Arrow and Colorado Smart Cities Alliance team up for innovation lab
Arrow Electronics has teamed up with the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to launch the Colorado Open Lab, which will be located within the company’s global headquarters in the city of Centennial in Colorado.
The Colorado Open Lab, which is an IoT engineering workspace for customer development showcase and innovation collaboration to expedite development of OEM IoT appliances and AI-enhanced applications, is supported by the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade and the Denver South Economic Development Partnership.
The lab includes engineering facilities with the latest bench, test and edge compute equipment, a customer experience centre and a live experience of smart city showcase involving technologies and solutions that are deployed across the region. Smart street lighting, parking and buildings, environment and resource conservation, energy resilience, infrastructure and asset management, intelligent transportation, connected and automated vehicles, and agriculture are some of the components of the smart city showcase.
Those who are members of the Colorado Smart Cities Alliance, can work together, discover, innovate, test and confidently validate smart city solutions before setting out the IoT infrastructure within their respective jurisdictions.
Arrow Electronics, in early January, had signed a definitive agreement to acquire semiconductor industry company Einfochips – which has global headquarters in Ahmedabad, India, and Sunnyvale, California. With this acquisition, Arrow will further advance its IoT platform as Einfochips mainly focusses on developing IoT-based business models. For example, Arrow’s IoT “sensor-to-sunset” platform has received a boost from Einfochips’ efforts that include engineering, solution architecture, embedded software development, security, mobile device connectivity, app development, cloud configuration and management, and managed services including big data analytics.
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