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Mender 3.1 release: Monitor using edge processing

We are excited to announce the Mender 3.1 release!

Mender 3.1 introduces the brand new Monitor add-on package. Unlike traditional monitoring tools, Mender’s Monitor add-on is built for connected devices. It uses edge processing, is designed for intermittent connectivity and requires much less bandwidth.

The Monitor add-on package complements the Troubleshoot and Configure add-on packages relea...

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What is the right strategy for IoT update management?

13th Jul 2021

When designing and provisioning OTA software updates in IoT update management, it is important to think about the right strategy for deploying the updates to your device fleet. This is an essential step in figuring out how to build a management workflow for your IoT fleet. It is important to understand the distinct nuances of system updates and application updates and which ones are most suitable...

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Setting up a Raspberry Pi for an IoT project

25th Jun 2021

So you have decided you are going to use a Raspberry Pi as the hardware platform for your IoT project. A key part of the project is to update the software on your Raspberry Pi for various reasons that may arise such as bug fixes, security patches and user level application updates to name a few. Then you must focus on provisioning a robust and secure OTA software update manager for your Raspberry...

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WebSockets for fun and profit: a communication channel for the IoT

29th Apr 2021

Imagine a swarm of IoT devices. They do not possess strong CPUs and not only have little local persistent storage and not much RAM, but with their weak network connections some are not online at all times. At the same time they provide a powerful platform. You may argue that the power comes from their number. I believe that it originates from the fact that they are connected. Assuming, for the s...

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

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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