|[May 16, 2017]
Avnet Introduces Visible Things Development Kit for Industrial IoT Applications
INTERNET OF THINGS WORLD -- Avnet (NYSE: AVT),
a leading global technology distributor, today announced a starter kit
specifically designed for the development of Industrial Internet of
Things (IIoT) applications. The SK002 Visible Things Industrial IoT
Starter Kit adds to the company's Visible Things™ platform,
which offers a complete development solution that enables engineers to
get their IoT systems and applications quickly designed, tested and
deployed. Avnet will debut the kit at Internet
of Things World this week at the Santa Clara Convention Center,
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Avnet's new SK002 Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit offers a complete development solution that enables engineers to get their IoT systems and applications quickly designed, tested and deployed. (Photo: Business Wire)
Targeting a wide range of industrial markets, the new kit combines
secure, integrated hardware and embedded software to connect smart
sensors and embedded devices, via gateway solutions or low-power wide
area networking technologies, to the cloud and smart enterprise
software. The kit will be available for sale in the Americas in June.
"Visible Things simplifies the complexity of secure, edge to enterprise
IoT technology," said Lou Lutostanski, vice president, Internet of
Things, Avnet. "This new starter kit significantly accelerates the
development of IoT-enabled industrial projects and applications."
This highly flexible development platform aids in the design of a broad
portfolio of industrial applications, including: remote monitoring,
predictive maintenance of motors and drives, room control in homes and
buildings, lighting, security and surveillance, smart energy metering
and healthcare, as well as industrial automation applications such as
inspection capabilities, drive monitoring and sensor hubs.
SK002 Visibl Things Industrial Starter Kit Features
The new SK002 Visible Things Industrial IoT Starter Kit offers all the
benefits of the platform's debut starter kit (SK001), with additional
functionality, including smart pressure and energy-harvesting sensors,
controller area network (CAN) and NFC connectivity, embedded vision
and audio, as well as delivering Power over Ethernet (PoE).
The Renesas Synergy™ S7G2-FBGA224 kit is based around an ARM (News - Alert)®
M4 Cortex® microcontroller. The Renesas Synergy Platform is
a complete, verified, and qualified system solution that includes
software, a scalable family of microcontrollers, and development tools.
Like the original kit, the industrial version includes a smart sensor
board with Bluetooth connectivity to send data to a Wi-Fi gateway
board, which manages connectivity through cloud services, where sensor
data can be visualized and managed via simple tools. Additional
communication options are also available.
The Visible Things platform is supported by an Avnet-designed mobile
application that runs on iOS and Android (News - Alert), and provides users with easy
device configuration locally while supporting connections to cloud
services. This fully integrated application comes with a quick start
guide to facilitate edge to enterprise system connections and provide
a rapid proof of concept.
Preferred ODM Partner and Platform Support
Independent design house and original design manufacturer FDI (www.teamfdi.com)
provides technical and training support for the Visible Things
platform. Avnet provides further support through local Field
Application Engineers and online resources.
Internet of Things World Demos
Avnet is the title sponsor at the Internet of Things World event.
Attendees can see live demos of the SK002 Visible Things reference
design industrial starter kit and meet with Avnet's team of IoT
experts in Booth #302.
Avnet Edge to Enterprise IoT Platform Speedway
Avnet, assisted by FDI, will host a series of interactive, hands-on
training events featuring the new Visible Things IIoT Starter Kit. The
"Edge to Enterprise IoT Platform Speedway" will run from June through
September. Visit www.avnet.me/visiblethings
for more information and watch for an update on locations and dates in
For additional details on Avnet's Visible Things platform, related parts
and technical resources for the IIoT Starter Kit, please visit Avnet's
Visible Things product page at www.avnet.me/visiblethings.
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customers at each stage of a product's lifecycle. A comprehensive
portfolio of design and supply chain services makes Avnet the go-to
guide for innovators who set the pace for technological change. For
nearly a century, Avnet has helped its customers and suppliers around
the world realize the transformative possibilities of technology. Learn
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