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Linux software manages updates for remote embedded devices

May 10, 2010, 19:04 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Eric Brown)

"Lineo Solutions, Inc. announced Linux-based server and client software enabling remote updates of embedded devices over the web. The SmartU2 for Linux System consists of core management server software called "SmartU2 Manager," as well as a 100KB "SmartU2 Agent" client that runs on embedded Linux devices, says the company

"The SmartU2 for Linux System supports a variety of embedded device networks, including home automation systems, a network of shops, a factory, or remote installations of embedded devices, says the company.

"The SmartU2 Manager manages the distribution of software updates for target devices, while also monitoring device status, says Lineo. Updatable software is said to include the Linux system and root filesystem, as well as application software and content. The software can update multiple systems in accordance with an update schedule in which date and time can be arbitrarily specified, says the company. Group updates are also said to be supported."

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