Microsoft today announced that they have acquired Solair, an Italian company that has been innovative Internet of Things (IoT) services to customers across a number of industries, including manufacturing, retail, food & beverage and transportation.
Solair’s IoT customization and deployment solutions, built on Microsoft’s Azure cloud platform, are engineered to help businesses in any industry utilize IoT to run more efficiently and profitably. For example, Solair has brought the power of IoT to the Rancilio Group’s full line of espresso machines, allowing the Italian manufacturer to remotely monitor machines resulting in greater efficiency across the supply chain. Using the power of cloud-based data and analytics, Solair has helped the Rancilio Group reduce costs and increase revenue.
“The last five years have been about growth – both for us as a company and for the IoT market as a whole – but today marks a new chapter for Solair. The Solair team and I look forward to being a part of Microsoft and a very strong Azure IoT team. It’s an opportunity that will allow us to bring the power of IoT to new and unique customer scenarios,” said Tom Davis, CEO, Solair.
Microsoft will integrate Solair’s technology into the Microsoft Azure IoT Suite to improve Microsoft’s complete IoT offering for the enterprise.
Read more about this acquisition here.