Advantech and Canonical Form Strategic Partnership for IoT Gateways

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Ubuntu Core operating system provides production ready platform for gateways.

London, UK – August 16, 2016 – Canonical today announced it has formed a strategic partnership with Advantech to work together to certify the company’s Internet of Things (IoT) gateways for Ubuntu Core.

The partnership ensures users of Advantech’s selected Intel x86-based IoT gateways are certified to have a fully functioning and supported Ubuntu image for their gateway. Users will also have access to an Ubuntu image and developer tools to ready their devices for production, as well as a number of services to fully manage their device’s security and software.

“We are extremely pleased to be forming this strategic partnership with Advantech, one of the world’s leaders in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions,” said Jon Melamut, vice president of commercial devices operations for Canonical. “This partnership confirms Ubuntu Core as the operating system of choice for IOT developers and systems integrators who want to deploy products to market quickly. Ubuntu Core is Ubuntu for IoT and it provides amongst others, a production ready operating system for IoT gateways.”

“Advantech aims to provide a full range of IoT gateways with pre-integrated software to fulfill the needs of diverse IoT applications. We are very pleased with our collaboration with Canonical and the expansion of our operating system offerings. This collaboration will enable us to satisfy even more customer requirements and deliver an integrated, pre-validated, and flexible open-computing gateway platform that allows fast solution development and deployment,” said Miller Chang, vice president of Advantech Embedded Computing Group.

Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the world’s most popular open-source platform, while Advantech is the leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation products and solutions.

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About Canonical
Canonical is the company behind Ubuntu, the leading Operating System for cloud and the Internet of Things. Most public cloud workloads are running Ubuntu, and most new smart gateways, self-driving cars and advanced humanoid robots are running Ubuntu as well. Canonical provides enterprise support and services for commercial users of Ubuntu.

Canonical leads the development of the snap universal Linux packaging system for secure, transactional device updates and app stores. Ubuntu Core is an all-snap OS, perfect for devices and appliances. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.

About Advantech
Founded in 1983, Advantech is a leader in providing trusted, innovative products, services, and solutions. Advantech offers comprehensive system integration, hardware, software, customer-centric design services, embedded systems, automation products, and global logistics support. We cooperate closely with our partners to help provide complete solutions for a wide array of applications across a diverse range of industries. Our mission is to enable an intelligent planet with Automation and Embedded Computing products and solutions that empower the development of smarter working and living. With Advantech, there is no limit to the applications and innovations our products make possible. Advantech is a premier member of the Intel® Internet of Things Solutions Alliance. From modular components to market-ready systems, Intel and the 350+ global member companies of the Alliance provide scalable, interoperable solutions that accelerate deployment of intelligent devices and end-to-end analytics. Close collaboration with Intel and each other enables Alliance members to innovate with the latest technologies, helping developers deliver first-in-market solutions. (Corporate Website: www.advantech.com).

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