Audio IoT networking firm Chirp has convinced Microsoft to integrate its tech into the Azure IoT platform.
Chirp’s hookup with Microsoft’s Azure IoT platform comes a few weeks after it rolled out a free tier for SDK access.
CTO James Nesfield told us: “We’re able to add a really elegant onboarding capability without adding to IoT devices’ bills of materials. It’s exciting for us to be partnered with Microsoft on this project.”
Users can provision IoT devices such as the Azure MXChip by using Chirp’s audio-blurt tech to literally have the device talk to the network. Nesfield said that “what we demonstrated to Microsoft was [a reduction in time for] provisioning from minutes to seconds.”
The idea is to reduce the amount of time users spend fiddling about trying to connect IoT devices to their host networks – particularly the ones that have limited input/output capabilities on the device itself. After all, nobody likes squinting at a tiny LED screen for any longer than absolutely necessary.
Just for added authenticity, Chirp also got itself videoed by Microsoft with a live demo of provisioning an IoT device into Azure IoT Central, as seen on MSDN Channel 9. ®