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Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

Wind River Helps Collins Aerospace Future-proof Avionics Systems

By Andreea Volosincu Future airspace will be filled with drones, commercial aircraft, helicopters, and more. Several prototypes are currently targeting urban air mobility solutions such as air taxis, or revolutionary aircraft models, such as next-generation commercial supersonic aircraft. Add to this autonomous swarm technologies, such as manned-unmanned teaming, and systems for future vertical lift and it’s clear that the technology…
What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

What’s in StarlingX for you and how to get started

By Jeff Gowan You’ve heard about StarlingX but not sure it is for you yet? Learn more about opportunities and the first steps of starting to contribute. Maybe you already know that StarlingX is a fully-featured open source cloud for the distributed edge. Perhaps you are aware it has features like ultra-low deterministic latency, high availability, strong security, and lowers…
Improving ATM Security

Improving ATM Security

By Rick Anderson While the security of Automated Teller Machines is not necessarily “life critical” as with many other industries (think transportation, medical and some industrial applications), there are certainly financial and identity theft risks associated with these devices.  There is much data on the web regarding the various ATM attack vectors, the estimated number of annual hacks and the cost…
The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

The Best of All Worlds: Introducing Wind River’s New Edge Compute Software Platform

By Michel Genard After nearly 40 years in the business, with customers writing 100’s of millions of lines of application code running on billions of devices on earth and in space, the embedded industry’s leading software provider continues to deliver differentiated and disruptive offerings. Today at Embedded World we’ve introduced the newest cutting-edge addition to our comprehensive edge compute software…
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…
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…
Security Response Management: Risk, Cost, and Best Practices in an Imperfect World

Security Response Management: Risk, Cost, and Best Practices in an Imperfect World

By David Reyna Keeping our products secure is a requirement for survival, demanding vigilance in finding, applying, and distributing working patches to our customers in the timeliest manner possible. While there is heightened awareness about device vulnerabilities, what is often missing is awareness about the process of managing the security response process itself. Community security vulnerability data is available, but…
Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

Meeting FDA Regulations to Update Medical Devices for Safety and Security

By Jeff Kataoka Protecting patients and promoting public health is a key directive for the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA). This directive includes oversight on the safe and secure use of medical devices for patient care. That means that if you are a medical device manufacturer, your company needs to ensure that its medical device is meeting FDA regulations…
Generating Heat in Houston

Generating Heat in Houston

By Ron Breault Last week I traveled to Houston to participate in the latest face-to-face meeting of the Open Process Automation Forum (OPAF).  OPAF is a relatively new organization, formed under the auspices of The Open Group and driven by the vision of a “standards-based, open, secure, and interoperable process control architecture.”  When I say “driven,” I’m not kidding; compared…