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Arrow points Vietnam in IoT direction

Steve Rogerson
October 26, 2017

Arrow Electronics is helping Vietnam start-ups and enterprises acquire the latest IoT technology know-how. The Colorado company co-hosted this week with the Vietnam IoT Alliance an IoT technology seminar and exhibition in Hanoi.
The event provided a platform for to exchange industry insights and collaborate with experts to hasten Vietnam's IoT development.
"We are excited to see global technology companies like Arrow Electronics – which is actively sharing its technology know-how and experience to help local innovators and entrepreneurs, especially a new generation of start-ups – to drive adoption of IoT technologies," said Pham Hong Quat, director general of the National Agency for Technology Entrepreneurship & Commercialisation in a welcome speech at the seminar.
During the seminar, IoT and engineering experts from Arrow and technology suppliers introduced the latest industry trends and demonstrated the impact of emerging IoT applications.
"We exist to create opportunities for enterprises, start-ups and individuals researching and working in IoT and Industry 4.0," said Do Trung Hieu, founder of the Vietnam, IoT Alliance, a community of people, teams and companies who have contributed to the development of the start-up ecosystem of technology in Vietnam. "We see this collaboration as a superb opportunity to increase the level of technical competency of local community and advance the nation's IoT development."
A wide range of IoT and sensing technology was on display in the exhibition, including Cypress IoT technology for smart applications, Honeywell's electronic, optical, test and measurement, and gas sensors, Infineon's Optiga Trust B authentication chip for water filter application, and Samsung Artik smart IoT end-to-end platform.
Also on show was the Arrow-built Dragonboard 410c, an all-inclusive gateway featuring a Qualcomm Snapdragon processor. Compatible with the Microsoft Azure IoT suite and IBM's Watson IoT platform, and bundled with Amazon's IoT software development kit, this credit card-sized kit makes data processing quicker and easier for embedded developer communities, makers and hobbyists to develop product prototypes for IoT applications.
"Creating and designing smart and IoT-enabled devices requires expertise across a broad span of technologies from sensors, embedded compute, short and long-range wireless connectivity, gateways, cloud platforms, data analytics, device management, all the way to sustainable and secure end of life cycle disposition," said Natarajan MM, vice president of sales in south Asia for Arrow's Asia-Pacific components business. "As a global technology company, Arrow offers a robust technology framework and infrastructure with our sensor-to-sunset IoT capabilities and offerings, which can help local start-ups and entrepreneurs aggregate and integrate diverse technology, and bring intelligent and connected products to the market faster."
Attendees were introduced to Arrow's sensor product portfolio of more than 14,000 components that can measure air, water, soil, motion, movement and chemical composition, as well as the company's 200 ready-to-deploy IoT applications for a range of end-markets including smart city, industrial 4.0, medical, automotive and robotics.
Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 125,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 465 locations serving over 90 countries.