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Case Study: Aeler C3 shipping containers assured with complete chain of trust with FoundriesFactory

By David Baur, Trina Watt in news-and-media

June 22, 2020

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.

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Case Study: Robotic vacuum cleaners made secure for life

By George Grey, Micah Green in news-and-media

May 18, 2020

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.

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FoundriesFactory TUF Keys Rotation

By Marc Streeter in fota

March 5, 2020

Built on a vision that the latest software is the most secure, software updates are central to the FoundriesFactory security story. What happens, however, when software delivery is compromised? Is recovery complicated? Enter TUF key rotation!

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FoundriesFactory: Modern tooling for Embedded Linux

By Tyler Baker in fota

November 18, 2019

The days of building monolithic embedded Linux systems are coming to an end. Security vulnerabilities, both on the software and hardware side are driving the embedded industry to adopt new ways to develop these systems. The writing has been on the walls for a while now, and this shift away from monolithic applications to microservices has been happening in the cloud for many years. The “internet of things” and “edge” computing have brought cloud developers closer to embedded systems than ever before.

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Sex and the art of IoT

These are two subjects that tend not to go together in a standard blog, but bear with me please, there is a connection.

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Docker App Support in Aktualizr

By Andy Doan in fota

September 23, 2019

Aktualizr has gained support for Docker Apps. This is a powerful feature, but hasn’t really been described well … until now!

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Introducing Aktualizr-lite

By Andy Doan in fota

September 8, 2019

Earlier this year, I found myself pushing the idea of an “anonymous mode“ for the Aktualizr project which is the OTA agent running in the LMP. This turned into “aktualizr-lite” and has recently become the default OTA agent used by the LMP. This article explains what aktualizr-lite is and why we are using it.

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Keeping Edge devices secure from IoT hackers

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.

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The OTA updatable OS for your next IoT or Edge Product

By George Grey in microPlatform

July 5, 2019

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.

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Foundries.io makes IoT deployable using Linux and Zephyr microPlatforms™

By Sally Doyle in news-and-media

June 5, 2019

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.

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