Driven by the growing demand of IoT ready devices, Kontron offers board support packages, connectivity software providing full security for system health and device management in order to maintain a trusted cloud environment – which provides the base for all data driven solutions and service models.
Security starts with the hardware and is provided by security elements like a TPM on all relevant products.
APPROTECT, soldered on the Kontron products optionally, is based on WIBU technologies and allows customers to protect their own intellectual property or to develop new business models.
Data protection can not only be achieved by the secure communication of trusted devices, but also by encrypted storage devices.
Kontron combines these security elements with software and firmware to offer a complete portfolio starting at BIOS secure boot over trusted boot solutions all the way up to the application level.
Kontron board support packages KeAPI are an extension of the PICMG@ standard EAPI, and provide all board specific information to the user. It is a common Kontron standard for all devices and provides a single device interface that enables a user to access information to the different components of Kontron hardware including the power supply unit, display panel, board information, and BIOS version. Access to I²C, SMBus, GPIOs, and EEPROM is also included. KeAPI supports PICMG standard and is EAPI compliant.
As a starterkit, the Kontron’s IoT Connector acts on top of KeAPI and is a flexible, easy to use, software interface to Microsoft Azure dashboards, which are provided by Kontron for health monitoring. [read more..]It is available as Windows and Linux executable for seamless integration of Kontron products into various cloud platforms. (download IoT Connector for free here)
Kontron’s Health Monitoring KHM is providing board level management tools, which can run locally on the target or as cloud based solutions.
KHM allows access to device information (board type, BIOS version, OS version, memory etc.) or real-time device sensor information like CPU temperature, fan speed, display brightness etc. With these software applications, it is possible to test and bring up processor boards during the engineering phase, but also monitor and control deployed devices during the lifecycle in a local or public network.
Kontron Health Management KHM will be provided for Linux and Windows and can be configured and operated easily.
Based on well-established standards, Kontron and S&T offer open platforms with seamlessly integrated Kontron products like gateways to make sure that customers can easily deploy and control their installations, as well as do maintenance and updates through the whole lifecycle of a product.