SOTEC is an international provider of software development and hardware solutions for retail, automotive, industrial automation, manufacturing and energy. As an owner-managed company with its headquarters in Ostelsheim near Stuttgart, SOTEC employs around 70 people in Germany and Romania. SOTEC has been supporting its customers with advanced technology and development services for 40 years. The services range from specialized hardware to the development of embedded systems to cloud architectures and solution implementations. The SOTEC team consists of engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, analysts, UI designers, hardware and software experts. As a leading Google Cloud partner, SOTEC supports customers in setting up digital platforms and thereby in the digital transformation of companies with IoT (IIoT), machine learning, Industry 4.0 and cloud technology. SOTEC is a contributing member of the Eclipse Hono project and developed a solution replacing Google IoT Core (depreciated in Aug 2023). The SOTEC solution natively integrates with Google Cloud Services (like Kubernetes Engine & Cloud Pub Sub), and is used together with SOTECs edge technologies (Cloudplug Edge), providing a robust IoT platform with high scalability.