Advantech IoT gateway starter kit, in distribution

April 14, 2016 // By Graham Prophet
Distributor Rutronik (Ispringen, Germany) has Advantech's IoT Gateway Starter Kit, developed with Intel and Microsoft. This kit is intended to jumpstart IoT innovations with a reliable platform and open gateway technologies.

The whole package includes a ready-to-run system (Intel Celeron J1900 platform and Windows 7 Embedded), IoT software platform service (WISE-PaaS), software development kit and technical support service. The hardware is verified to work with the Microsoft Azure cloud platform. This helps to take IoT innovations to market faster and create new business value.


For IoT developers and system integrators, the kit gives the flexibility to create and deploy cost-effective and secure IoT solutions for an array of industrial applications. It provides powerful turnkey building blocks to connect various existing Things, including machines, devices and sensors, and unifies different protocols as IoT standard (MQTT)l and it empowers IoT application development for data streaming, analytics and prediction solutions.


The Advantech IoT Gateway Starter Kit provides a pre-configured system featuring an Intel Celeron J1900 SoC and WES7E with 4 GB Memory and 500 GB HDD. There are two gateways selected for the Starter Kit which have been verified through the Microsoft Azure Certified for IoT program: the ultra-small ARK-1123H or the multiple I/O ARK-2121L. They are both designed to withstand harsh environments, with good scalability for networking and versatile I/O communication. Besides the ready-to-run gateway system, a software solution is also included in the package. This includes WISE-PaaS/RMM Pro version: IoT device remote monitoring and management software for data management, device monitoring/control and security (Intel Security McAfee).

Customers who purchase the Starter Kit, are eligible to become VIP members in the Advantech IoT Developer Forum community to discuss with professional consultants and download the latest technical tools and documents.