In conjunction with Canonical, we are excited to announce today that Rigado IoT gateways will soon be available with Ubuntu Core. IoT use cases, such as asset tracking and connected guest experiences will benefit greatly from the combined advantages of open source, secure software and powerful yet cost- effective edge connectivity.
Large-scale commercial IoT deployments, such as those found in connected retail and hospitality, require security and management at scale, and Ubuntu Core brings a powerful open architecture to Rigado’s IoT gateways, allowing companies to quickly and economically deploy and manage IoT applications.
Ubuntu Core is a minimalist, transactional version of Ubuntu designed for IoT and embedded devices running a new breed of highly secure, remotely upgradeable Linux app packages called snaps. Snaps, with their transactional update capabilities, are ideal for fast IoT deployments to enable multiple applications to run on a single gateway. Rigado will support the Ubuntu snap architecture, providing a platform for development of sophisticated control, monitoring and tracking applications.
IoT Edge Security
Further supporting security, Rigado gateways include a secure boot function and encrypted file systems which protect the integrity of the code and data on the gateways, preventing unauthorized code from being loaded. And, each instance of Ubuntu Core on a Rigado gateway is fully supported by the Canonical security and update service with updates and software installations managed through Rigado.
Tailored Partner IoT App Stores
We’ve also announced today that we will be adopting Canonical’s IoT app store which will enable our reseller partners to curate a customized suite of IoT applications for their customers. Similarly, system integrators and IoT solution providers can create their own private app stores for industry specific solutions.
Rigado IoT Gateways
Rigado commercial IoT gateways provide an off-the-shelf, scalable means to connect sensors and objects such as asset tags, smart lights and building controls to cloud applications and platforms. Its gateways provide:
- short-range wireless connections via Bluetooth® Low Energy and 802.15.4 radios to sensors, actuators and devices such as smartphones
- built-in interfaces to popular cloud services, connecting to the internet via Ethernet or cellular telephone networks
- a powerful Arm® Cortex®-A7-based edge computing system to run local sensing, monitoring and control applications in a Linux operating environment
Unit pricing of Rigado IoT gateways, which starts as low as $99, makes large-scale IoT deployments cost-effective. Rigado IoT gateways eliminate the cost barriers that deter commercial IoT users from implementing more complex systems.
Come See Us
Rigado edge connectivity solutions, including its Iot gateway with Ubuntu Core will be on display at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg on Canonical’s stand (4-568) from 27th February – 1st March. Not at Embedded World? Watch as our CTO, Justin Rigling, shares more about the Rigado IoT gateway or contact us today to talk about your gateway requirements.