Ottawa, Canada - April 27, 2017 - The Eclipse Foundation is pleased to announce a major new release of Eclipse Kura, an open source framework for building Internet of Things (IoT) gateways. The new Eclipse Kura 3.0 adds features that significantly simplify the process of connecting IoT devices with IoT gateways and IoT cloud services. The new release addresses the significant challenges facing the IoT industry for deploying IoT edge computing.
IoT edge computing allows for more efficient IoT solutions by pushing the data management and analysis from the cloud out to IoT gateways. Instead of each individual device connecting to the cloud, devices connect to a local computing device, i.e. a gateway, that is capable of managing the data, analyzing the data, and forwarding the data to an IoT cloud service. Some reports estimate that over 5.6 billion devices will be connected using edge computing.
Eclipse Kura enables edge computing by providing IoT developers and solution providers the software services required to build IoT gateways. Kura 3.0 adds important features that simplify interoperability, connectivity, and hardware integration -- three important concerns identified in the recent IoT Developer Survey.
The key new features of Kura 3.0 include the following:
Eclipse Kura 3.0 will be available for download in early May at eclipse.org/kura.
In addition to the Eclipse Kura 3.0 release, the Eclipse Kapua project has made available the first M1 milestone release. Eclipse Kapua is a modular platform providing the services required to manage IoT gateways and smart edge devices. Kapua M1 provides a core integration framework and an initial set of core IoT services, including a device registry, device management services, messaging services, data management, and application enablement.
Eclipse Kura on edge IoT gateways and Eclipse Kapua provide an end-to-end open source foundation for IoT projects and applications.
Quote from Eurotech
“The release of Kura 3.0 and the first milestone release of Kapua mark an important step in the evolution of the technology and tools available to the Eclipse open standards community for the development of their IoT projects. Eurotech is pleased that its ongoing investment in those projects, together with the collaboration among its ecosystem of partners, continues to provide the community with a simpler, more flexible framework for the development of Industrial IoT solutions.”
- Marco Carrer, CTO, Eurotech Group
Quote from Red Hat
“The maturation of Eclipse Kapua coupled with the new features in Eclipse Kura 3.0 such as Kura Wires and increased protocol support, creates a very powerful platform. Kapua and Kura provide a place for Red Hat, its partners and the community to work together to create flexible and open IoT software frameworks and tools.”
- James Kirkland – Chief Architect, IoT, Red Hat
The Eclipse IoT Working Group is a collaborative working group hosted by the Eclipse Foundation that is working to create open source software for IoT solutions. Eclipse IoT is made up of over 30 member companies and 28 open source projects.
Eclipse is a community for individuals and organizations who wish to collaborate on open source software. There are over 300 open source projects in the Eclipse community, ranging from tools for software developers, geo-spatial technology, systems engineering and embedded development tools, frameworks for IoT solutions, tools for scientific research, and much more. The Eclipse Foundation is a not-for-profit foundation that is the steward of the Eclipse community. More information is available at eclipse.org.
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