AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

AXON Predict Analytics for VxWorks Enables IoT Analytics at the Edge

By Kevin Konkos What do I want to eat yesterday?  Seems like a strange question.  Yet IoT systems are architected to often ask very similar questions by aggregating a massive amount of data in a central repository where every so often a data scientist can evaluate and perhaps realize some insights that would have been best realized and responded to…
Fostering Growth and Innovation with Open Standards

Fostering Growth and Innovation with Open Standards

By Ron Breault This summer I had the unique pleasure of being involved in the leadership of an R&D project that fell under the guidance and nurturing of CENGN, Canada’s Center of Excellence in Next Generation Networks.  This project brought together some of Wind River’s leading NFV and virtualization technology, with an innovative cloud management tool from the cloud consulting…
Benefits of an RTOS on Portable Handheld Devices

Benefits of an RTOS on Portable Handheld Devices

By guest author Rodney Feldman, Director of Systems Engineering, InHand Electronics  A real time operating system (RTOS) is used in applications where time sensitive operations are required. Typically, these applications involve the collection and analysis of sensor data, or the control of critical equipment. This contrasts with the use of general purpose operating systems. A general purpose operating system (GPOS),…
Wind River Earns Fourth Consecutive ‘Top Workplaces’ Award

Wind River Earns Fourth Consecutive ‘Top Workplaces’ Award

Wind River was recognized for the fourth year in a row by the Bay Area News Group in its Top Workplaces 2017 list, an annual profile of the top 95 places to work in the greater Bay Area. This year, Wind River was highlighted for providing a culture that fosters collaboration and innovation, as well as creating an overall atmosphere…
Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

Solving Critical Business Challenges for “Industry 4.0”

By Charlie Ashton When you ask executives in the manufacturing or industrial control sectors about “Industry 4.0”, their responses typically fall into one of two categories. Those that haven’t yet spent much time exploring the concept are likely to dismiss the term as Marketing hype, or a gross over-simplification like “Web 2.0”. But companies who have investigated the principles behind…

Multi-core systems: 5 stages of grief

By Stephen Olsen The avionics industry of the past decade has been characterized by rapid technology acceleration, as the vision of the connected cockpit is becoming an everyday reality. Fueled by hardware and software advancements, avionics suppliers can now place up to 10,000 sensors on an airplane wing, not to mention connect the flight to an array of ground control…
Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

Familiar with the New OpenStack Live Migration Features?

By Ron Breault Having been exposed to OpenStack for more than five years now, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve grown blasé with the Live Migration feature; it just does what it’s supposed to do and it does it well.  But when you stop and think about it, OpenStack Live Migration is really an extraordinary feature.  That’s especially…
Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

Continuous Innovation and Reduced Operational Costs

By Ron Breault Sometimes people ask me, “Why should we chose Wind River's Titanium Cloud software platform over a ‘free’, open source alternative”?  My short reply – “Continuous innovation and reduced operational costs.” Earlier this year I wrote an article entitled “Drive Down Operations Costs with Titanium Cloud” which provided an overview of Titanium Cloud’s powerful Patch Orchestration capability.  This…
Time-Sensitive Networking:  Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

Time-Sensitive Networking: Reliable Communication for Industrial IoT

By Ka Kay Achacoso Today’s industrial manufacturing cell can include several robot arms, some cameras, position sensors, and some controllers connected together in a network.  The cameras and sensors send data to the controllers.  The controllers send commands to the robot arms.  What happens when a command from the controller arrives at the robot arm a tenth of a second…
No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

No Compromises on Security when Virtualizing Industrial Control Applications

By Charlie Ashton As long as you select the right software platform, virtualization will bring a wide range of benefits to your industrial control application without compromising on the level of security delivered by traditional physical infrastructure. Moreover, virtualization will enhance your system-level security by enabling dynamic updates in response to emerging threats. In industries such as energy, manufacturing, healthcare…