AT&T and electronics specialist Arrow are to join forces to help makers of smart devices get products to market faster.
AT&T has announced a partnership with Arrow Electronics that will see the two companies collaborate on technology solutions for IoT.
Arrow will work with the telco at its AT&T Internet of Things (IoT) Foundry located in Plano, Texas, established to help companies innovate with connected IoT solutions. The facility serves as a collaborative workspace and incubation facility for smart devices and their makers.
As part of the Foundry experience, Arrow will use its full suite of ‘sensor-to-sunset’ technology solutions, including on-site engineering and production resources, to help customers get their products to market quickly.
Collaboration for refinement
Aiden Mitchell, vice president of IoT global solutions at Arrow said that the AT&T IoT Foundry is a world-class facility designed to help companies bridge the technology gap and simplify the process of bringing connected products to market.
“Arrow’s capabilities, ranging from engineering to manufacturing and product deployment, are an ideal complement to AT&T’s work at the IoT Foundry,” he added. “Arrow is proud to be part of the AT&T IoT Foundry program.”
Igal Elbaz, senior vice president of Wireless Network Architecture and Design at AT&T said that the AT&T IoT Foundry will help refine companies’ concepts for connected solutions, then convert them into tangible products and services through rapid prototyping.
“Working with Arrow will enable us to bring together some of the best people in the industry to innovate quickly and turn these ideas into economical, market-ready solutions. We welcome Arrow to the Foundry and are excited to create new products with our mutual customers,” he added.
The foundry is one of four foundries established globally to facilitate the rapid development of new ideas and new technologies.