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
Beaglebone vs Raspberry Pi - Choosing the Right SBC
Both the BeagleBone Black and Raspberry Pi family of boards provide solid, affordable single board computer options for your embedded systems project. If you want to add robust and secure OTA system updates to your devices then Mender.io will support both.
Which board to select for your project?
Which board you select may boil down to a few factors such as your level of reliance on community...Read the article
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...Read the article
Mender 2.7 release: Troubleshoot and Configure devices
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...Read the article