reTerminal is now Azure IoT Plug and Play Certified!

The Microsoft Azure Internet of Things is one of the most popular IoT platforms to date. In an effort to democratise IoT for mainstream adoption, Microsoft announced IoT Plug and Play, which offers a more convenient and efficient approach to developing IoT solutions. Today, I’m happy to share that the reTerminal has joined the Azure Certified Device catalog with the IoT Plug and Play certification!

IoT Plug and Play: Easy, Transparent Development with reTerminal

The Azure Certified Device program connects device builders and solution builders in IoT, by allowing the capabilities and compatibilities of a given device to be clearly and consistently identified. With this, you can rest assured that Azure IoT certified devices are built to run on Azure and can meet the requirements you need for your IoT solution!

The baseline Azure Certified Device certification certifies basic compatibility with Azure IoT Hub, and allows a new device to connect to your Azure IoT application conveniently through the Device Provisioning Service (DPS). IoT Plug and Play certification adds further to this certification by enabling a no-code, seamless experience when using reTerminal with Azure IoT Central.

The reTerminal is the latest addition to Seeed’s line of industrial-grade IoT products. With its 5 inch LCD, the reTerminal is designed to be the most comprehensive human machine interface (HMI), powered by the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 4. It is also accompanied by a great range of I/O capabilities, enabling modern applications in any context, including smart cities, manufacturing or agriculture!

With the addition of reTerminal into the Azure Certified Device catalog, developers using it will also gain access to detailed documentation and support for use with Azure IoT, including a step-by-step guide on getting started! You can access this documentation by visiting the reTerminal’s catalog page here and navigating to the Get started guide.

Avoid Complex Configurations & Visualise Your Solutions

IoT Plug and Play works through a model created with Azure’s open-source Digital Twin Definition Language (DTDL), which describes reTerminal’s device capabilities. This model includes information about the type and shape of data that the reTerminal can send to Azure cloud, as well as the interaction patterns for cloud-to-device communications.

In essence, this model pre-defines the interactions between reTerminal and your IoT solution, allowing immediate integration and avoiding frustrating errors and troubleshooting altogether! With the same model, you can even visualise your end-to-end IoT solutions by simulating reTerminal instances on Azure IoT Central, as well as design large-scale interactions with Azure Digital Twins!

The reTerminal was designed to enable numerous possibilities with IoT. With Azure IoT Plug and Play, the team at Seeed is extremely excited that it is now easier, more convenient and more effective than ever for developers to start designing their IoT solutions!

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April 2021