AWS IoT Core Device Advisor now available in preview

Posted on: Dec 15, 2020

AWS IoT Core Device Advisor, a fully managed cloud-based test capability for validating IoT devices, is now available in preview. Previously, device developers had to build their own test infrastructure to confirm if their IoT devices could reliably and securely interoperate with AWS IoT Core. This adds to the cost of development and testing, and slows down completion of their IoT projects. Now, developers can use pre-built tests provided by Device Advisor to validate their IoT devices for reliable and secure connectivity with AWS IoT Core. Developers can connect their devices to an IoT Device Advisor test endpoint in the AWS cloud with just a few clicks, and start testing their devices. Developers can identify common device software issues such as IoT devices being unable to reconnect by using the pre-built test for MQTT reconnect. Developers can get detailed logs in Amazon CloudWatch to troubleshoot and fix the issues during their development and testing cycles before deploying their devices in production. Device Advisor also provides a signed qualification report which can be used by hardware partners to qualify their devices for inclusion in the AWS Partner Device Catalog.

Any device that has been built to connect to AWS IoT Core can take advantage of Device Advisor. Device developers can access Device Advisor from the AWS IoT Core console or by using the AWS CLI/SDK. Once developers are ready to test their devices, they can register the devices with AWS IoT Core and configure the device to connect to the Device Advisor’s test endpoint. They can then choose and execute pre-built tests with a few simple clicks in the IoT Core Console and instantly get the test results along with detailed logs. Device Advisor is free to use and is available in preview today. To learn more and get started, see the the Device Advisor user guide.