aitos.io awarded as Microsoft IoT Edge Partner of The Year 2021

aitos.io awarded as Microsoft IoT Edge Partner Of The Year 2021 for building an IoT trusted digital base

icrosoft’s Suzhou-FY21 IoT Partner Conference of June 24, 2021 kicked-off the key theme of "Joining hands for deeper insight, a new chapter for IoT". This exciting conference focused on hot topics such as technology empowerment and digital transformation while bringing together dozens of leading firms, ranging from software to hardware heavyweights: Microsoft to Accenture to Foxconn with the goal to conduct in-depth discussions on technology development trends, industry applications, and sharing best practice scenarios. High-level corporate executives in key areas such as manufacturing, smart retail, IoT security, and smart spaces shared their best-industry-innovation practices implementing Microsoft's IoT technology, while deploying technological innovation to vigorously drive business operations.

This year’s Microsoft sponsored conference yielded three key awards, including:

· Microsoft IoT Most Valuable Partner Of The Year 2021

· Microsoft IoT Partner Of The Year 2021

· Microsoft IoT Edge Partner Of The Year 2021.

aitos.io was graciously awarded “Microsoft IoT Edge Partner of The Year 2021” Award for racking up innovative product-driven and forward-thinking milestones in their ecosystem. Microsoft FY21 Conference encouraged partners to talk about the future of IoT industry by sharing Microsoft's cutting-edge IoT technologies and to actively expand new business opportunities. While sharing successful cases for IoT, Microsoft launched this exclusive partner program to embrace an “AIoT” transformation process in all aspects from technology to ecological cooperation, helping create a future of sustainable growth.

Crystal Yin, Microsoft’s Asia IoT Partner Ecosystem General Manager, commended “Microsoft has been engaged in the field of IoT for many years, and through this continuous investment process recognizes the achievements of continuous technological R&D investment in the area of the IoT, as well as the business empowerment and promotion of Microsoft partners. Microsoft's ongoing aspirations envision IoT innovations to promote the digital transformation of enterprises. With the rise of red-hot technologies like 5G and artificial intelligence, IoT will further empower enterprises' digital transformation opportunities. By capitalizing on strategic partners, vertical industry solutions based on Microsoft technology platforms will help partners grow together to encompass digital transformation!

"It is our great honor as a technology startup to receive the Microsoft IoT Edge Partner of The Year 2021 award. Being qualified as an early phase partner of Microsoft’s AI & IoT Lab, aitos.io is committed to integrating the IoT security technology from Microsoft Azure Sphere program with aitos.io’s BoAT blockchain application framework and jointly promote the credible digital transformation of traditional industry equipment. Azure Sphere provides integrated security capabilities to allow the data to transport from the inner-layer stack of the chip and upload to the cloud platform, while BoAT blockchain application framework provides built-in blockchain service access, enabling the Guardian Module to generate trusted IoT device data on the blockchain. This dependable configuration makes full use of the root trust from Azure Sphere platform and the anti-tampering features of the blockchain, to achieve low-cost on-chain/off-chain Identification association authentication for IoT devices which will provides verifiable consensus proof for massive IoT data, thereby helping traditional enterprises dig deeper into the value of applications and data. In the future, we will continue to work hand in hand with Microsoft to open a new chapter for the implementation of “an IoT trusted digital base. "

- Mr. Leo Lin, CEO of aitos.io

Starting from 2019 , aitos.io has received numerous accolades as a leading organization dedicated to the integration of IoT and Blockchain technologies, while also pioneering the development of a customized BoAT Guardian Module solution based on the integration of Microsoft Azure Sphere IoT security capabilities and aitos.io BoAT blockchain application framework. This strategically developed BoAT solution (BoAT Guardian Module) effectively helps IoT data to be securely uploaded to the cloud while achieving credibility on the blockchain, providing a one-stop trusted solution for large scale adoption of IoT devices. BoAT solution is designed for low-cost and flexible transformation of billions of brown field IoT terminals that have already been deployed in the field, greatly improving the overall security of existing IoT applications, creating a trusted IoT digital base, and bringing openness around data, resulting in huge social and economic benefits.

About aitos.io

aitos.io is a technology start-up focusing on the integrated innovation of IoT and Blockchain. By combining its own rich resources in the IoT industry, aitos.io has raised the standard for an open-sourced blockchain application framework BoAT (Blockchain of AI Things) with delivered via IoT chipset and module to enable IoT devices quickly implement trusted data on-chain and access the blockchain services. At the end of 2019, aitos.io and nine mainstream cellular wireless module manufacturers jointly initiated the Blockchain IoT Module alliance, and successively released their own brands of BoAT blockchain module products. This resulted in hundreds of millions of IoT devices equipped with the capability of blockchain services access as a trusted entry of IoT+Blockchain application. aitos.io’s vision is to leverage an alliance of global IoT vendors to empower them to tap the value of applications and data.

At the beginning of the project launch in the end of 2018, aitos.io received angel investment from the IoT industry expert group and strategic investment from Wanxiang Blockchain. In December 2018, aitos.io was awarded membership into ARM Accelerator Camp. In June 2019, aitos.io emerged as the founding member of China Unicom IoT and Wanxiang Blockchain IoT+Blockchain Joint Innovation Center. In November, aitos.io became a empowerment partner of Microsoft’s AI and IoT Lab . In August 2020, aitos.io transitioned into Tencent’s Blockchain Accelerator program as the first member. In February 2021, aitos.io joined RISC-V International as strategic member and initiated to form new Blockchain SIG (special interest group). In April, aitos.io initiated 1st China technical requirements standards for trusted blockchain access of IoT terminals.

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