SORACOM Beam adds support for Microsoft Azure IoT Hub

January 25th, 2018 – Menlo Park, CA – Soracom, Inc., provider of the leading cloud-native platform for the Internet of Things (IoT), today announced availability of direct integration with Microsoft Azure IoT Hub via MQTT for users of the Soracom Beam IoT protocol conversion/data redirection service.

Currently, Soracom users can already access Azure Event Hub using the Soracom Funnel cloud service adapter. Rather than storing credentials or SDKs on devices, information required to ingest data to Azure Event Hub is managed on the Soracom platform and dynamically appended to device data for easy and secure integration.

Now, users of Soracom Beam can enjoy the same capability, connecting remote devices to Azure IoT Hub even without an installed Azure IoT SDK. Soracom Beam lets even highly memory- and power-constrained IoT devices connect to the cloud by converting lightweight generic protocols like HTTP and MQTT intothe HTTPS or MQTTS that cloud services require and securely redirecting data to an arbitrary end point.

With Azure IoT Hub integration, the SAS token required to connect to IoT Hub is delivered by Soracom Beam using MQTT. This allows devices and servers to bidirectionally communicate and share commands or settings between devices and the cloud.

Simple configuration using the Soracom Console or APIs will let customers connect smoothly to Azure IoT Hub and other Microsoft Azure services, such as Microsoft Cognitive Services, to allow secure connectivity, central management, and data analytics without installing the Azure IoT SDK on devices.

Endorsements from our partners

Microsoft Japan
Microsoft Japan welcomes SORACOM Beam integration with Azure IoT Hub. This functionality allows SORACOM connectivity and Microsoft Azure IoT Hub to integrate without complicated implementation to rapidly and securely bring IoT systems to production. All SORACOM users are now able to smoothly integrate Microsoft Azure into their IoT systems to offer more innovative IoT solution development, sales and integration services.
Microsoft Japan will continue to collaborate with Soracom and contribute to the IoT market in Japan.

Mr. Satoshi Asano
Executive Officer, Cloud and Enterprise Business
Microsoft Japan Co., Ltd

Tokyo Electron Device
Tokyo Electron Device welcomes SORACOM Beam Microsoft IoT Hub intgration. We provide IoT solutions with Microsoft Azure and this integration will simplify IoT connectivity and let us help many new customers to start new IoT businesses.

Mr. Yasuo Hatsumi
Executive Officer IoT Company President
Tokyo Electron Device LTD.

IoT Connectivity Platform SORACOM Azure IoT Hub integration details

1. Launch Date
January 25th, 2018

2. SORACOM Beam, Data Redirection/Protocol Conversion Service
SORACOM Beam offloads encryption functions that are normally performed on IoT devices. Using SORACOM Beam, you can communicate between your IoT devices and the cloud without individually configuring each device.

3.SORACOM Funnel cloud adapter
SORACOM Funnel is an adapter that provides direct connectivity to various cloud partners for IoT devices. You can minimize the line of code and easily ingest data to cloud resources by securely storing authentication information on SORACOM platform.

4. Configuration on Web Console
You can configure SORACOM Beam MQTT using the Group setting in the Soracom user console.

5.Web resources
SORACOM Platform
Azure IoT Hub

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About Soracom
Soracom is the market-leading platform for cloud-native IoT connectivity. We provide customers and partners across industries with the tools they need to connect, protect, control and coordinate their IoT deployments at speed and at scale. More than 8,000 customers worldwide now rely on Soracom solutions to bring cutting-edge IoT use cases from concept to market.

Company Outline
Company Name: SORACOM, INC.
CEO: Ken Tamagawa
Headquarters: Oshima Bldg. 3F, Tamagawa 4-5-6,
Setagaya-ku, Tokyo

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