Tech distributor Avnet has introduced a service to jump-start channel partners’ abilities to create Internet of Things (IoT) solutions for their customers.
Available to the channel via Avnet’s Technology Solutions business, relayr’s 5-4-3 Innovation Acceleration process is geared to dramatically shorten partners’ customers’ development time for IoT solutions, transforming an idea into a functioning IoT prototype in as little as five weeks, the company said.
This is offered in three focused stages:
- Kickstart: Lasting 5 days, a hands-on workshop enables customers to identify three leading ideas and create an implementation roadmap for IoT solutions specific to their enterprise. The workshops can be led by IoT experts from relayr or certified partners.
- Accelerate: Over 4 weeks, the selected idea from the Kickstart phase is rapidly developed and tested to create a working prototype. IoT experts from Avnet and relayr are available to help partners throughout the prototyping process.
- Traction: Spanning 3 months, the prototype is fully tested, giving the customer a real-life use case to provide critical insights for mass production and rollout planning, and accelerate their time to market.
“relayr’s 5-4-3 Innovation Acceleration process addresses the greatest challenge many of our partners are facing – how to help customers initiate an IoT project,” said Colin Blair, vice president of data analytics and IoT solutions, Avnet Technology Solutions, Americas. “Our partners will be able to use this service to fast track IoT solutions – within one business quarter – that can easily be integrated with their customers’ existing technology environments. Working together, Avnet and relayr will give partners the foundation they need to help their customers create IoT solutions from simple experimentation to full-scale deployments.”