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In a new development, Microsoft has announced the acquisition of Solair, an Italy-based Internet of Things company. It is to be mentioned that Solair offers IoT services across industries, including manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation.
Microsoft’s Sam George, partner director, Azure IoT, said, that solair shares their ambition for helping customers harness their untapped data and create new intelligence with IoT, and this acquisition supports their strategy to deliver the most complete IoT offering for enterprises.
The five-year-old company already uses Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing platform for its services. In Japan, Solair is said to be using its IoT platform to change the way factories monitor production lines. The company’s Smart Factory Advisor application has helped manufacturers increase production capacity and optimize energy efficiency.