DFI Partners With Ubuntu For IoT Hardware, OTA Updates

Written by Michael Larabel in Ubuntu on 25 February 2021 at 05:56 AM EST. 1 Comment
Most of you probably haven't heard of DFI much in nearly two decades since the days of their colorful "LanParty" motherboards that were well known at the time, but these days they are focused on the industrial computer industry and have now teamed up with Canonical to partake in the Ubuntu IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program.

DFI is the first industrial computer vendor joining the Ubuntu IoT Hardware Certification Partner Program for Ubuntu-certified hardware focused on the Internet of Things and embracing over-the-air software updates.

Initial DFI products passing the Ubuntu IoT hardware certification process include the EC70A-KU fanless embedded system that is Intel-powered and the DFI GHF51 that is a mini industrial motherboard making use of the AMD Ryzen R1000. There is also the upcoming DFI EC90A-GH fanless embedded system that will offer Ubuntu Core and based on the Ryzen-powered GHF51.

As part of the program, DFI is embracing Ubuntu Core and the Snap packaging format.

More details on this hardware partnership between DFI and Ubuntu can find the details today at Ubuntu.com.
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