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Bosch IoT Edge: Yocto support, certificate-based device authentication, edge digital twin filtering and more

The new Bosch IoT Edge releases – Edge Agent 1.2.0 and Edge Services 10.3.0 – are adding support for more edge platforms including Yocto build environments, certificate-based device authentication, new cloud connector written in Go, and more IoT protocols enhancements.

Yocto meta layers available

Bosch IoT Edge Agent can now be deployed on devices running Yocto embedded Linux images. Bosch IoT Edge Agent 1.2.0 offers highly configurable Yocto meta layers that enable you to integrate the Edge Agent into Yocto images for a variety of supported architectures. Once a Yocto-based device is configured with the Edge Agent on it, you can connect to the Bosch IoT Suite out-of-the box, manage data and devices using digital twins, and run IoT applications using containers.

Certificate-based device authentication

X.509 certificate-based device authentication is implemented for the connection to Bosch IoT Hub. Device manufacturers, system integrators and solution provides need more secure ways for device authentication that can be used in different certificate-based scenarios like automatic device registration.

Edge digital twin filtering

Filtering Edge Services bundles and configurations offers flexibility to control which of them will appear as features in the Edge digital twin representation. Such capability delivers optimized size for the respective things in the cloud, fewer messages and lower cost for traffic to the cloud.

For more information, visit Managing Edge digital twins.

BACnet device filtering

New BACnet Endpoint Configurator allows filtering available BACnet devices on the network and configuring their representation. This feature is an extension of the device filtering model with a static JSON configuration file by offering a more flexible, dynamic and enhanced mechanism for local and remote management and controlling the device templates.

For more information, visit Filtering BACnet endpoints.

ONVIF events handling

A configurable Pull Point subscription mechanism enables a secure way for retrieving and filtering of events from a device. The subscription now supports all event topics, in order to receive events such as detectors, sensors, or complex types. With this functionality companies can implement a variety of event processing use cases based on rules automation or intelligent video analysis (IVA).

For more information, visit ONVIF events handling.

Other enhancements include:

  • FIM Web UI group support  – more convenient representation of groups hierarchy, management of functional items added to a group and execution of bulk operations over group items.
  • Zigbee device initialization – added possibility to configure the maximum number of device initializations.

For full release notes, visit Bosch IoT Edge online documentation.