Canonical announces deployment of Ubuntu Core across Rigado’s IoT gateways

Tom Canning of Canonical

Canonical, the company behind Ubuntu, announced that Ubuntu Core will be deployed across Rigado’s Edge Connectivity gateway solutions, further establishing Ubuntu Core as the premier operating system for edge computing devices.

Rigado’s enterprise-grade, easily configurable IoT gateways will offer Ubuntu Core’s secure and open architecture for companies globally to deploy and manage their commercial IoT applications, such as asset tracking and connected guest experiences.

Rigado’s IoT gateways can be used across a variety of vertical market use cases, and are particularly popular across retail and hospitality industries where commercial spaces require a secure and scalable infrastructure for edge computing. The gateways support a wide range of connected technologies, including smart lighting, asset tracking, sensors and monitoring, and will be available with Ubuntu Core by summer 2018.

In addition to integrating Ubuntu Core with their gateways, Rigado have also adopted Canonical’s IoT app store, enabling themselves and their reseller partners to curate a customised suite of IoT applications for their customers. System integrators and IoT solution providers can create their own private app stores for industry specific solutions.

Ben Corrado, CEO at Rigado commented: “Large-scale commercial IoT deployments are not one size fits all. They require infrastructure that is open, scalable, and secure, with software that can evolve to meet the changing needs of the customer. Ubuntu Core brings a powerful and open architecture to IoT gateways, ensuring they’re an enabler of business success for customers, now and in the future.”

Tom Canning, vice president of Devices and IoT at Canonical added: “The combination of Ubuntu Core with Rigado’s IoT Gateways creates a truly open architecture for large-scale edge connectivity and computing. Rigado allows companies to quickly and economically deploy and manage IoT applications in a way that’s simple, secure and scalable – similar to what we’ve come to expect from mobile and web applications, and so Ubuntu Core with the snap ecosystem is the perfect platform to meet these expectations.”

Ben Corrado

Rigado’s Edge Connectivity solutions will support the Ubuntu Core and snap architecture, providing a platform for development of sophisticated control, monitoring and tracking applications. Further supporting security, Rigado gateways include a secure boot function and encrypted file systems which protect the integrity of the code and data on the gateways, preventing unauthorised code from being loaded. And, each instance of Ubuntu Core on a Rigado gateway is fully supported by the Canonical security and update service with updates and software installations managed through Rigado.

Ubuntu Core is a minimalist, transactional version of Ubuntu designed for IoT devices, running a new breed of highly secure, remotely upgradeable Linux app packages, the aforementioned snaps. Rigado’s integration of Ubuntu Core with their IoT gateways is the latest example of Ubuntu Core being trusted and deployed by leading IoT players, from chipset vendors to device makers and system integrators.

Snaps allow developers to quickly build and users to easily install software, making it ideal for fast IoT deployments plus the ability to have multiple applications running on a single gateway. Snaps enable Rigado users to purchase a device now that will be able to install new features and applications, without the need for future hardware upgrades.

Rigado’s gateway with Ubuntu Core will be on display at Embedded World 2018 in Nuremberg on Canonical’s stand (4-568) from 27th February – 1st March.

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