Orange Business Services and Microsoft today announced a joint collaboration to deliver large-scale, end-to-end Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to boost the digital processes of enterprises in the manufacturing sector.
Through this collaboration, firms can take advantage of the combined expertise of Orange and Microsoft regarding data protection, as well as device and data management. This includes the opportunity to leverage Orange Business Services’ many IoT connectivity options, in particular LoRa.
Enterprises can use the Orange modular IoT solution, Datavenue, strengthened by Microsoft Azure IoT Suite, to transition to Industry 4.0 and optimise the entire manufacturing value chain.
With Datavenue, Orange Business Services offers a comprehensive set of solutions and services to securely manage IoT projects and their integration with information systems, providing: certified connected devices best suited to the project’s use cases, connectivity solutions (cellular 3G and 4G, LoRa, LTE M), a device and data management platform, extensive expertise to manage the project from conception to implementation : consulting, development, data protection, integration, data analysis, maintenance, etc.
Datavenue boasts over 700 experts working on data and IoT projects, 14 million connected devices managed by Orange, and the capacity to handle over 160 million items of technical data per minute.
With its Azure IoT Suite, Microsoft offers a powerful and consistent software environment to facilitate setting up and scaling large device and data management projects. In order to accelerate the roll out of industrial projects, Azure IoT Suite provides pre-packaged solutions and allows companies to swiftly get familiar with the set-up and explore the most common IoT project scenarios (e.g. remote monitoring, predictive maintenance, connected factory).
The software environment provided by Microsoft will allow for the use of advanced solutions such as Cortana Intelligence Suite (advanced analytics and AI), Power BI (data visualisation) and Mobile Apps (Xamarin) to ensure a flawless mobile user experience.