G+D Currency Technology has assigned RTSoft to code the agent for automated remote software updates and data exchange for BPS C2 banknote processing systems with central dashboards.
- Develop a cross-platform data exchange and software update agent
- Programmed in C
- Utilizing a cross-platfrom framework
- Option to port device logic to different OS
- Slim data exchange between target application and communication agent
- Secure M2M application layer implementation for data exchange with clouds and servers
- Rule engine for dashboard feeds via that channel
- Local software update agent logic
- Future option to port transport layer to TCP/TLS
The data exchange now relies on secure M2M communication with private and public clouds as well as on-premise servers. The agent was designed on the basis of a cross-platform framework. Future updates to different operating systems are seamlessly possible. Today, G+D Currency Technology can update several hundred banknote processing systems extremely fast with only a few clicks at any available bandwidth. Another important aspect for G+D was the plug & play functionality of the RTSoft solution, which does not require any on-site configuration during commissioning for activating the 24/7 monitoring system and update channel. For local maintenance services, the agent also offers a side channels for updates via USB
One of our customers, a CCTV system integration company, requested us to develop a system to count people and measure people flow in underground metro. The purpose of the system is to assist platform load and passenger queues. The video surveillance system had been already deployed there and RTSoft should propose a hardware and software add-on by a very competitive price.
RTSoft helps customers to build AI + IoT applications through integration of computer vision, data analysis and augmented reality. Our experience in embedded platforms (Intel Movidius, Nvidia Jetson, Google Coral) and dedicated ML frameworks (Openvino, TensorRT, TFLite) made it possible to fulfill this project.
The solution should allow an automatic rollback in case of update failures such as connectivity problem or unexpected power loss, implement versioning and secure delivery mechanisms, and be customizable for future integrations.
Additionally, the solution should include a cloud back-end service for device and software repository, content delivery and rollout management.
The target devices’s characteristics are:
- SoC: Mediatek MT7688
- Flash memory: 64MB
- Operating system: Linux (OpenWRT)
RTSoft designed and developed the firmware for a smart robotics controller that makes the controller an excellent platform for educational and business uses.
The system software implements the abstraction interface for work with various sensors and actuators like ultrasonic, camera, thermo, photo, encoder motor, servo motor and many others in Real-Time. The programming API is available in python and C/C++.
The robotics platform features the color touch display with the graphical interface, which can also be customized by a user via the programming API.
Besides on-board GUI the solution implements two remote interfaces: WebDAV and ssh. Integration with a cloud is supported via MQTT protocol.
The connectivity is available via WiFi, Bluetooth and USB Ethernet. SD card and USB flash drives can be used to distribute data to/from the controller. Multiple controllers can be connected with each other via CAN interface where a Master controller can seamlessly operate with remote sensors and actuators connected to a Slave controller(s) in the same real-time manner.
The solution was presented at the CES 2018 Show in Las Vegas.