OTA management

Geert Van HeckeIIoT

If you have 1 device or 10 devices, managing these updates still is a pretty easy straight forward job. But imagine you need to do this for 4000 devices or more. Indeed, that’s right: how do we manage this? That’s … Read More

OTA security

Geert Van HeckeIIoT

While a connected IIoT devices OTA feature introduces many advantages, ranging from bug fixes to introducing new functionality, it also poses security concerns. Nobody wants to receive an update from another device, let alone a malicious update. So it is … Read More

OTA & design for failure

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IIoT & intelligent OTA firmware updates: design for failure

As Amazon Web Service’s (AWS) Vice President and CTO, Werner Vogels, famously said, “Everything fails all the time”. Let’s face it, he’s right. No matter how hard you try to make your firmware update process fault-tolerant, failure is not a … Read More

OTA update modes

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IIoT & intelligent OTA firmware updates: update modes

As for selecting the right OTA architecture, the one size fits all OTA update mode doesn’t fit anybody. Or does it? It all depends. We’re talking about IIoT, so the answer would be “it does”. For IoT devices in general, … Read More

OTA architectures

Geert Van HeckeIIoT

The one size fits all OTA topology doesn’t fit anybody. There is no “best” OTA architecture. The right architecture depends on the “network layout” of your devices. For example a factory with 200 internally connected controllers has totally other needs … Read More

Intelligent firmware updates

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This is the first blog in a series of 6 on IIoT and intelligent OTA firmware updates. Traditionally firmware and configurations of industrial equipment is updated by a field engineer. The engineer takes his laptop and connects it to the … Read More