Advantech presents IoT Gateway Starter Kit in collaboration with Intel and Microsoft. This kit will jumpstart IoT innovations with a reliable platform and open gateway technologies. It is available at distributor Rutronik as of now. The whole package includes a ready-to-run system (Intel Celeron J1900 platform and Windows 7 Embedded), IoT software platform service (WISE-PaaS), software development kit and technical support service. Additionally, Advantech’s hardware is verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This helps to take IoT innovations to market faster and create new business value. For IoT developers and system integrators, the Advantech IoT Gateway Starter Kit gives the flexibility to create and deploy innovative, cost-effective and secure IoT solutions for a wide array of industrial applications. It provides powerful turnkey building blocks to connect various existing Things, including machines, devices and sensors, and unifies different protocols as IoT standard (MQTT). Furthermore, it empowers IoT application development for data streaming, analytics and prediction solutions. The Advantech IoT Gateway Starter Kit provides a pre-configured system featuring an Intel Celeron J1900 SoC and WES7E with 4GB Memory and 500GB HDD. There are 2 gateways selected for the Starter Kit which have been verified through the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program: the ultra-small ARK-1123H or the multiple I/O ARK-2121L. They are both designed to withstand harsh environments, with good scalability for networking and versatile I/O communication. Besides the ready-to-run gateway system, a software solution is also included in the package. This includes WISE-PaaS/RMM Pro version: IoT device remote monitoring and management software for data management, device monitoring/control and security (Intel Security McAfee). Customers who purchase the Starter Kit, are eligible to become VIP members in the Advantech IoT Developer Forum community to discuss with professional consultants and download the latest technical tools and documents. All product information stated in the current press release is based on the franchise situation in Germany. Please notice that there might be some franchise limitations in some countrie About Rutronik (www.rutronik.com) Rutronik Elektronische Bauelemente GmbH is third largest distributor in Europe (Europartners Distribution Report 2014) and the number eleven worldwide (Global Purchasing, May 2015). The broadline distributor offers semiconductors, passive and electromechanical components in addition to boards, storage, displays & wireless products. The company’s primary target markets are the automotive, medical, industrial, home appliance, energy and lighting industries. The company bundles all products and services for specific embedded applications from the product areas of boards, storage, displays, wireless and peripherals under RUTRONIK EMBEDDED. RUTRONIK SMART brings together sensors, wireless components, micro-controllers, power management and safety solutions for devices within the Internet of Things (IoT). Expert technical support for product development and design-in, individual logistics and supply chain management solutions as well as comprehensive services complete its customer-oriented, forward-looking range of services. The company, established by Helmut Rudel in Ispringen/Germany in 1973, employs more than 1,400 staff worldwide and achieved Group sales of EUR820 million in the 2015 fiscal year.