Requirements of a successful OTA update mechanism
With the proliferation of embedded devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) 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 effective operations. Industry verticals such as transportation, energy, consumer, smart building and manufacturing rely heavily on a potent...Read the article
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As we move toward a more software driven world, industry after industry is up for a strong shake up. Probably no industry, except from the governmentally protected or monopolies, should feel safe. The shift from a physical read-only world (produce a product, ship it, never change it), to a virtual writable world (offer a service, keep improving it) imposes massive challenges to incumbents.
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The intersection of modern OTA updates and configuration management
The term over-the-air (OTA) updates is today often used interchangeably with “software updates” in the context of connected devices and IoT.
However, the term originates from the telecom industry, where it has been used for a much wider scope than just software. For example, a special type of SMS message from the cellular provider to all phone subscribers can change the way phones are configure...Read the article
Managing fleets of connected devices with Phased Rollout
Updating and deploying software to a large number of connected devices in the field with thousands or tens of thousands of devices, can pose a significant risk with negative repercussions.
Regardless of how well tested the software and update process is, you will only know how well the deployment works for your customers after it has been released into the field. Differences in time zones, netwo...Read the article