“Resin.io helps developers keep pace with the rapidly growing IoT sector with a unique approach that brings Linux containers into the deployment of code and embedded systems," said Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner at DFJ
San Francisco, California (PRWEB) April 14, 2015
Resin.io, a disruptor in making IoT development as easy as web development, today announced a $3M Series A funding round led by DFJ, with participation from The OpenFund and angels Gil Dibner and Panos Papadopoulos. The investment will be used to expand its team, broaden its hardware platform support, and accelerate product development to deliver on its vision of making software development for embedded systems as easy as it is for cloud applications today.
Developers use Resin.io to simplify the process of how code is deployed to embedded systems. Resin.io offers a complete over-the-air update and management infrastructure for headless devices anywhere in the world, slashing development time to a fraction and allowing developers to use their existing skills while manufacturers can quickly scale hardware deployments.
While the connected device market is vast and growing (Cisco IBSG predicts that there will be 25 billion devices connected to the Internet by 2015 and 50 billion by 2020), this growth comes with its own set of challenges.
“The IoT is a dynamic space, and developers need to quickly and easily build custom applications for connected devices so manufacturers can keep those devices secure and up-to-date,” said Andreas Stavropoulos, Partner at DFJ. “Resin.io helps developers keep pace with the rapidly growing IoT sector with a unique approach that brings Linux containers into the deployment of code and embedded systems.”
By extending Linux Containers, such as Docker, to support i386, ARMv6 and ARMv7 architectures, Resin enables easy firmware deployment with git, simple provisioning, log collection, device management, transparent cross-compilation, and a secure communication channel, amongst other features. Resin.io allows any language, library, and API that works on Linux to be used on embedded products, slashing development time, cost and management overhead.
“As a specialty coffee roaster and online delivery company we needed an instant response, easy to deploy and scalable solution for running and updating our production line with minimal downtime,” said Tony To, CTO at Pact Coffee. “Resin.io provided us with the right solution for one command deployment for our entire fleet of packing desks. Resin.io has saved us valuable time in our packaging and shipping process. Now it’s git, push and deploy."
“The issue of code update and deployment for small Linux devices has been a blind spot for IoT platforms until now. We got a taste for the limits and difficulties of embedded systems when we had to maintain a network of hundreds of digital signage screens across the city of London. Out of the hours spent in the cold, rain and snow to update, fix or upgrade the screens, came the seed for the idea behind Resin.io,” explains Alexandros Marinos, co-founder and CEO of Resin.io. “Today, our platform allows anyone who is connecting Linux devices such as kiosks, digital signage, watches, vehicle infotainment, smart appliances, etc., to keep these devices updated wirelessly, and securely, at scale.”
Resin.io is unique as a software layer that supports multiple hardware platforms by design, instead of being tied to a specific chip, device, or architecture. Resin.io supports the most popular Single Board Computers like the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBone Black, Intel Edison, and Freescale Sabre. At the same time Resin.io is working with users on bespoke hardware, and growing support to cover most boards in the market.
Resin.io’s end-to-end, over-the-air update and management infrastructure for headless devices makes it simple to deploy, update, and maintain code running on connected devices no matter where they are installed. Resin.io’s goal is to empower developers to write great IoT applications without having to worry about learning new skills, setting up an operating system, establishing a secure local network, configuring a means of recording and viewing logs, and providing a way of shipping new versions of code to devices in the field. Resin.io has offices in San Francisco, California, London, England and Athens, Greece. For more information go to https://resin.io