The Future of AI/ML in Avionics

By Paul Parkinson Wind River recently published a short video on our collaboration with Collins Aerospace, in which Jim Douglas (CEO and President, Wind River) and Tim McCormick (Director, Airborne Products and Systems, Collins Aerospace) share some insights into the impact of rapidly changing technologies in the avionics industry. This includes an insightful discussion on “The Next Big Wave”- using artificial intelligence (AI)…
Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

Bringing the Benefits of Linux Containers to Small-Footprint Edge Applications

By Charlie Ashton While Linux containers have been around a long time and are widely deployed in data centers and IT environments, the lack of easy-to-use pre-integrated platforms and lack of interaction with a broader ecosystem have prohibited their use in small-footprint edge systems. In this post we’ll explore how the recent introduction of Wind River Linux LTS 18 removes…
WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

WiZR Collaborates with Wind River to Offer AI-Enabled Video Surveillance and Analytics on the Titanium Cloud Infrastructure

By Charlie Ashton WiZR and Wind River have collaborated to offer AI-enabled video surveillance and analytics on the Wind River Titanium Cloud virtualization platform. Titanium Cloud is a commercial-ready, NFV infrastructure software platform that enables service providers to deploy virtualized services faster, at lower cost, and with the high reliability  that industries demand. WiZR has validated and pre integrated their solution…
OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

OSIRIS- REx: Interplanetary TAG with VxWorks

By Tim Skutt Following on the recent success of the InSight probe’s Mars landing, VxWorks  is once again enabling an interplanetary first – an asteroid sample return mission.  On December 3, 2018, the OSIRIS-REx spacecraft arrived at the near-Earth asteroid Bennu. After surveying the asteroid for approximately 18-months, the spacecraft will perform one of the best prepared tags in history. Lockheed…
Insights from Cloud Expo NYC

Insights from Cloud Expo NYC

By Tony Crupi I recently had the pleasure to attend and present at the Cloud Computing Expo in New York City. The event was co-located with the DevOps and IoT events, and many of the attendees had an IT (Information Technology) background, whereas my background resides in the OT (Operational Technology) realm.  Despite the differences between IT and OT, many of…
My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

My OPAF Experience: Not All Standards are Created Equally

By Ron Breault For the past nine months I've been working as a member of an experienced, diverse team creating a new technical standard for use within industrial process automation.  The activity has been managed under the careful guidance of The Open Group, and the effort is taking place in the Open Process Automation Forum, abbreviated as “OPAF.”   I’ve been…
Wind River Linux – A Path to Long Term Success

Wind River Linux – A Path to Long Term Success

By Teo Bobirnila For nearly two decades, Wind River Linux has delivered the best of open source technology, integrated and optimized for embedded development, with the vision, innovation, and business-risk mitigation only a mature technology vendor can provide. In recent years we saw a flood of devices becoming connected into the growing IoT spectrum, introducing additional challenges for embedded device…
Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

Simplifying the Management of Distributed Edge Clouds Opens Up New Business Opportunities for Telcos

By Charlie Ashton Wind River just published a new white paper titled “Distributed Edge Clouds Are Complex, But Must They Be Difficult?” (spoiler alert: the answer is No). If you’re involved with the planning of edge-hosted applications in telecom networks, you should consider this paper as required reading because it explains one of the most important challenges in this area…
Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

Overcoming OpenStack Obstacles for vCDN at the Edge

By guest Marc Fiuczynski at Akamai Akamai and Wind River have collaborated to provide a validated, joint solution for virtual CDN services delivered with the reliability, scalability, and edge-optimized footprint that are required for cost-effective deployments in telecom networks. As the competition for viewers continues to heat up, and business and technical pressures escalate for Communication Service Providers (CSPs), scaling…
Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

Wind River VxWorks Lands on Mars (Again) with NASA’s Insight Spacecraft

By Andreea Volosincu Wind River is proud to announce that today NASA's InSight Mars Lander, with the help of its VxWorks real-time operating system (RTOS), reached a historical milestone in its journey to Mars; InSight made its 12,300mph descent to the red planet with a successful landing. With the Insight lander’s avionics system based on VxWorks, this NASA mission brings the…