I’m pleased to welcome guest blogger Greg Boitano to the IoT@Intel blog. Boitano is a strategy analyst for the Intel Internet of Things Group. In the post below, Boitano offers insight into how this new product removes barriers to development thanks to Intel IoT enhancements. Exciting times are certainly ahead! ~Dave McKinney
Last week, we announced the latest version of Intel IoT Gateway technology with Wind River Intelligent Device Platform XT 3.1. We’re excited about the new developer-focused enhancements included in this release. Our goal with this release has been to deliver new tools and capabilities that developers can take advantage of to accelerate their efforts.
This release adds a new freely available version of our software. Developers can choose either this version or a fee-based version that includes additional value-added capabilities. Both versions are available at Inteliotmarketplace.com. Next, we enable an entirely new experience through the Intel IoT Gateway Developer Hub. The Developer Hub is a web-based, on-gateway, intuitive user interface that provides easy access to a number of on-gateway and cloud-based resources, including visual programming tools. You can learn about the Developer Hub at https://software.intel.com/en-us/node/674959. A few of the key capabilities enabled include the following.
- Access to built-in tutorials and visual programming tools like Node-RED. Check out this link learn more about how to set up a sensor using Node-RED. https://software.intel.com/en-us/videos/iot-dev-hub-setup-sensor-in-node-red
- The ability to quickly customize your build through an Intel hosted repository that provides access to commonly used resources including SDKs and protocols
- Access to Intel provided sample code for over 100 Industrial and non-Industrial sensors https://software.intel.com/en-us/iot/hardware/sensors.
- Automatic notification of available OS updates or updates for Intel-provided packages
- The ability to harden your image in a single step with an Intel-provided security profile that includes McAfee Embedded Control. https://software.intel.com/en-us/videos/iot-dev-hub-save-and-deploy-os-image
Developers can take advantage of an on-gateway tutorial to quickly evaluate the capabilities of this release, and move more quickly to prototyping their solution.
To learn more now, please visit us at https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/solutions/iot-gateway/overview.html, or check out the updated product brief at https://www-ssl.intel.com/content/www/us/en/embedded/solutions/iot-gateway/iot-gateways-product-brief.html.
We’re really excited about this latest release. Check out the resources listed above and be sure to let us know what you think.