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
Choosing Yocto as your build system for your IoT project
Going from prototyping to production, one has many options to choose from to develop their IoT project. Yocto and other open source build systems such as Buildroot provide an automated, reliable and reproducible way to generate custom distribution images. Additionally, choosing a build system gives you complete control of the software and you can configure it to do anything you wish. It enab...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
IoT Development: Going from prototyping to production with embedded Linux
With the advent of IoT and the proliferation of connected embedded devices across a variety of industry verticals, a large share of devices in development are based on Linux of one form or another due to their prevalence of low-cost boards with ready-made Linux distributions. Easily and cheaply acquiring hardware, building custom code, connecting the devices to other peripherals and the internet a...Read the article