- Remote device monitoring using PICMG EAPI and other APIs
- Enhanced security and safety for IoT Gateways and Data Concentrators
- Automatic discovery for devices connected to the network
- OTA Software updates
- Intranet or Cloud - hosted deployments
Now days security is the biggest concern for all connected end systems. Most operating systems are vulnerable by design, new problems and corresponding fixes are coming every day. So the longer system is not updated, the longer is the list of exposed vulnerabilities. OTA updates and configuration management features provide comprehensive mechanism for deploying regular OS and Applications changes in scope of Continuous Integration program. Reliability and security of update deployment is addressed with ability to sign and verify updates so that they are guaranteed to come from a trusted source.
Roll out mechanism improves reliability by eliminating the risk of endpoint device breakage due to partial or failed updates
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.