Mender 2.0 beta is here and ready for you to try!

We are happy to see a further increase in community contributions with Mender 2.0! A big thank you to the contributors for investing your time in developing new features as well as everyone providing feedback and support! The Mender 2.0 beta release notes include all the contributor credits.

The focus for Mender 2.0 is support for Application updates, including package managers, file distributions and docker containers! The key features of Mender 2.0 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 2.0.0 beta release notes.

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A couple of days ago there was an incident involving Raspberry Pi devices running Raspbian. During a period of time devices could brick if you perform an ‘apt-get update && apt-get upgrade’. In this case they would brick by losing most of their functionality and if restarted they would not boot anym...

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The European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) recently released Technical Specification 103 645, seeking to help protect consumers from IoT devices. Supported by world-class brands like ABB, Canon, Ericsson, Mitsubishi and LG Electronics can we expect this to be a first step in making IoT more secure?

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Today, we are very proud to announce the launch of Mender Enterprise here at Embedded World in Nuremberg, Germany!

Mender Enterprise is a commercial offering based on Mender that is customized for fine-grained updates of all your software and devices. It is the supported version of Mender that...

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Our team is very excited to be joining Embedded World from February 26th to 28th in Nuremberg, Germany. Please visit us at Hall 4 Booth 4-671. We look forward to hearing about the many exciting projects at Embedded World:

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Back in December we started the discussion of where best to foster Mender’s online community. We love that we have an active mailing list for the project, but we know that mailing lists aren’t the easiest to use for everyone. We felt that moving these discussions to a forum format could make it easier for everyone - especially new users - to find the information they need and ultimately to contribute back to the Mender project.

We asked the community, and the feedback was very clearly in favor of migrating to a forum. Therefore, as of March 4th we will move the mailing list to the General Discussions category on Mender Hub!

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Support for update modules is soon coming to Mender!

Technically, an update module implements one or more of the actions that the Mender client carries out when installing an Artifact payload. The “core” action all update modules must implement is the Install action, which implements how an Arti...

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We participated in FOSDEM from February 2nd to 3rd in Brussels, where we also gave a talk on Mender.io which you can view here.

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In a recent report, McKinsey shared the findings from a survey of IoT practitioners at 300 businesses with mature IoT programs (those that have expanded beyond pilot projects) Their focus was on what distinguishes leaders from laggards.

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We will be hosting a Meetup this Wednesday, January 16th in San Francisco on IoT Application Prototyping with Debian and BeagleBone and we hope you can make it. You can find the details here.

Other upcoming events include our participation at FOSDEM in Brussels on February 2nd and 3rd: Mende...

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If you are using a Raspberry Pi with the Raspbian OS, a new way to update it remotely is available!

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We are happy to announce the production releases Mender 1.7.0 and 1.6.1!

The key features of Mender 1.7 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 1.7.0 and Mender 1.6.1.

We are happy to see an increase in community contributions with Mender 1.7! A big thank you to the contributors for investing your time in developing new features as well as everyone providing feedback and support! To give due credit, the changelog for Mender 1.7 and later includes contributor statistics.

The focus for Mender 1.7 is to make Linux support much easier, including binary Linux distributions! The key features of Mender 1.7 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.7.0 release notes.

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Mender's Drew Moseley gave a talk at the recent Embedded Linux Conference/OpenIoT Summit in Edinburgh on the considerations device manufacturers should have when designing Linux-based connected devices.

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Mender 1.7 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

We are happy to see a clear increase in community contributions with Mender 1.7! A big thank you to the contributors for investing your time in developing new features as well as everyone providing feedback and support!

The focus for Mender 1.7 is to make Linux support much easier, including binary Linux distributions! The key features of Mender 1.7 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.7.0 beta release notes.

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Mender's Mirza Krak gave a talk on strategies for developing and deploying embedded applications and images at Embedded Linux Conference/OpenIoT Summit in Edinburgh this past October.

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Mender's Drew Moseley did a talk on Why the Yocto Project at the recent Embedded Linux Conference/OpenIoT Summit in Edinburgh.

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We are very excited to announce our collaboration and reference integration with Google Cloud IoT Core! The reference integration between Google and Mender allows developers to detect issues and correct them with over-the-air updates. You can read mo...

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We are very excited to announce Mender Hub: a community-supported repository to enable OTA updates on any board and OS. Our goal is to create the world’s largest repository to enable a secure and robust OTA update process for connected devices. Please join us today and be part of writing the his...

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According to Gartner, there will be almost 3 billion new internet-connected devices in 2018. Unfortunately, most of these devices lack basic security features, making them susceptible to hacking and being compromised. A few days ago, California took the first steps in making connected devices more s...

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We are looking forward to a very busy October and two very special announcements. Please stay tuned!

In the meantime, we were featured on the cover of Linux Magazine France.

We also have some upcoming events we hope you can be a part of:

Our CTO, Eystein Stenberg, will be presenting at ARM Te...

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We are happy to announce the production releases Mender 1.6.0 and 1.5.1!

The ongoing focus for Mender is to:

  • broaden the supported device types
  • make the device integration process as easy as possible

The key features of Mender 1.6 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 1.6.0 and Mender 1.5.1.

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Support for updating Raspbian is coming to Mender! You can already test doing remote over-the-air updates with Raspbian and the Raspbierry Pi 3 with the demo images provided in this post.

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Join us at Open Source Summit! We'll be there in Vancouver, Canada, from August 29th to 31st at booth 15. We will also be hosting a BoF on Wednesday evening (and yes, beer will be provided). If you can't make it, there will be plenty of opportunities to see the Mender team at these upcoming event...

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Mender 1.6 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

The ongoing focus for Mender is to broaden the supported device types and making the device integration process as easy as possible. The key features of Mender 1.6 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.6.0 beta release notes.

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With our recent release of Hosted Mender, the Mender update server as a service, we thought it was a good time to reassess our support for the Toradex Colibri platforms. Previously we had supported the Colibri i.MX7 platform as a standard Yocto integration pairing our meta-mender layer with th...

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Today, Mender's Drew Moseley gave two talks at O'Reilly's OSCON.

You can see Drew (or at least, half of Drew's face) with the audience at the IoT botnet wars talk:

Drew's other talk was Key Considerations for IoT Software Updates.

We will be hosting a joint webinar with Toradex on A...

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We are proud to announce that Mender has entered the league of the most prestigious and ambitious projects in Europe through the award of a phase 2 SME project under the Horizon 2020 project. The SME program supports “high-risk, high-potential SMEs to develop and bring to market new products, servi...

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We are happy to announce the production releases Mender 1.5.0 and 1.4.2!

The key features of Mender 1.5 are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the release notes of Mender 1.5.0 and Mender 1.4.2.

Intel x86 support

Since the launch of Mender 1.0, a wide range of communi...

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View our 2 minute video explaining the challenge of updating devices remotely and why Mender should be considered over building your own update mechanism:

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"Cyberthreats continue to impose an ever-bigger danger across the fabric of our society. Governments around the world are waking up to this harsh reality and, as with global warming, this can best be dealt with at an international level.”

In the latest TechTarget IoT Agenda post, our own Thomas...

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We will be live streaming a session of Google Hangout on Air to introduce and demonstrate Hosted Mender on Thursday, May 31st at 10:00am EDT/16:00 CEST.

Please register here!

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We hope everyone enjoyed the Meetup this past Tuesday in Silicon Valley! For those that couldn't make it, we have published the slides on considerations for IoT development. Feel free to contact our presenter, Drew if you have any additional questions.

You can find the slides here.

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Mender 1.5.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

The key features of Mender 1.5 beta are covered below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.5.0 beta release notes.

Intel x86 support

Since the launch of Mender 1.0, a wide range of community members and customers using...

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We are proud to announce the launch of Hosted Mender! We have been working with hundreds of Hosted Mender beta testers to make certain our customers will have access to a secure and robust on-demand software updater for the Internet of Things. The wait is now over for our production-grade hosted O...

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Our own Drew Moseley will be giving a talk on The IoT Botnet Wars, Linux Devices, and the Absence of Basic Security Hardening on Thursday, April 19th at the Embedded Systems Conference in Boston.

Our other upcoming events can always be found on our website, but here is a list of upcoming activ...

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We are happy to announce that we have successfully verified that Mender works on the new Raspberry Pi 3 Model B+. With the latest changes in the meta-raspberrypi Yocto master branch layer, we are able to deploy OTA updates to this new model of the Raspberry Pi family.

We also recently validate...

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The following is a guest blog post from Alan Alberghini, who graciously opted to share IOOOTA's journey in adopting Mender.

"I work for an Italian company named IOOOTA SRL whose focus is on IoT devices and, more specifically, we’re currently working on implementing a multi-protocol smarthome gat...

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We are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.4.0!

The key features of Mender 1.4 are covered here Mender 1.4 are covered here. Furthermore, you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.4.0 release notes.

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Mender is a proud sponsor for the Embedded Linux Conference and OpenIoT Summit this Monday, March 12th through Wednesday, March 14th in Portland, Oregon. #lfelc #openiot

Visit us at booth 25 or come to one of our two talks:

Tuesday, March 13th at 10:50am (Pavilion East) Comparing and Contrastin...

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We would love to hear how you're using Mender today and if you'd be open to sharing a blog post about it and your use case (although that's not necessary), we'd very much appreciate it.

We'll mail you a Mender T-shirt, a Mender laptop sticker, and a Mender luggage tag.

Email us at contact@mender...

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Mender 1.4.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

In addition, we are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.3.1! The Mender 1.3.1 release notes contains the details on the improvements in the Mender 1.3.1 patch release.

The key features of Mender 1.4 beta are covered in th...

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Greg Di Stefano is a software developer and a key member of the Mender project. He had a talk at FOSDEM in Brussels earlier this month. The talk was about IoT Botnets, Linux devices, and the absence of basic security hardening.

We apologize to the folks who could not attend the talk due to the lim...

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We have provided a How-to guide on getting Mender OTA integrated to the Toradex Colibri iMX7. This will show you how to get a Yocto build with Mender integrated on this production-grade board. Toradex provides high quality embedded hardware and we have partnered with Toradex due to their mature...

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We have published a White Paper on The Hidden Costs of Homegrown Updaters to help everyone understand the range of costs to build a feature-complete software update mechanism for your IoT devices. As more and more embedded systems are coming online, basic capabilities such as the ability to update...

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We are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.3.0!

The key features of Mender 1.3 are listed below below, and you can see the detailed items in the Mender 1.3.0 release notes

The new version includes:

  • Easier device integration: Automated U-Boot patching
  • Yocto Project rocko (2....

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The world of connected devices is growing rapidly. Everything from smart lighting to refrigerators to connected cars all hook into an ever more hyperconnected world in the name of efficiency and convenience. But the promise of smarter, more intelligent products are under threat from botnet operators...

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Mender 1.3.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

In addition, we are happy to announce the production release of Mender 1.2.2! The Mender 1.2.2 release notes contains the details on the improvements in the Mender 1.2.2 patch release.

The key features of Mender 1.3 beta are covered bel...

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Last month, Linux Journal published an online article on key considerations for software updates for embedded Linux and IoT. The article was written by our own Eystein Stenberg.

One might think creating a solution for software update of connected devices is easy, but as Eystein shows us, there are...

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On September 27th, we held a joint webinar with Toradex presented by Drew Moseley of Mender and Brandon Shibley of Toradex.

Toradex is a Swiss founded and industry leading embedded computing manufacturer that provides Single Board Computers and System on Module solutions with strong embedded exp...

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There has beeen a lot of interest in the ability to run pre- and postinstall scripts, before and after the Mender Client writes the root file system.

Mender 1.2 not only includes support for pre- and postinstall scripts, but more generally state scripts. State scripts are more general and useful t...

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Mender 1.2.0 beta is here and ready for you to try out!

There has beeen a lot of interest in the ability to run pre- and postinstall scripts, before and after the Mender Client writes the root file system. The most common use case is to do application data migration, for example if application dat...

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Today, Ralph Nguyen wrote a post on "The IoT Botnet Wars: How to Harden Linux Devices from DoS Attacks" on Electronicdesign.com.

While fighting botnets like Mirai and BrickerBot with another botnet, Hajime, may help prevent denial-of-service attacks on the IoT, the best defense is a basic system s...

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This month, Mender's own Drew Moseley wrote a blog post on "Why the Yocto Project for IoT" on Embedded.com. It outlines many of the reasons why we chose it as the first platform to support.

Yocto is essentially a build system and a collection of tools to build your own Linux distribution based on...

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The officially supported hardware platform for the Mender OTA updater client is the Beaglebone. The recipes needed to support this platform are part of the standard meta-mender layer and testing of the client on this platform is integrated into our board farm and automated build infrastructure.

Su...

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Today we are proud to reveal our new name and brand; Northern.tech.

Northern.tech aims to become an international engineering powerhouse where bright and team oriented people work together to create the easiest to use solutions to support our mission of “Securing the World’s Connected Devices”....

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