Welbilt is adding higher levels of security to its cloud kitchen platform to keep connected catering equipment better protected over time.
The company will integrate Microsoft Azure Sphere to upgrade security in its KitchenConnect internet-connected equipment and will host the solution on Microsoft Azure through a new partnership with HCL Technologies.
The integration of Azure Sphere in the KitchenConnect solution will add new security capabilities to keep connected equipment protected and to provide secured communication between devices and the KitchenConnect platform.
The KitchenConnect solution improves efficiency, reduces cost and enhances food quality by helping customers leverage telemetry to optimize their kitchen operations.
HCL will develop and enhance the KitchenConnect security solution with Azure Sphere and provide an advanced architecture for improved scalability, security and functionality on the Microsoft Azure IoT platform.
Omar Jacques Omran, senior director for KitchenConnect at Welbilt, noted: “We are excited by all the opportunities presented by Microsoft and HCL, taking our KitchenConnect security and cloud solution to a new level with Microsoft Azure IoT and Azure Sphere. This step will also make it simpler for operators to connect their entire equipment fleet in the restaurant.”