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Quickly evaluate Mender with the new FREE 12-month signup trial

We are excited to share with you that we have launched a new free hosted trial version. The goal of this free trial is to help our prospective users and customers evaluate all the different features and capabilities of the latest Mender releases to enable them make a better decision when they decide to select a plan for their pre and post-production OTA needs. The new free hosted trial version...

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Over-the-air (OTA) software updates in embedded MCU based applications

Many MCU based embedded systems are used in a variety of IoT applications which are typically deployed in the field on a large scale. These devices coupled with the rapid software development cycle, cause many systems to require support for over-the-air (OTA) updates. In this process, an OTA update replaces the software and firmware on the microcontroller (MCU) of the embedded system with a new so...

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Raspberry Pi support for robust system level updates

The boards with binary distros are very popular in the development of IoT projects, such as Raspberry Pi. Depending on product goals, a large share of devices in early phases of product planning and prototyping could be based on Linux of one form or another due to their prevalence of low-cost with ready-made Linux distributions and their relatively quick access and setup. However, when it comes...

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Mender Hub User Profile Series – Pierre Jean Texier

As today marks our third user profile in a series of blog posts that reflect our active Mender Hub contributors , we are happy to share about Pierre-Jean Texier. Pierre-Jean is an embedded software architect since 2014 when he started his career in the field of femtosecond lasers. Now, he works in the secure payment field where he designs embedded software for outdoor payment terminals such as...

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Firmware over-the-air: package-based vs image-based updates

Here at Mender.io, we did a comprehensive survey with embedded developers and what they did with devices that required software updates over-the-air (OTA). Our findings included two very distinct approaches to handling updates, which we will go over in more detail in this blog post.

The results of our survey included the following:

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