Partnership aims to develop best of breed IoT solutions environment for China
A strategic partnership has been announced between Internet of Things (IoT) solutions and server provider Quark IOE and Cumulocity to deliver IoT solutions in mainland China and Taiwan.
According to the partners, the arrangement will see Cumulocity’s advanced IoT platform combined with Quark IOE’s enterprise communications to form a best of breed IoT solutions environment for China.
Quark IOE’s customers will benefit from: rapid machine, sensor and device integration and data collection; real-time analytics for condition monitoring, predictive maintenance and supply chain automation; comprehensive device management and remote control; vertical application configurable real-time dashboards; and enterprise IT integration micro-services, the companies claim.
Quark IOE is a subsidiary of Guangdong Eastone Century Technology (Eastone), a solution provider for high-tech enterprises. Through its subsidiaries, it focuses on providing wireless, core and transmission construction, integration and optimisation services for telecommunication operators and original equipment manufacturers.
Quark IOE harnesses all the networking expertise gained across the Eastone businesses to solve its customers IoT and enterprise digitisation challenges. Eastone already has wide experience in IoT with a range of high quality multi-functional remotely controlled PLC’s.
“In Quark IOE and Eastone we have found very strong strategic partners to exploit the enormous opportunities the Chinese market holds for the Internet of Things, powered by the world’s leading IoT software platform,” said Bernd Gross, CEO, Cumolocity. “The combination of Quark IOE’s considerable local technical and go-to-market expertise allows the vast Chinese market to build IoT solutions rapidly, securely and reliability.”
The Quark IOE platform will be jointly developed by both companies specifically for the Chinese market. The partnership allows Quark IOE to benefit from the continuous evolution of Cumulocity’s IoT platform and focus on local market requirements through the development of customer plug-ins, vertical applications, complementary IT system integration and local operations and support.
“We are delighted to have an exclusive partnership with Cumulocity to extend its market leading IoT platform and assist Chinese enterprises in their digital transformations,” added Xiao Li, CEO, Quark IOE.
“The combination of Cumulocity, Quark IOE and the breadth of Eastone organisations provides enterprises with not only the experience of what is important to each local vertical market, but also the technical capability to overcome challenges and realise opportunities thoroughly.”
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