Over-the-air (OTA) software updates: Build vs. buy
So, your team has established the need for an over-the-air (OTA) software update manager for the Internet-of-Things (IoT) product you plan to launch next quarter. Now, should you build it yourself in-house? Think twice!
The total cost of ownership (TCO) for an OTA software deployment manager can have many direct and indirect costs over the product life cycle. TCO is only part of what needs to b...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
WebSockets for fun and profit: a communication channel for the IoT
Imagine a swarm of IoT devices. They do not possess strong CPUs and not only have little local persistent storage and not much RAM, but with their weak network connections some are not online at all times. At the same time they provide a powerful platform. You may argue that the power comes from their number. I believe that it originates from the fact that they are connected. Assuming, for the s...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