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Opto 22, Dell join forces to develop and deploy IoT applications


December 2, 2016
By Manufacturing AUTOMATION

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Dec. 2, 2016 – Industrial automation manufacturer and Internet of Things (IoT) application toolset provider Opto 22 announces that it has joined the Dell IoT Solutions Partner Program.

According to the parties, the relationship provides a “product and solution ecosystem for connecting real-world signals and industrial ‘things’ to the digital world of information technology, mobile, and cloud computing.”

A technology revolution is gaining momentum, and this surge of innovation is connecting sensors, devices and equipment to a network that can transmit and receive data for tracking, analysis and action. With the estimated number of connected things reaching over 25 billion by 2020 and rapid innovations in collected data analysis, this isn’t just about new technology — it’s an entirely different way of doing business.

Advancing IoT solutions together
Dell’s IoT Partner Program brings together technology and services companies to help customers be at the forefront of this change. Dell IoT partners are qualified to integrate industrial IoT hardware such as edge gateways and embedded PCs into full IoT solutions, but many also work with other Dell and Dell EMC technologies such as server, storage, networking hardware, and software tools for security, manageability, data integration and analytics.

The addition of Opto 22 to the Dell IoT Solution Partner Program creates a “powerful toolset” for IoT application developers. This combination brings together an industrially ruggedized hardware platform, data visualization for mobile and web clients, robust industrial automation protocol support including Modbus/TCP and OPC UA, and data flow processing with software development environments like Node-RED. Combining these capabilities with the ability to connect multiple data sources including devices, databases, and third-party APIs (application program interfaces), Opto 22 and Dell deliver a “single, cohesive, cost-effective, and powerful solution for nearly any IoT or edge computing application.”

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“Dell believes curated partnerships are critical in building the bridge between the exciting industry potential of IoT and profitable market reality,” said Jason Shepherd, director, IoT Strategy and Partnerships, Dell. “We are excited about our relationship with Opto 22, the industrial and process controls expertise they’ll bring to our customers, and look forward to our continued collaboration.”

SOURCE Opto 22