Arm forms strategic partnership with Hexing on IoT

Arm has forged a strategic partnership with Hexing to use the Arm Pelion Internet of Things (IoT) platform to create full-stack IoT solutions for Hexing’s customers and expansion into new markets.

The China electrical equipment maker is leveraging Pelion Device Management and standard-based Wi-SUN compliant connectivity for its smart meters and advanced metering infrastructure solutions to penetrate new and emerging markets in Southeast Asia, India, South America, and Europe.

Wi-SUN helps to lower operating costs for large-scale device deployments that are critical for these markets by offering a mesh network architecture that minimises direct cellular connections for devices without compromising on bandwidth, throughput or security.

Pelion Device Management lets smart meters be maintained and updated over-the-air throughout their lifecycles.

“Single-network, multi-application deployments adhering to Wi-SUN standards ensure utilities can be confident that their technology is on the most reliable, economical, and extensible secure network available today,” said Liangzhang Zhou, Chairman of Hexing.

“Integrating Arm’s market-leading Pelion IoT platform into Hexing’s smart metering products and Orca application offerings delivers proven device management and meter control to operate and maintain the in-life assets, as well as the cost-effective solution for utilities,” he added.