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COVID-19 Update

17th Mar 2020

The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic brings challenging times for many countries, companies, families, and individuals. Therefore we wanted to make a brief statement about the state of our operations.

The team has offices in Norway and the USA, as well as remote workers in Italy and other European countries that are all currently experiencing various levels of lock-down. We made a decision la...

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Mender 2.3 released: Easily update both system and applications

12th Mar 2020

We are excited to release Mender 2.3 and 2.2.2!

The focus for Mender 2.3 is to easily update all your device software.

The key features of Mender 2.3 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 2.3.0 and Mender 2.2.2.

This Mender release includes a ready-to-flash OTA-enabled Raspbian image, a new way to snapshot into system updates and support for generating application updates directly from the Mender server! All new features of Mender 2.3 are fully open source under the permissive Apache 2.0 license.

The key features of Mender 2.3 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.3.0 release notes.

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United Kingdom to introduce Security Labelling on connected devices

9th Mar 2020

In a press release from the UK government on January 27th 2020 called “Government to strengthen security of internet-connected products”, the new law and its implications are clearly outlined. The measures taken and plans going forward are indeed promising for the security of consumers of IoT devices in the UK.

One implication of this law is the introduction of a new labeling system. The idea...

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Building Mender-Rust in Yocto, and minimizing the size of a Rust binary

28th Feb 2020

This is part II in a series on writing a Mender-client in Rust. Read part I.

In this post we are going to explore how to try and create an embedded version of the Mender-Rust binary which we created in the project from the previous post in this series. The original goal is to get it below 1 MB, but this sounds a bit ambitious to me. Let us see how we fare in the world of binary minimization.

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Mender partners with Konsulko Group to deliver robust and secure software updates

25th Feb 2020 is excited to partner with Konsulko Group, a team of embedded Linux and Open Source Software community and industry veterans and provide their customers with an out-of-the-box OTA solution integrated into their products. This enables Konsulko’s customers the ability to securely manage and deploy software updates remotely anywhere in the world. This allows for faster bug and vulnerabili...

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