Toradex Extends Torizon as DevOps Platform for IoT Linux Devices

By Tiera Oliver

Associate Editor

Embedded Computing Design

June 11, 2021


Toradex Extends Torizon as DevOps Platform for IoT Linux Devices

Toradex extended its Torizon operating system for use as a full IoT development and operations (DevOps) platform for Linux devices.

The operating system will now include free remotely hosted updates, device monitoring features, and a fleet management solution. This extension of the Torizon platform will support not only development for IoT devices, but also the operation and maintenance of these devices. Torizon is integrated with the latest Computer on Modules (COM) featuring NXP i.MX 8, i.MX 7, and i.MX 6.

Torizon brings product development principles to demanding applications in industrial automation, healthcare, smart cities, and transportation. Torizon allows businesses to ship products, while improving user experience, fixing bugs, and patching security vulnerabilities.
Software developers can take advantage of TorizonCore, a Linux distribution that is designed to eliminate the complexity of maintaining a custom-built embedded Linux distribution. Smart options allow developers to tailor TorizonCore to accommodate purpose-built hardware and special product needs. Torizon provides optional integration with tools, such as Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code.

Per the company, Torizon reduces the risk of device recalls: The device monitoring feature facilitates early detection of potential issues, and the upcoming remote access feature makes it possible to address those issues before they lead to device failures. Torizon also makes new business models possible, since businesses can offer software and features as paid add-ons, allow customers to monitor device fleets, and more.

TorizonCore and development tools for it are offered for free. Cloud-based features, such as Over-the-Air Updates, Device Monitoring and Fleet Management are offered as subscriptions, including a free tier with basic features and support for unlimited devices.

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Tiera Oliver, Associate Editor for Embedded Computing Design, is responsible for web content edits, product news, and constructing stories. She also assists with newsletter updates as well as contributing and editing content for ECD podcasts and the ECD YouTube channel. Before working at ECD, Tiera graduated from Northern Arizona University where she received her B.S. in journalism and political science and worked as a news reporter for the university’s student led newspaper, The Lumberjack.

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