The RTOS as the Engine Powering the Internet of Things

July 28, 2014 // By Windriver

Billions of intelligent devices and systems make up IoT. The majority of these “things” are embedded systems, many of which are running a real-time operating system (RTOS). This paper outlines the critical features and characteristics an RTOS must have in order to meet the challenges and realize the enormous opportunities of IoT.

Driven by the convergence of cloud technology, growing data volumes, and increasingly connected devices, the Internet of Things (IoT) poses new challenges and presents new revenue opportunities. This system-of-systems is fundamental to realizing business value—unlocking the insight hidden in data, identifying and creating new services, enhancing productivity and efficiency, improving real-time decision making, solving critical problems, and developing new, innovative user experiences.
windriver, IoT, embedded, RTOS