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IoT device management: Why is it important in managing software updates?

27th Apr 2021

With the advent of the Internet of Things (IoT) and the proliferation of embedded connected devices across a variety of industry verticals, a host of assets are scattered globally across terrain, geography, or customer locations. Support for remote software updates is inevitable for producing customer value and effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smar...

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Name change for Mender Starter: Now Basic

22nd Apr 2021

We always strive to learn more about Mender customers so that it can enable us to serve them better. In an effort to do so we would like to inform Mender Starter customers that we will be changing the name of the Starter plan to Basic to reflect more of our customer profile needs. Please be assured that the name of the plan is the only change and there are absolutely no other changes to the plan....

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Mender 2.7 release: Troubleshoot and Configure devices

21st Apr 2021

We are excited to announce the Mender 2.7 release, together with maintenance releases Mender 2.6.1 and 2.4.3!

Mender 2.7 introduces optional add-on packages, containing a set of features, for solving device management use cases. These add-on packages can be enabled on your commercial Mender subscription (both hosted and on-premise) for an additional subscription fee. Some of the add-on features...

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Using LVM to reduce dual rootfs footprint

26th Feb 2021

In this post we're going to explore using LVM to reduce the space needed by a dual rootfs setup. In a typical dual rootfs setup, the device needs to have two times the space needed by the rootfs partition, in order to have an inactive partition to stream a new update into. But in a typical patch update, not that much will have changed from what's already on the active partition. Perhaps a few libr...

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Mender and Boundary Devices to enable more embedded devices capable of over-the-air (OTA) updates

16th Feb 2021

We are excited to have Boundary Devices LLC, a leading supplier of iMX-based single board computers and System-on-Modules (SoMs), partner with Mender to further accelerate the adoption of over-the-air (OTA) software updates in the connected embedded devices market.

Boundary Devices provides high quality and cost effective boards that include industry-leading software support. Integrating Mend...

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