Microsoft’s Low-Code IoT Platform Azure Central Partners With LoRaWAN Helium Network, Bridges Business Apps & Data

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Microsoft’s Low-Code IoT Platform Azure Central Partners With LoRaWAN Helium Network, Bridges Business Apps & Data

Helium Network Integration Provides Scalability for Low-Code/No-Code Enterprise Solutions

Helium Console and Microsoft IoT Central have joined hands to participate in the IoT ecosystem. After integrating Azure IoT Hub with Console in 2021, Microsoft IoT users can now take use of this most recent integration to construct and expand the scope of their IoT solutions while transferring their data to their Azure dashboards safely and swiftly.

The Helium Network’s extensive coverage, which boasts more than 719K Hotspots in more than 54K cities worldwide, enables Microsoft Azure users to connect their business apps with their IoT data without having to buy and set up additional infrastructure.

Microsoft’s highly secure Azure IoT Central is a low-code/no-code IoT platform that grows with organizations, makes sure investments are repeatable, and interacts with current business apps. Companies from a variety of industries, including technology, transportation, sustainable development, and more, rely on and use IoT Central.

“The integration of IoT Central with Helium Console provides customers with a better experience on Azure for creating their end-to-end solutions.

We think it makes sense to work with the Helium Network as one of our LoRaWAN partners because it provides a path for customers that don’t want to invest in gateway infrastructure up front.” — Oscar Naim, Principal Program Manager, Azure IoT Engineering

Increased usage and data transmission as a result of giving IoT Central users a simple and safe way to combine their IoT signals and opening up access to all of the Microsoft cloud services benefit the Helium Network from this integration with Microsoft.

Get Started with the IoT Central Integration

Helium Console provides network users with a simple yet powerful tool to accelerate moving data from IoT devices to chosen endpoints via Integrations.

Integrations on Console enable devices to send data via either pre-built Integrations or custom ones using HTTP or MQTT. You can read more in the Helium Docs here.

The Azure IoT Central Integration can be selected from the “Integrations” page in the Console dashboard. From there, users can follow the steps here to send data to their dashboard via the Helium Network.

The People’s Partners

Alongside Microsoft, Helium has become the network of choice for a number of major carriers and up-and-coming solutions providers. This growing list of ecosystem partners includes:

  • DISH: the first major carrier in the telco industry to extend the Helium Network with customers deploying their own 5G CBRS-based Hotspots
  • City of San José: The first city to officially join the rapidly-growing Helium ecosystem, San José is deploying Helium-compatible Hotspots in order to increase internet access for more than 1300 low-income households
  • Roaming partners such as Senet and Actility, whose customers include Volvo Group, Schneider Electric, Cisco, and more
  • An ever-expanding ecosystem of solutions providers and hardware makers developing use cases for verticals such as Asset Tracking, Smart Cities, Smart Agriculture, Supply Chain/Logistics, Environmental Monitoring, and many more

Head here to sign up for a free Helium Console account.

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