Azure IoT Central now supports IoT Plug and Play with certified devices such as Wio Terminal.

Microsoft Azure Internet of Things are focusing on Democratizing IoT with IoT Plug and Play. Thanks to Sandeep Pujar’s article on Microsoft Tech Community, he mentioned that Azure IoT Central has simplified IoT solution development by developing and adding various support for IoT Plug and Play, offering the community with more different set of scenarios.

Get started with IoT Plug and Play in Azure IoT Central

In the following video, Sandeep used Wio Terminal to show how to connect the device and get started with IoT Plug and Play in Azure IoT Central. It is our pleasure to see Wio Terminal now is the certified device in the Azure Certified Device Catalog, which means you can visualize the Wio Terminal IoT capabilities through Azure IoT Central by simple configuration and also the programmatic example model.

Wio Terminal is an ATSAMD51-based microcontroller with wireless connectivity supported by Realtek RTL8720DN. Instead of being a single embedded functional module, Wio Terminal is more of a complete system equipped with Screen + Development Board + Input/Output Interface + Enclosure, making it an efficient and Product-Ready Product.

Take a look at Connect Wio Terminal device to your Azure IoT services

How to connect the Wio Terminal to Azure IoT by Benjamin Cabé

In earlier August, Benjamin Cabé introduced how to connect the Wio Terminal to Azure IoT. In his example, the demo is compatible with IoT Plug and Play, which means that there is clear and documented contract messages from the Wio Terminal that may send (telemetry) or receive (commands). He also introduced the dedicated VS Code extension for DTDL, the Digital Twin Description Language. Following his guide, there won’t cause any impedence mismatch between the data that your device send and expects to be sent.

Eliminate complex manual configuration, saving a lot of time for developers

IoT Plug and Play enables developers to integrate smart devices into solutions without complex manual configuration. IoT Plug and Play provides device model for devices to advertise their capabilities to an IoT Plug and Play-enabled application and users.

With IoT Plug and Play now supported in Azure IoT Central, solution developers and builders can create end-to-end production-grade IoT solutions by starting selecting the ready-to-use certified devices from Azure Certified Device Catalog. These devices can visualized show up their IoT capabilities through Azure IoT Central platform quickly and easily by simple configuration.

By pairing the Azure IoT Central solution template with IoT plug-and-play certified device such as Wio Terminal, developers can simulate the deivce, Wio Terminal, with rich dashboards and visualizations derived from DTDL device models.

Azure IoT Central eliminates the need to write embedded code so that to effectively reduve the overall integration time for developers. IoT solutions becomes easier, faster and more predictable with simply starting with IoT Plug and Play in Azure IoT Central.


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November 2020