MultiTech Unites with Future, ARM and Aeris to Host the “IoT – Prototype to Production Workshop”

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In the fast-evolving world of the Internet of Things, solutions need to be responsive, innovative and nimble.

Multi-Tech Systems, Inc. a leading global manufacturer of M2M and IoT devices, today announced its sponsorship of the “IoT-Prototype to Production Workshop,” on June 18, 2015 from 10am to 3pm PT at Hacker DoJo, a community of hackers and startups located in Mountain View, California. The workshop is co-sponsored with Future Electronics, ARM® and Aeris.

Programmers and tech professionals attending “IoT – Prototype to Production Workshop” will learn how to prototype, and develop an IoT project by incorporating the necessary hardware, transport/connectivity and chips. ARM experts will discuss the ARM mbed™ IoT Device Platform and explain how its community of 100,000+ developers are taking products to market with speed and efficiency. Delegates will learn about the platform’s ecosystem of interoperable development solutions, components and services, and learn how to crowd source libraries for sensors and peripherals using a cloud based IDE. They will also get advice on moving data from an edge sensor/processor to a cloud platform as a service using a cellular module.

A pre-lab webinar will be held one week prior to the event to go over the necessary prep work for all participants at the workshop, which will include three hands-on demonstrations:

  • SMS software: This lab will explore how to send an SMS from a flexible software platform to say, “Hello World.”
  • Sensor tech: This lab will explore the creation of something like an alcohol monitoring sensor, which can be used to sense your blood-alcohol percentage.
  • Moisture sensor: This lab will explore how to publish information to the platform as a service using, for example, moisture levels in soil.

“In the fast-evolving world of the Internet of Things, solutions need to be responsive, innovative and nimble. Participants will learn how to get their IoT commercial solutions up and running using provided hardware platforms and to create new connected prototypes with the help of professionals from Future, ARM and Aeris, ” said Michael Finegan, Director of Business Development at MultiTech.

Programmers, product managers and engineers are encouraged to attend to learn how to build successful business practices and avoid critical pitfalls of IoT development. Attendees will receive a development kit and data plan for prototyping purposes.

Instructors include leading executives from MultiTech, Future, ARM and Aeris. Registration can be made at:

About Future Electronics

Future Electronics is a global leader in electronics distribution, ranking 3rd in component sales worldwide, with an impressive reputation for developing efficient, and comprehensive global supply chain solutions. Founded in 1968, the company has established itself as one of the most innovative organizations in the industry today, with 5,000 employees in 169 offices in 44 countries around the world. Future Electronics is globally integrated, with one worldwide IT infrastructure providing real-time inventory availability and access, while enabling full integration of its operations, sales and marketing worldwide. Offering the highest level of service, the most advanced engineering capabilities and technical solutions through all stages of the design-production cycle, and the largest available-to-sell inventory in the world, Future’s mission is always to Delight the Customer®. For more information, visit Contact: Martin H. Gordon, martin(dot)gordon(at)FutureElectronics(dot)com, 514-694-7710 (ext. 2236).

About ARM

ARM is at the heart of the world’s most advanced digital products. Our technology enables the creation of new markets and transformation of industries and society. We design scalable, energy efficient-processors and related technologies to deliver the intelligence in applications ranging from sensors to servers, including smartphones, tables, enterprise infrastructure and the Internet of Things.

Our innovative technology is licensed by ARM Partners who have shipped more than 60 billion System on Chip (SoCs) containing our intellectual property since the company began in 1990. Together with our Connected Community, we are breaking down barriers to innovation for developers, designers and engineers, ensuring a fast, reliable route to market for leading electronics companies. Learn more and join the conversation at

About Aeris

Aeris is a pioneer and leader in the market of the Internet of Things – as an operator of end-to-end M2M services and as a technology provider enabling other operators to deliver profitable M2M services. Among our customers are the most demanding users of M2M services today, including Hyundai, Acura, Rand McNally, Leica, and Sprint. Through our “Made for Machines” technology and services, we strive to fundamentally improve their businesses – by dramatically reducing costs, improving operational efficiency, reducing time-to-market, and enabling new revenue streams. Visit for more information.

About MultiTech

MultiTech has been expanding the connected world by delivering industry-leading communications technology platforms for over 40 years. Offering an extensive line of fully certified and carrier-approved gateways, routers, modems and embedded components, MultiTech works with thousands of customers worldwide to easily enable cellular, analog, Wi-Fi®, Bluetooth® , LoRa®, GPS/GNSS, and other M2M communication capabilities for their IoT applications. For more information, please visit

Jennifer Costello
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