SIGFOX Collaborates with Microsoft to Connect Internet of Things Devices to Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

SIGFOX has announced it will integrate the SIGFOX Cloud with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub, enabling customers to use data for real-time analytics, make better decisions across diverse business functions, and intelligently automate operations.

Currently operating in 14 countries, including the US, and registering more than 7 million devices in its network, SIGFOX is the worlds only provider of a subscription-based low-power, wide-area (LPWA) communications offer for the Internet of Things. The companys unique solution is based on a dedicated global network delivering ubiquitous connectivity to billions of objects that will use the IoT.

SIGFOXs cloud-to-cloud integration, which will be available to both SIGFOX and Microsoft customers, is based on Azure IoT Hub, which provides an easy and secure way to connect and control millions of devices. The collaboration allows users to utilize both SIGFOXs low-power, wide-area network and the power of advanced analytics and storage on Microsoft Azure to collect, analyze and visualize large quantities of operational data produced by their connected devices and applications.

Integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub in SIGFOXs Cloud is a key step in the evolution of the IoT, providing customers with a great alternative to investing large amounts of resources to develop and manage data storage and management themselves, said Stuart Lodge, SIGFOX executive vice president global sales and partners. We are thrilled to have Microsoft as part of our global ecosystem as it will empower our customers asset management tool efficiency and lower their costs.

The rapid proliferation of connected devices can raise challenges in bringing together disparate data sources, handling the scale of the aggregate stream, and ensuring a variety of platforms and protocols work together harmoniously, said Steve Guggenheimer, Microsoft corporate vice president of developer platform & evangelism and chief evangelist.Our collaboration with SIGFOX enables Microsoft Azure IoT customers to more easily integrate devices connected to the SIGFOX network in their existing solutions.

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