TeamViewer partners with Dell, Bosch for new IoT starter kit

TeamViewer partners with Dell, Bosch for new IoT starter kit
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3 Apr, 2019

TeamViewer, a German company which provides online remote support and collaboration solutions, has built a new starter kit which it claims will help customers implement Internet of Things (IoT) applications faster.

The company said in a statement that its solution will not require firms to spend time on and make additional investments for implementing a concept phase and a pilot project.

“With our IoT starter kit, we enable our customers and partners to come up with their own IoT use cases and to experience how IoT can work for them,” said Alfredo Patron, executive vice president of business development at TeamViewer.

“Just walk into your factory, building or whatever you want to make smart and place the gateway and sensors and use our IoT solution," he added.

The starter kit comprises IoT devices such as a Dell Edge Gateway and three Bosch multi-sensor hubs that include an accelerometer, gyroscope, magnetometer, sensors for humidity, pressure, temperature, acoustic, and light intensity.

It also consists of a six-month licence for features including IoT remote monitoring, control via the TeamViewer IoT Cloud, edge management and visualisation capabilities along with sensor provisioning and on-boarding services.

Explaining further, Patron said that the sensors will immediately start collecting data with regard to predefined parameters such as vibration, temperature, or lighting condition and send them to the gateway and to TeamViewer’s cloud.

"Now you can easily access this data via our software, set rules and alerts in the TeamViewer IoT Cloud and enable live remote device management at scale,” he added.

The starter kit uses TeamViewer’s dedicated IoT solution, which has been developed to provide remote monitoring, live remote control, incident management, and instant troubleshooting for virtually any embedded device such as industrial machinery or robots.

TeamViewer is best known for its proprietary software for remote control, desktop sharing, online meetings, web conferencing and file transfer between computers.

In an interaction with TechCircle a few months ago, TeamViewer CEO Oliver Steil, who took charge in January 2018, said that setting up a local office in India was part of the company's new strategy under his leadership and it will focus on more use-cases in IoT and augmented reality (AR) to expand its footprint in the subcontinent.