SDxCentral: EdgeX’s Barcelona Release Sets Path for Open Source IoT
EdgeX Foundry, the Linux Foundation’s open source industrial Internet of Things (IoT) group, is making its first major code release, dubbed Barcelona, available later this month. The new release promises to help take the complexity out of IoT by supporting certain key APIs as well as industrial protocols like Bluetooth Low Energy, MQTT (a low-energy machine-to-machine protocol), and simple network management protocol (SNPP).
According to Philip DesAutels, senior director of IoT at the Linux Foundation, the Barcelona release will be especially helpful to small- and medium-sized companies that don’t have a lot of IT resources to devote to integrating different tools and components. “Today if you want to do what EdgeX offers, you have to have a room full of smart developers that can pick components from here and services from there and then integrate those and make them work together,” DesAutels said. “It’s very complicated.”
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