Wind River Introduces Software Platform for ‘Internet of Things'

Sept. 17, 2012
By 2015, intelligent systems will account for more than one-third of the volume of all embedded systems worldwide, according to IDC. With these possibilities come opportunities for companies to use this data to become more efficient, cut operational costs, improve customer satisfaction, and create new revenue streams.

Wind River (, a world leader in embedded and mobile software, introduced Wind River Intelligent Device Platform, a complete software development environment built exclusively for machine-to-machine (M2M) applications on Sept. 11. The platform addresses the security, connectivity, and manageability required for M2M device development.

A complete software development environment for M2M applications, based on Wind River’s embedded Linux operating system and middleware.
Builds on the company’s existing M2M technologies included in its Wind River Embedded Development Kit for M2M Smart Services.
Adds the security, connectivity, and manageability required for machine-to-machine device development, and is compatible with the new Intel Intelligent Systems Framework.
Wind River Intelligent Device Platform features the following:
    •    Wind River Linux operating system
    •    Validated and supported middleware stack, including virtual machine, OMA DM, OSGi, TR-069, and home automation
    •    Wide range of connectivity options, including 3G, Bluetooth, Ethernet, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Z-Wave across PAN, LAN and WAN networks
    •    Secure Remote Management, featuring customizable trusted boot, grsecurity for resource control, TPM secure key migration and integrity measurement
    •    Wind River development tools including Wind River Workbench, based on the Eclipse framework, and Wind River build system for software integration
    •    Web-based configuration management for device provision, setup, and management
    •    Supported hardware, including Intel Atom on a Kontron board
    •    Compatibility with the newly introduced Intel Intelligent Systems Framework, a set of interoperable solutions designed to address connecting, managing, and securing devices

“With the skyrocketing growth of smart connected devices, an interconnected world is becoming a reality. Applications based on systems behavior have become pervasive, and this is the crux of M2M technology,” said Santhosh Nair, general manager of intelligent systems group at Wind River. “Connectivity, security, optimization, and adherence to industry standards are required in order to successfully develop smart connected devices and services, and this is precisely the value that Wind River brings to the table. This platform maximizes the value of M2M technology by building on an integrated foundation of software, middleware, and board support packages with cutting edge tools and development environments.”

“Having a robust M2M solution which includes field-proven software, end-to-end wireless hardware, and device cloud-connected services and applications is key to making the most of the significant market opportunity that exists. As a Wind River M2M partner, Digi is excited to see Wind River further expand its capabilities in this space,” said Larry Kraft, senior vice president of global sales and marketing at Digi International. “We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Wind River to address the unique needs of the M2M marketplace, which we believe is poised for solid growth.”

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