Amazon opens IoT lab in Shenzhen

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The lab is designed to help customers accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) application design and deployment by offering qualified hardware and software solutions built by AWS Partner Network (APN) partners

Amazon has decided to buck the current trend and brave the headwind of the trade war by establishing a massive Internet of Things (IoT) research and development center in Shenzhen, a city some American companies are considering leaving, reported Asia Times.

The lab is designed to help customers accelerate the Internet of Things (IoT) application design and deployment by offering qualified hardware and software solutions built by AWS Partner Network (APN) partners. APN partners can use the AWS IoT Device Tester for Amazon FreeRTOS, a test automation tool for microcontrollers that determines whether a device will run Amazon FreeRTOS and interoperate with AWS IoT services.

About the new lab

The new lab will be staffed with cross-domain engineers and solution architects with IoT expertise to assist partners and customers on projects that range from hardware qualification to the testing and deployment of end-to-end solutions and to help identify the best technologies from a complex ecosystem of IoT building blocks.

Elaine Chang, corporate vice president and managing director of Amazon Web Services Greater China, told Asia Times that with the second IoT Lab in Greater China now operational in the country’s manufacturing hub of Shenzhen, our IoT lab experts are working with customers to create strategic proof-of-concept demos and prototypes that empower them to get to market faster with their products and solutions.

According to Asia Times, Shenzhen was chosen from a shortlist of cities across the Greater China region and Southeast Asia due to its position at the center of the world’s device manufacturing hub, said Dirk Didascalou, vice-president of Amazon Web Services.

Source: Asia Times

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