Odinub: Reducing Operational Overheads Through Open Source IoT Platform

CIO Vendor According to a recent research report by Zion Market Research, the global IoT devices market is anticipated to reach $158,140 million by 2024. The major factors driving the growth of this market include increasing wireless networking technologies and rising adoption of cloud platforms across the globe.

Open source hardware will help in driving the IoT adoption by creating a foundation for building low-cost, portable IoT solutions. Moreover, open hardware solutions will become more valuable not only because they are likely to be inexpensive, but also due to open specifications that maximise the ability of programmers to take advantage of hardware features when optimising software-defined solutions.

One such organization that excels in building IoT solutions based on open source hardware is Ahmedabad based Odinub. The company is firmly committed to creating IoT devices that are power packed yet compact. The company offers an IoT platform with high performance computing power. Through this easy to use pocket sized IoT computer, the organization helps its client enterprises and developers reduce the product, making and POC preparation cost and time by 20 percent. By using this platform, organizations can automate their technical processes and also learn how to create innovative products in real-time.

“We strongly believe in building products that create a difference in other’s lives. We always strive to innovate and develop products that reduce operational overheads,” says Vatsal Maniar, Founder & CEO of Odinub. “To ensure that numerous developers benefit from this technology, we have built and introduced the Odinub community. The idea behind this effort is to bring together the best developers from across the globe to build some of the disruptive projects on a powerful single board computer,” he adds.
SBC running at 1GHz
The Odinub board comprises SBC running at 1GHz. The other hardware specifications and connectivity specifications include – 2.4GHz IEEE 802.11.b/g/n/ac wireless LAN, Bluetooth 4.2 (BLE), 2xUSB 2.0 port, 2xUART, 1xSPI, 1x2C, 1xCAN and 12-bit SAR ADC. This platform also has SGX 3D Graphics engine and provides SD card support with Micro SD format for loading operating system and data storage.

As we are trying to create an ecosystem around IoT by blending the flavours of open-sourced technologies, we believe we can leverage our collective potential to build revolutionary products

A Widely Adopted Operating System in the Developer Community
The organization also offers – Debian, a widely adopted operating system in the developer community. What makes Debian unique among the other operating systems is the flexibility and customisation capability offered by the system. This helps developers in reducing the development time and build products & solutions as per the client’s requirements.

Future Road Map
Currently, the company is working closely with OEMs in providing them with customised solutions as per their requirements. Moving ahead, Odinub is planning to leverage the power of IoT and develop security devices and smart access solutions. Therefore, the Odinub team has already started working on this project and will be launching the aforementioned solutions and their first security device soon. “As we are trying to create an ecosystem around IoT by blending the flavours of opensourced technologies, we believe we can leverage our collective potential to build revolutionary products,” concludes Vatsal.