Avnet Asia showcased it’s IoT Ecosystem to create Smart Cities at the recently held ‘Smart City and the IoT Era’ summit in Hong Kong. Avnet’s role in connecting all the parties to share data and knowledge in the smart city ecosystem will help cities achieve better deployment of IoT technologies.
The IoT ecosystem is a complex market involving multiple processes and synchronising thousands of players. Avnet’s IoT ecosystem is well integrated and addresses this challenge by connecting the different parties. It provides a holistic approach to drive innovation and support to IoT initiatives for a smart city.
“We align customers with capabilities and services that address the entire range of IoT complexities, such as sensor design and development, infrastructure and gateway solutions, cloud and IoT platforms, and global inventory management,” said Frederick Fu, President of Avnet Asia Pacific.
One of the key highlights of Avnet’s IoT ecosystem is LPWAN. It is a wireless wide-area network that enables long-range communications between the base station and connected devices such as sensors at low power. Avnet has capabilities in all the three prominent types of technologies available in the LPWAN market — LoRa, NB-IoT and Sigfox. In the case of LoRa, Avnet is working with Cisco on its first visionary smart-city program “Digital Living Lab” that aims to build a truly smart, digital Hong Kong.
By utilizing connected services powered by IoT, cities can become more efficient. Avnet will continue to invest and drive innovation with design capabilities, technical know-how, product and services.