Aeler is a Swiss AI-driven company designing hardware and software to meet fundamental logistics requirements by revamping the standard shipping container. Aeler envisions a world where logistics operations are efficient, clean and intelligent. To that end, they believe that building the next-gen intermodal container, one of global trade’s core components, will enable a new era of both economical and environmental efficiency.
Maidbot provides safe and cost efficient automated systems, delivering unprecedented value to hotel operators, room attendants and hotel guests. Their flagship product, Rosie, is the world’s first housekeeping robot, cleaning the floors of small and large spaces in hotels, airports, shopping malls and universities. She also functions as an indoor mobile data platform, collecting and analyzing invaluable and actionable business data including temperature, air quality and foot traffic. Using LiDAR technology to navigate, Rosie has omnidirectional wheels for ease of movement.
Aeler, Maidbot and Spriteguard select scalable embedded Linux platform for rapid development, deployment and management of connected Edge devices
After more than two years in development we have accomplished two major milestones in the last month. We have announced our first equity round of $3.5M, and we have introduced FoundriesFactory - a cloud service to help companies development secure, deploy and continually maintain products through their complete lifecycle - for IoT and Edge applications, accelerating time to market and reducing costs.
Cambridge, UK, 22nd October 2019: Foundries.io, a leading open IoT platform company, today announces a $3.5M funding round to advance its secure operating system platform. The round is led by Crane Venture Partners, with participation from Backed VC.
Edge devices are now at the frontline of security attacks on manufacturing and enterprise organisations. Hackers are extorting more money out of a wider range of companies and corporations, with the latest estimates being that attacks have increased by 500% in the last year.
Why is there no Android or Red Hat Enterprise Linux for IoT and Edge devices? The “one size fits all” approach of a modern Linux distro does not meet the requirements of the IoT and Edge markets because of the diversity of hardware and use cases - from cellular-connected sensors, to industrial IoT infrastructure, to gateways and even autonomous vehicle computing. More complex use-cases and more powerful processors almost universally use some variant of Linux. Simpler devices such as sensors typically use an RTOS. In this article we focus on Linux - a future article will explore the many RTOS options.
Brings secure, supportable longevity to IoT installed devices
LONDON, UK; 5 June 2019: Foundries.io, innovator in the deployment of Linux and Zephyr for Edge and IoT solutions, announces key customers showcasing its ability to provide secure, supportable platforms, realising the full value of IoT.
Recently the Linux Foundation launched LF Edge as an umbrella organisation to establish an open interoperable framework for edge computing, independent of hardware, silicon, cloud or operating system. This is very close to Foundries.io’s heart and mission.