- November 30, 2017
November 30, 2017 – The Qt Company announced that it has integrated its Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) application framework with Microsoft Azure for the industrial automation market. By integrating Qt’s cross-platform framework, user interface (UI) development tools and machine-to-machine communication libraries with Azure, Qt will provide HW and OS independent access between the cloud and edge devices in manufacturing, retail, transport, logistics, smart cities and more.
Based on the new Qt integration with Azure IoT Hub, an industrial automation device running on Windows 10 IoT Core or Linux can now feature applications designed by the Qt framework and can connect directly to Azure, providing real-time data for future analysis.
Qt for Automation offers modular, scalable and secure libraries and interoperability capabilities to enhance the development and performance of software deployed on IIoT edge devices. Meanwhile, Azure provides a set of services for computing, analytics, storage and networking. Users can pick and choose from Azure services to develop and scale new applications and/or run existing applications in the public cloud. Utilizing both technologies, developers can design, build and deploy software with integrated cloud connectivity for industrial automation devices running on Windows, Linux or Android.
The Qt Company will showcase a B2B wearable device running on Windows 10 IoT Core platform with a Qt user interface and connected to Microsoft Azure at the SPS IPC Drives event in Nuremberg, Germany, from November 28-30, 2017.