Enterprise Computing Solutions ANZ

Arrow and the IoT

Are you IoT ready?

In a world where data is the new currency, and we are able to capture and analyse more than ever before, IoT is creating new services and business opportunities. 

Have you thought about how your business, and those of your customers, could benefit from IoT?

IoT offers a world of opportunity for businesses in Australia and New Zealand, and no one is as prepared as Arrow when it comes to offering full scale, end-to-end IoT solutions in the local market.

Our commitment to delivering the latest in emerging and advanced technology is at the core of our business but enabling and supporting partner excellence is why we do it. That’s why Arrow is the first choice for the provision of IoT solutions. 

From Sensor to Sunset

From Sensor to Sunset™ represents Arrow’s comprehensive portfolio of technology from sensors, wireless connectivity, gateways to cloud platforms, data ingestion, aggregation and visualisation, analytics, and security. 

Service capabilities span ideation, design, integration, logistics, financing, wireless connectivity, billing services, monitoring, managed services, and sustainable, secure end of life cycle disposition.


Critical factors for IoT success

  • Create solutions that solve business challenges
  • Collaborate with partners to bring those solutions to market 
  • Build an ongoing ecosystem of expertise
  • Digital transformation is long term investment


Critical factors for IoT design

  • Sensors
  • Gateways – LAN – Edge Computer
  • Wireless Networks
  • Cloud
  • Business Intelligence – Analytics
  • Security
  • Managed Services

Embracing IoT

Not sure how IoT is currently being applied? 

Take a look at how Arrow has implemented IoT solutions, from large scale projects such as the SAM car to practical applications for traditional industries as outlined in our dairy farming case study.

The SAM car: a winning solution with applications for independent living

After a serious crash in 2000, doctors told Indy Racing League driver Sam Schmidt he'd never move his arms or legs again. They didn't say anything about driving.

In less than a year, Arrow modified a 2014 Corvette C7 Stingray, so it could be driven by head movements alone. The semi-autonomous car was aptly named SAM and it allowed Sam Schmidt to achieve his dream of racing again.

A processor translates data from the cameras and sensors to a rotary actuator on the steering wheel, allowing Sam to control the car via head movements and his breath.

All of the technology Arrow developed for the SAM Car is open-source and has promising broader applications for independent living. 

In fact, Arrow and Schmidt are currently exploring the potential of SAM-enabled forklifts, tractors, long-haul trailers and other equipment that can be modified to help expand employment options for people with disabilities, proving that the opportunities really are endless.


The SAM car is testament to Arrow’s commitment to innovation and our belief that anything is possible.


Dairy farmers use of predictive analytics pays off

A dairy farmer had an idea about using predictive analysis to treat sick cattle before symptoms appeared. Arrow helped the farmer make his idea a reality.

Using sensors to capture real-time data, the farmer can detect illness up to three days before symptoms are visible, allowing him to isolate them and prevent disease transmission. 

And the farmer isn’t just using it on his own cows. 

He now has a system that he has successfully sold around the world, across industries. This technology has helped him secure a better future for his cows, his farm, his business and his family.



How can Arrow help you make an IoT dream a reality?

We are future ready

Across the product lifecycle, Arrow provides specialised services and expertise that connect customers to the right technology, at the right place, the right time and at the right price.

Across the globe, Arrow provides extraordinary value to customers and suppliers - the best technology companies in the world - and connects them through the company’s industry-leading services.

Arrow delivers right through the value-chain by offering solutions that support the entire IT channel – from end user to technology partner. 


IoT and the cloud

Cloud is a vital component in bringing IoT solutions to life.

Arrow, in conjunction with Microsoft, offers its partners the opportunity to deliver one of the most popular and effective cloud solution portfolios to their customers, while taking advantage of the support services that Arrow provides to ensure its partners’ success and profitability. 

New business opportunities

Creating and deploying connected solutions requires expertise across a broad span of technologies from sensors, embedded compute, short and long-range wireless connectivity, gateways, cloud platforms and application development.

It also requires expertise in real time service monitoring and management and full life-cycle management. 

Organisations typically have strengths in some, but not all, of these areas, for example on the device creation side but not with applications and operations or vice-versa. Bridging this gap requires new partnerships and a greater level of collaboration to bring IoT solutions to market. 

Whatever the IoT dream is, Arrow can help throughout every step of the journey, enabling you to bring an innovative solution to life for your customers.   

Talk to us about your ideas, and those of your customers, and we’ll work with you to make them a reality.



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