By Kgaogelo Letsebe, Portals Journalist 28 March 2018

auteng-based Internet of things (IOT) technology innovator IOT.nxt has announced a strategic partnership with computing hardware giant Dell in a deal that will see the launch of ‘IOT in a box’- a solution that aims to fast track businesses’ ability to deploy IOT solutions into their operations.

IOT.nxt chief executive officer Nico Steyn the partnership is one that is mutually beneficial, “IOT.nxt’s edge IOT gateway, the Raptor, has been combined with Dell Gateway technology to develop what we call ‘IOT in a box’. It provides an off-the-shelf solution suitable for any company in any industry. With this solution companies can quickly see a return on investment and achieve digital scalability. It will allow them to fast-forward unlocking efficiencies and drive earnings.

“Dell is extremely specialised around hardware technology they have developed at the gateway level. This tech is also supported by Dell globally which means we have worldwide access for our product and we can leverage off the global support footprint as well. What IOT.nxt brings to the table is technology that allows us to quickly enable the gateway, the hardware. Additionally through our software, we allow it to get intelligence at the edge and to deploy into verticals in multiple industries and also have that same Dell box perform multiple functions as a result of our technology.”

Steyn adds that the ‘plug-in-and-play’ solution will be available to the mass market. “The association with the trusted international brand like Dell is also likely to drive rapid adoption as companies know that their implementation will be supported by the company’s vast offering.”

Ben Vernooij, IOT and embedded computing solutions lead for Dell EMC, adds that Dell has developed partnerships to help customers rapidly implement IOT solutions, which is exactly what the Dell Raptor will deliver. “Customers can now speed up their IOT projects and make sense of the volumes of data produced at the edge.”

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