by Brianna Crandall — April 1, 2020 — Arrow, a developer and distributor of technology solutions, has teamed with Microshare, a Philadelphia-based data solutions company, to provide Internet of Things (IoT) solutions at scale to global enterprise customers.
Arrow and Microshare will deliver IoT solutions to clients in facilities management (FM), transportation, infrastructure, healthcare and other sectors across the world.
Kristin Russell, president of Arrow’s global services business, stated:
Microshare has the vision and capacity to scale IoT and manage the resulting torrents of data for global portfolios. Their growing portfolio enhances the options we offer to the market.
By combining Arrow’s worldwide distribution and support capabilities (deployed for over 200,000 leading technology manufacturers and service providers) with Microshare’s preconfigured, fit-for-purpose solutions, the collaboration will deliver IoT solutions at global scale with ease of deployment, say the companies.
Ron Rock, Microshare CEO and co-founder, remarked:
The current landscape, particularly in commercial real estate, is crowded with one-off point solutions that do not scale easily and therefore leave a lot of the ROI on the table. Our agreement with Arrow allows us to provide seamless delivery for a growing portfolio of solutions that enable enterprise clients to execute their IoT strategy at their own pace.
The vision behind the collaboration combines Microshare’s Smart Buildings IoT products with vast reach and support capabilities.
Microshare leverages data across multiple platforms, providing actionable insights with privacy, security, audit and confidentiality so that clients can save money, rationalize strategic spending decisions and create new data-sharing revenue streams.
Microshare’s pre-configured solution kits include sensors, LoRaWAN network connectivity, dashboards, alerts, and simple step-by-step instructions that can be installed by non-technical personnel to start producing data on “day one.”
The company’s IoT sensors measure everything from desk and space occupancy, temperature and humidity, and restroom feedback to asset tracking, smart parking and smart waste management.
The Arrow/Microshare collaboration delivers complete services, from sourcing solution components, packaging and deploying to customers, providing installation and managing warranty, repair and returns.