Sep 27, 2021

Enabling low power devices in the Azure IoT Hub with the latest version of akenza

Alexis Leibbrandt

akenza is glad to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub as a new output connector on the akenza IoT platform.

akenza is glad to announce the integration of Microsoft’s Azure IoT Hub as a new Output Connector on the akenza IoT platform.

Imagine thousands of deployed IoT devices in an urban environment, vast numbers of devices that transmit and consume small amounts of data. Low Power (LPWAN) connectivity technologies such as LoRaWAN and Sigfox are key connectivity technologies for the rollout of such IoT solutions. To reduce energy consumption and keep the data packets as small as possible, LPWAN devices send their data via a payload encoded in formats that differ from standard data payloads. This complicates their setup and use in the Azure IoT ecosystem with all its features, leaving many potential use cases unfeasible. The new Azure IoT Hub output connector of akenza will improve the state of things.

akenza offers a low-code IoT platform allowing you to build IoT products and services by connecting, controlling, and managing such IoT devices. By offering multiple output connectors, akenza allows you further data processing in 3rd party applications with minimal effort.

Specifically, it is now possible for akenza users to connect their Azure IoT Hub instance as a data destination. Device data from the akenza platform can simply be processed to the specific Azure IoT Hub and be further used for any Azure product. The process of connecting the specific Azure IoT Hub to akenza can be done in a few clicks on Data Flow level and is entirely automated, enabling secure, reliable communication between any low power sensor and the Azure IoT Hub.

This integration enables smart city, smart building, and smart industry use cases in the low-power massive IoT- ecosystem.

Discover here the detailed setup process for the Azure IoT Hub connector on akenza

“I am really delighted to see such straight-forward applications from our innovative Swiss start-up partner. akenza proves once more that IoT can be simplified through an appealing low-code platform and an ever-growing ecosystem.”
-Maruscha Heyner, Head of Partnerships & Marketing, Microsoft for Startups Switzerland
"We are thrilled to offer such a great integration for our customers. Using advanced data analytics and other native Azure services is key for our corporate clients, and allows the joint use of akenza and azure with the best from both worlds."
-Fabian Gerschwiler, Product Manager at akenza

About akenza

Akenza AG was born in 2017 to deliver fast, easy, and cost-effective IoT solutions. akenza is headquartered in the financial capital of Switzerland, Zurich, where it helps companies from all around Europe to develop their own smart IoT solutions.

akenza is one of the winners of the IoT Breakthrough Award 2021, the technology provider received the title “Smart Construction Solution of the Year” in the field of the Internet of Things. With this competition, the creators of the IoT Breakthrough Award recognize, according to their own statements, "outstanding achievements and creativity, hard work and the success of IoT companies, technologies, and products".

The company has established itself in long-term relationships with major clients such as the Facility Management Provider ISS Switzerland, Georg Fischer as well as with various SMEs.

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