But analyzing large amounts of data, identifying opportunities and acting in real time can be daunting.
That is, until now. IoT integrators and builders can now tap into a powerful partnership between Verizon and Microsoft to significantly accelerate time to market for IoT solutions.
Combining Microsoft’s Azure IoT Central with Verizon’s ThingSpace Platform and Critical Asset Sensor bundled solution, this solution amasses all the core components of an IoT infrastructure in one place:
|IoT devices and ThingSpace Platform||Network connectivity||Cloud hosting||Application template infused with AI|
|Asset Tracking multi-sensor device captures 9 forms of data, managed via the ThingSpace IoT Platform||Verizon’s industry-leading LTE network, delivering secure and reliable LTE-M & NB-IoT connectivity||Azure IoT Central’s low-code enterprise-grade platform easily scales as you deploy your solution||Application-level, cloud-based analytics and pre-built templates for a variety of use cases|
With a predictable pricing structure, built-in cybersecurity tools and ready-to-deploy templates, developers can quickly ingest critical data from business assets and begin visualizing it in near real time.
The ThingSpace Cloud Connector program brings the cloud and connectivity together, saving hours of development time.
Condition based montioring
Proactively monitor equipment to assess conditions, recognize warning signs and get diagnostics data to ensure equipment uptime.
Know in real time where every item of inventory is located, create alerts and automate re-stock, get inventory trend data and monitor the condition of inventory.
Keep employees and customers safe during a pandemic with condition monitoring for workspaces, people occupancy in public areas and monitoring soap and paper towel dispensers.
Automate the cycling of goods, enable sorting of damaged returned packages using computer vision, monitor conditions within critical zones and track assets.
Monitor safety scenarios such as hard hat compliance, track out of place equipment, track inventory and identify out of place products, and planogram compliance.
Without proper asset monitoring and management, temperature sensitive food and medicines are vulnerable to exposure to unsuitable environmental conditions during transportation and storage, resulting in risk to human lives, economic losses and distrust by the public. That’s why one of the largest enterprise builders, Cognizant, took on the challenge of creating an asset management and cold chain application to address the specific needs of the food and pharmaceutical industries.
Cognizant became an early adopter of the Verizon and Microsoft integrated platform, and was able to slash the time and investment it would take to build an application from scratch. Leveraging Verizon’s ThingSpace IoT platform and Critical Asset Sensor bundle, which includes a Cat M1 device capable of capturing nine forms of telemetry data over Verizon’s 5G/LTE network, Cognizant is able to securely stream that data into Microsoft Azure’s IoT Central cloud platform and use the built-in intelligence to deliver near real-time insights into the environmental conditions of assets.