Arrow Electronics announced today that it has joined the MindSphere Partner Program, Siemens’ programme for industrial IoT solution and technology providers.
MindSphere is the cloud-based, open IoT operating system from Siemens that connects products, plants, systems and machines, enabling businesses to harness the wealth of data generated by the IoT with advanced analytics. As a MindSphere Platinum Partner, Arrow has multiple technical staff trained by Siemens through the MindSphere technical curriculum, a variety of MindSphere applications in development, and a joint go-to-market agreement to assist customers in achieving substantial business value through IoT technology generally and MindSphere specifically.
Arrow’s broad portfolio of products, services and expertise enables it to address every layer of an IoT solution stack, ranging from electronic components to IT solutions. Arrow provides coverage from the edge to end-of-life, including: sensors, connectivity, cloud, analytics, security, IT infrastructure, and asset disposition. IoT solutions providers can benefit from these and other services delivered by Arrow, such as remote management and monitoring, design and integration, as well as the digital transformation solutions offered by Arrow subsidiary eInfochips.
As a member of the Siemens MindSphere Partner Program, Arrow can offer market-ready solutions including Retrofit – which enables companies to integrate old industrial equipment with the new – smart city and end-to-end asset tracking. These, together with analytics services, help to keep the barriers to starting a new project low.
Aiden Mitchell, vice president of IoT global solutions, Arrow Electronics, said, “This arrangement with Siemens enables us to offer our customers leading industrial IoT solutions to solve their digital transformation challenges across their manufacturing enterprises. Arrow is well positioned to initiate and orchestrate all stages of industrial IoT projects, including hardware, software and technical – as well as business – services.”
Paul Kaeley, senior vice president, global partner ecosystem, Siemens PLM Software, said, “Arrow’s vision of IoT, “From Sensor to Sunset,” fits perfectly with the transformative business opportunities of introducing Siemens’ MindSphere IoT operating system into client environments. This offers complete solutions enabling businesses to deploy and manage secure pre-connected intelligent sensors and high-end devices throughout their entire lifecycle globally.”
Arrow will have a presence in the MindSphere Lounge at the Hannover Fair (Hall 9) where it will showcase the breadth of the company’s Industrial IoT offering.