Wind River Unveils IoT-Enabled Product Portfolio


  • Wind River adds foundational IoT capabilities across product portfolio and announces availability of high-performance RTOS in a tiny footprint to facilitate creation of IoT-ready devices.
  • Company creates IoT professional services offering, which includes IoT startup package to get customers’ end-to-end system configured and running.
  • Wind River product portfolio for IoT addresses management of intelligent devices at the edge, through gateways, across the network, and up into the cloud.

NUREMBERG, Germany — (BUSINESS WIRE) — February 25, 2015Wind River®, a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems, today announced that it has enhanced and expanded its Wind River Helix product portfolio to address the system-level opportunities and challenges of the Internet of Things (IoT). In addition, the company has created an IoT professional services offering to assist customers with the creation and deployment of IoT applications.

Wind River has added application and data services in the cloud to its industry-leading operating systems and IoT software platform via Wind River Edge Management System, its recently launched cloud-based technology stack that is an integral part of the Intel® IoT Platform. The Edge Management System agent has been integrated with VxWorks® real-time operating system (RTOS), Wind River Linux, and Wind River Intelligent Device Platform.

The agents bring secure cloud connectivity to Wind River products to facilitate data capture, rules-based data analysis and response, configuration, and file transfer. Specifically, these integrations provide device-level execution capabilities, remote management and provisioning capabilities at the gateway, as well as cloud-based delivery of software updates. This allows for seamless interaction with edge devices and simplified device-side application development.

To complement its new IoT-enabled product portfolio, Wind River now has an IoT professional services offering to bring IoT concepts to critical infrastructure and other markets where safety and security are imperatives. The new offering will assist customers in configuring IoT systems and getting them to market faster with reduced risk and lower cost of ownership. Services include an IoT startup package, device agent configuration, application/agent interfacing, cloud applications development, and IoT safety and security requirements support.

Further expanding its operating system suite, Wind River has also announced the availability of Microkernel Profile for VxWorks. The microkernel profile is a tiny-footprint RTOS to facilitate the creation of IoT-ready differentiated devices, such as sensor hubs, microcontrollers, and wearables, as well as High Performance Embedded Computing (HPEC) platforms to address intensive data processing. It is based on proven digital signal processing RTOS technology deployed in countless applications.

These product additions and enhancements are the latest in a series of IoT-related updates to the company’s operating system suite, which include Security Profile for VxWorks, Virtualization Profile for VxWorks, and Security Profile for Wind River Linux.

“By adding IoT-specific capabilities to our software platforms, coupled with specialized services expertise, Wind River continues to differentiate its product portfolio and offers companies the key building blocks to enable both the connectivity of 'brownfield' legacy industrial devices and the next generation of 'greenfield' IoT infrastructure,” said Jim Douglas, senior vice president of marketing at Wind River. “Our end-to-end product portfolio not only helps our customers build safe, secure, and connected intelligent systems and networks, it also allows them to harness the intelligence in those systems and networks to drive business optimization and transformation.”

Wind River Helix, the comprehensive portfolio of Wind River products, enables IoT advancements from the secure and managed intelligent devices at the edge, through gateways, across the network, and up into the cloud. To learn more about how Wind River is addressing the opportunities and challenges created by IoT, visit

The company is showcasing its technology for IoT at Embedded World 2015, Hall 4, Booth 260. For more information about Wind River at Embedded World, visit

About Wind River

Wind River, a wholly owned subsidiary of Intel Corporation (NASDAQ: INTC), is a world leader in delivering software for intelligent connected systems. The company has been pioneering computing inside embedded devices since 1981, and its technology is found in nearly 2 billion products. Wind River offers the industry's most comprehensive embedded software portfolio, supported by world-class global professional services and support and a broad partner ecosystem. Wind River delivers the technology and expertise that enables the innovation and deployment of safe, secure, and reliable intelligent systems. To learn more, visit Wind River at .

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