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
The world's most secure and robust OTA solution
During 2015 we spent a lot of time talking to users and companies in the embedded space. Our early findings which continued to be confirmed during the market research showed that 50% of all connected devices had no way to be remotely updated. Besides some outliers, the other 50% had homegrown solutions to do over-the-air updates (OTA). Common for almost all homegrown solutions were their fragili...Read the article
The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters and a Requirements Checklist for OTA
We have published a White Paper on The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters to help everyone understand the range of costs to build a feature-complete software update mechanism for your IoT devices. As more and more embedded systems are coming online, basic capabilities such as the ability to update and patch them are being overlooked and don't take into consideration certain risks, which we detai...Read the article