AT&T announced a new IoT solution, called AT&T Asset Management – Operations Center for quick deployment of asset monitoring and management solutions in the Cloud. The solution will run on the Microsoft Azure cloud platform, and will use several Microsoft enterprise components, such as Azure Cosmos DB and Microsoft Power BI, to give business customers a more streamlined way to track, monitor and manage their deployed IoT assets.
AT&T is committed to delivering a highly-secure, on-demand, flexible network platform that serves business needs in an integrated approach. AT&T Asset Management – Operations Center enables a single IoT application, which supports multiple devices, communication protocols, networks and cloud environments. It comes with a built-in dashboard that lets customers tailor data visualization or use APIs to integrate it into existing enterprise systems. The solution supports a plug and play environment for configuring devices, sensors on device, grouping of assets by location and type, rules for alerts and reporting.
Operations Center is designed for the future. It’s easy to add new devices, mix modes and support multiple asset monitoring use cases—today and tomorrow. It also provides customers flexibility. It can be a standalone solution or integrated with existing applications.
AT&T will initially work with Microsoft to bring Operations Center to market. The solution takes advantage of AT&T IoT Platform Services (Flow) and the Azure cloud platform, providing global scale and high availability. The solution will initially be deployed using AT&T Global SIM on LTE and LTE-M networks and, in the future, will be available through AT&T multi-network connectivity using other network modes like satellite and WiFi. AT&T Control Center will be used for SIM management, provisioning and activation. It helps customers’ speed time to market, run operations more efficiently and manage connected IoT device initiatives.
“AT&T is committed to giving our enterprise customers the tools, platforms and the connectivity they need to more securely manage their IoT assets wherever they’re deployed,” said, Chris Penrose, President, IoT Solutions, AT&T. “AT&T and Microsoft have a long-standing relationship, and we’re pleased to once again team with them through the new AT&T Asset Management—Operations Center to deliver a flexible solution to help address our customers’ current and future IoT needs.”
Michael Angiulo, Corporate Vice President, ISV and SI, Microsoft Corp. said, “We’re excited to collaborate with AT&T to give our joint enterprise customers more control of their deployed IoT assets by utilizing Azure cloud services. Together, our combined technologies can help customers quickly deploy innovative solutions that can improve their day-to-day operations.”
AT&T Asset Management – Operations Center is the first in a series of multi-market, multi-cloud reference solutions built on AT&T IoT Platform (Flow) for IoT to help speed enterprise customers’ time to market. It will be available to beta customers later this year.