EdgeX Foundry Releases Open Source IoT Framework

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EdgeX Foundry, a project under the LF Edge umbrella organisation within the Linux Foundation, today announced it’s Ireland release. Focused on edge/IoT solutions, EdgeX Foundry’s second major release overhauls API sets, removes technical debt, provides more message-based communications, and simplifies and secures interface for adopters and developers, making the platform significantly easier to use and more reliable.

“As a leading stage 3 project under LF Edge, the EdgeX Ireland release has expanded use cases across retail, building automation, smart cities, process control, and manufacturing,” said Arpit Joshipura, general manager, Networking, Edge & IoT, at the Linux Foundation. “It’s a key to standardising IoT frameworks across market verticals.”

“This release sets in motion the opportunity for EdgeX to offer its first ever LTS or long-term support release as soon as the fall.  This is a significant commitment on the part of our open-source community to all adopters that says we stand with you, prepared to help support your use of EdgeX in real world, scalable, production deployments,” said Jim White, chief technical officer,  IoTech,  and EdgeX Foundry Technical Steering Committee Chair.

According to the company, the Ireland feature highlights standardised northbound and southbound APIs enrich ease of interoperability across the IoT framework, along with advanced security built into the APIs, message bus, and internal architecture of EdgeX. It also boasts on secured new device services and new app services (northbound). 

It is available under the Open Retail Reference Architecture (ORRA), a new sub-project that provides a common deployment platform for edge-based  solutions and IoT devices as a result of collaboration with fellow LF Edge projects Open Horizon and Secure Device Onboard, incubated by EdgeX Foundry.