Lanner Collaborates with Wind River to Offer IoT-ready Security Gateways for Faster Time-to-Market Deployment

Taipei, Taiwan — March 14, 2017 — Lanner Electronics (TAIEX 6245), a global leader in ODM/OEM manufacturing services for embedded computing, announced its collaboration with Wind River, to offer optimized IoT-ready security gateways pre-validated and pre-loaded with Wind River® Pulsar™ Linux, helping service providers accelerate time-to-market for their IoT deployments. This collaboration brings purpose-built hardware and powerful software together, with Lanner providing customized and optimized hardware solutions and Wind River® Pulsar™ Linux delivering ongoing security patches and critical Linux updates offering a development shortcut for value-added applications.

Lanner possesses long-established experience in offering ODM/OEM design and manufacturing services for industrial PCs featuring Intel® x86 platform, high-availability and redundant design, versatile I/O interfaces, and scalable customization options. Over the past years, Lanner hardware solutions have met the many specifications and configurations required by various industrial IoT applications, such as physical security, machine vision, building automation and energy management.

Wind River Pulsar Linux is a container OS designed to deliver a steady flow of bug fixes and security vulnerabilities fixes that are meant to protect deployed devices and mitigate cost of ownership and risks associated to unmanaged open source technology. Wind River Pulsar Linux is designed and built from the Yocto Project , of which Wind River is a key founding member, maintainers and contributor. Delivering vital components for the productization and commercialization of IoT devices, Wind River provides software update capabilities during development and post-deployment, continuous security monitoring and vulnerability protection, and IP and export compliance artifacts.

Wind River Pulsar Linux helps customers keep their devices up-to-date and protected against security attacks through constant regular maintenance with security patches and critical Linux updates pulled from a Wind River-certified repository through a secure channel,” said Michel Genard, General Manager, Operating Systems Business Unit at Wind River. “The container OS architecture of Pulsar Linux allows customers to quickly extend and sandbox their applications on top of a secure open source OS without compromising updates that were previously delivered. With Lanner security gateway pre-validated with Pulsar Linux, teams can be confident they are creating devices that are secure, developed using the latest open source innovations and ready for the Internet of Things era.”

Together Lanner and Wind River brings purpose-built hardware and powerful software together to fit embedded development needs. Wind River provides ongoing security patches and critical Linux updates to ensure the embedded gateway always updated and secured. By working with Wind River, Lanner’s embedded PCs offer pre-validated and optimized solutions that can be a development shortcut for value-added applications.

About Lanner Electronics

Lanner Electronics Inc. (TAIEX 6245) is a world-leading hardware provider in design, engineering, and manufacturing services for advanced network appliances and rugged industrial computer. With 30-year experiences, Lanner provides reliable and cost-effective computing platforms with high quality and performance. Today, Lanner has a large and dynamic manpower of over 900 well-experienced employees worldwide with the headquarters in Taipei, Taiwan and subsidiaries in the US, Canada, and China.

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