Over-the-air (OTA) software updates: Build vs. buy
So, your team has established the need for an over-the-air (OTA) software update manager for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) product you plan to launch next quarter. Now, should you build it yourself in-house? Think twice!
The total cost of ownership (TCO) for an OTA software deployment manager can have many direct and indirect costs over the product life cycle. TCO is only part of what needs to b...Read the article
Seeed integrates Mender with the reTerminal and the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for RPi CM4
Mender has a partnership with Seeed to provide remote management capabilities including OTA software updates, configure, troubleshoot and remote terminal access. First, we carried an integration for both the Mender Client and the Mender Server with the ODYSSEY-X86 and now there are reference integrations available for both the reTerminal and the Dual Gigabit Ethernet Carrier Board for Raspbe...Read the article
Configuring QT Creator for Yocto with OTA Updates | Mender
This is a guide to configuring QT Creator to perform application updates to Yocto based devices incorporating OTA updates from the experts at Mender. You may be looking to deploy applications made in Qt onto your fleet of IoT devices.In a very significant tutorial on the Mender Hub community platform, embedded engineer Mirza Krak explains how to take an application developed in Qt Creator and d...Read the article
How does an OTA Firmware Update work?
Firmware updates are necessary to ensure the performance of embedded devices and to remove the software bugs that could impair their performance. It is inefficient to have technicians perform updates locally on IoT devices, at scale in IoT projects it becomes too costly or even impossible to manage. To top it off, there are security concerns, that if IoT devices are not properly patched for vulner...Read the article
Setting up a Raspberry Pi for an IoT project
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...Read the article