Shenzhen, China (September 29, 2015) – Seeed Studio, the company provides accessible open-source hardware and agile manufacturing service for makers to grow inspirations into differentiating products, today announced its collaboration with Microsoft Azure Certified for Internet of Things. The collaboration will start with compatibility between BeagleBone Green and Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, followed by other select Seeed devices.
“The featured BeagleBone Green (BBG) is a joint effort by BeagleBoard.org and Seeed Studio. It is based on the open-source hardware design of BeagleBone Black and has included two Grove connectors, which makes it easier to communicate with the large family of Grove sensors,” Said Eric Pan, founder and CEO of Seeed Studio. “Integration with Azure Certified for IoT will facilitate the process of developing IoT applications for BBG makers.”
IoT projects are often complex and have taken a long time to implement in the past. For makers, choosing and connecting the right set of devices, assets or sensors to the cloud has also historically been a lengthy process. In order to jumpstart their IoT projects with confidence, makers need interoperable devices and platforms that are tested for readiness, compatibility, and usability with the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite.
“By choosing a Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT member, developers will save time and effort on both project specifications as well as the RFP process with the assurance that devices and offerings will work with Azure IoT Suite from day one,” explained Barb Edson, General Manager for Data Platform and Internet of Things, Microsoft.
BBG tutorials for Azure Certified for IoT are available online; examples with analytics will follow later this year.
About Seeed Studio
Seeed Studio is a hardware innovation platform designed to inspire creative hobbyists, tech gurus, and artists from all ages. By working closely with technology providers of every scale, Seeed provides accessible technologies with quality, speed and supply chain knowledge. When prototypes are ready to iterate, Seeed helps productize anywhere from 1 to 1,000 pieces using in-house engineering, supply chain management and agile manufacturing forces. Seeed has extensive partnerships with business incubators and investors around the world, and a global distribution channel to reach makers everywhere.