Tuxera presents at Qt Embedded Days hosted by KDAB Group

Learn how to prevent field failures at Qt Embedded Days

On April 13-14 2021, join us at Qt Embedded Days with hosts KDAB for a deep dive into reliability and achieving it in embedded devices.

Tuxera is excited to be presenting at Qt Embedded Days. This brand new online conference hosted by our partner KDAB Group offers in-depth technical topics from embedded developers for embedded developers – especially but not exclusively for those working with Qt on Embedded Devices. The KDAB Group is a leading expert provider of Qt, C++ and OpenGL consulting, development and training services.

While the full program is available on the event website, we’re letting you know more about Tuxera’s talk, right here. Read below for more details.

Title: What does reliability mean to you?

Speaker: Sami Kassimäki, Product Manager at Tuxera

Abstract: When a device fails in the field, the consequences can be significant. In our talks with embedded OEMs, one thing is for certain: addressing a problem in the field is costly. Anticipating and preventing field failures enables market leaders to invest in innovation – rather than costly resource-draining diagnosis, repair, and redesign. Typically, these costs detract from new product development while impacting time-to-market.

However, embedded devices operate in conditions where sudden power interruptions and other hazards can occur at any time. As the data storage needs of these devices have increased dramatically over the years, unreliable data storage can also be a significant contributor to field failures.

With the complexity of modern embedded designs, root cause analysis can be difficult and painstaking, pulling resources for field diagnostics and post-mortem analysis. What’s more, reliability is one of the most important factors distinguishing leading embedded products from their also-ran competitors. Failsafe and long-lasting data storage is therefore not a simple matter, requiring careful planning.

In this presentation, we’ll discuss different levels of reliability. We’ll also examine methods for achieving long-term reliability – ensuring that a well-tested data storage system contributes to preventing field failures while increasing the lifetime of an embedded device.

Don’t let this free event pass you by

Has any of that piqued your curiosity? Awesome! Sami’s informative talk is just a part of what’s in store for you at the Qt Embedded Days, hosted by KDAB. Check out the list of speakers and topics here.


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Tuxera presented with Future Workplaces award from Siqni company

A Future Workplace: upscaling employee empowerment at Tuxera

Tuxera achieves Future Workplaces certificate, highlighting an ongoing commitment to employee wellbeing and care.

As companies grow larger and expand internationally, it’s not always easy to maintain a workplace environment that nurtures employee development and wellbeing.

This spring sees Tuxera welcome its 100th employee. That’s a big leap in headcount from where the company was at, for example, just two years ago. In the face of that kind of rapid growth and change, how have we at Tuxera dealt with the challenge of refining our employee branding and our culture of coaching?

Opening the toolbox for employee empowerment

Since its founding in 2008 by Szabolcs Szakacsits, employee experience and company culture have always been an important part of Tuxera. In order to provide excellent support to our customers, we first need to take care of each other – our teammates. This means coaching, mentorship, and leadership that empowers employee decision making and self-development.

However, when engineering is in your company’s DNA, tinkering with tools for an improved work culture is natural. And with professionals from all around the globe, we need tools to understand our employee experience and culture even better than before. With fast growth and Tuxera’s drive to always try something new, we keep looking at new methods and tools for providing continued high-quality support to our employees.

Siqni® is one of those tools. This Finnish employee insight survey tool has allowed us to run detailed employee surveys and gain data that can help us plan strategies for improved employee support, coaching, and wellbeing. With Siqni, we wanted to develop a better understanding of our employees’ passions and needs. Our goal was a more complete, nuanced, and actionable picture of our employees’ thoughts and desires. With that kind of information, we are able to get a stronger understanding of where we could do even better as a team, and plan for future initiatives.

So far, things have worked well – we even achieved the Future Workplaces certificate, thanks to highly positive results in our survey. To quote the Siqni company founder Panu Luukka, “The certification isn’t awarded by Siqni, but rather it’s a symbol of recognition by Tuxera’s own professionals.”

We are really proud of this achievement, and it’s an example of the right direction and steps we’re taking to keep prioritizing the wellbeing of our people.

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Fostering employee empowerment across the globe

It’s no surprise that as this company has grown in both size and geographic scope, providing a work environment that fosters the ongoing support of our professionals has been a priority.

Tuxera is at a point where I think it can genuinely call itself a truly international company. I mentioned above that we have hit a hundred employees – at this point, we have people from 21 different countries. In the last half year alone, we have welcomed professionals from all over the world, including Croatia, Romania, Canada, and Australia.

With that growth comes the need to ensure Tuxera can scale up in order to strategically provide strong support and mentorship to all of our employees.

“In 2020, we focused on developing leadership skills of the people in our organization dedicated to taking care of our great people. Though called Team Leads, they’re not managing teams in the traditional sense. Instead, the focus is on providing coaching and support to Tuxerians,” says Tuukka Ahoniemi, our CEO. “This improvement was not only driven by upscaling, but also to cope with remote work during the current pandemic – a unique global situation that has really highlighted the need to focus on peoples’ wellbeing.”

Continuous development of our work culture has been ongoing for a long time. Tuxera participated and was awarded Great Place to Work during the years 2015–2019. That was an achievement we’ve been quite proud of, and we believe it’s another sign of cultivating our work culture towards the right direction.

Final thoughts

Though the focus has been – and still is – on attracting talented, passionate professionals, we were extremely happy to receive the Siqni Future Workplace certification. This is, however, just one step on the road to continued understanding and support of our employees. We’re continually working to keep our employees feeling empowered, connected, and supported. And with the right tools and highly strategic leadership, this journey is only beginning.

 

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Join the SD Association Global Workshop Webinars

On March 25 and 31, learn about SD technology topics important for Chinese and Russian companies in the global marketplace.

Founded in 2000, the SD Association is a global network of companies collaborating to set memory card storage standards for improved use and lifetime of consumer electronics. Tuxera joined the SD Association all the way back in 2009, and we reached Executive Member status in 2013. Most recently, in 2019, Tuxera was honored to become a proud Board Member. Throughout those years, we’ve had an active role in developing SD standards and memory card technology, such as with the SD Memory Card Formatter.

This month, the SD Association will be conducting the following two webinars:

Global Workshop Webinar – China

Date/Time: March 25, 2021 starting at 14:00 Beijing Time (GMT+8)

Topic: Learn about SD Express and the benefits of SD Technology. This one-hour Global Workshop webinar is designed to educate leading technology companies in China about SD Technology, trends and use in fast growth Technology, AIoT and Surveillance applications. Note that some sessions will be presented in Chinese.

Global Workshop Webinar – Russia

Date/Time: March 31, 2021 starting at 10:30 Moscow Time (GMT+3)

Topic: Learn about SD Express and the benefits of SD Technology. This one-hour Global Workshop webinar is designed to educate leading technology companies in Russia about SD Technology, trends and use in fast growth Technology, AIoT and Surveillance applications.

 

Attendees who participate in these SD Global Workshop sessions will leave the seminar better prepared to offer differentiating SD technology-based products in the global marketplace. Workshop attendees will learn about a variety of topics that Chinese and Russian companies must know when selling their products in a very competitive ecosystem.

You are invited to attend these webinars free of charge. During these sessions, our Technical Product Manager Thom Denholm will tell you about the SD Memory Card formatter, developed by Tuxera.

 


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Tuxera presenting at Embedded World 2021

On March 3, Tuxera talks flash media security and safeguarding critical data in industrial & embedded IoT

When it comes to all things embedded storage, Embedded World is arguably the place to be – if not physically, then through your screen. As has been the case with many events over the past year, Embedded World 2021 will be fully virtual, with five days of presentations, workshops, and networking in store.

Tuxera’s focus for Embedded World this year is data fail-safety and security in both industrial & embedded IoT. We’ll have the following talks for you at the event:

Keep device data safe with secure erase

Removing data securely from flash media is more challenging than older magnetic designs. The software and firmware must work in unison to provide secure solutions that are increasingly in demand. In this talk, we detail the secure interface from the application to the media and point out the possible pitfalls along the way.

Presenter: Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager

Session: 4.8 Safety & Security: Security Hardware

Date/Time: Wednesday, March 3, 2:00:00 PM – 2:30:00 PM (CET)

This will be a great opportunity for you to ask our experts about flash media security, live. After Embedded World, we will publish this talk as a whitepaper for you to download.

Expert panel: Techniques to safeguard critical data In IoT

Join us in this roundtable discussion, where you will be able to talk with our experts about some of your challenges or concerns with protecting critical data in embedded IoT. For more information, stay tuned and keep an eye on the event agenda on the Embedded World website.

Read more on embedded data security and integrity

With a presentation and a panel both on the menu, so far there’s only one problem – Embedded World 2021 is a whole month away! To tide you over, feel free to take a look at some of our selected whitepapers on protecting device data:

Troubleshooting corrupted data

Over the years, we have developed considerable expertise and special-purpose tools to help diagnose all kinds of data issues. Our approach is to first determine what’s wrong, then to try to identify the steps it would take to get the system to this state. Is it something that the software could have caused? Did the media fail or is it something different? This paper examines how such questions are answered, and describes file system-related troubleshooting techniques.

Download the whitepaper here.

How to avoid end of life from NAND correctable errors

Flash media is fabulous for most use cases, but heavy reads can cause correctable errors. Linux flash file systems actually shorten the life of the media when dealing with these errors. How does this change with multiple bits per cell, including recent QLC NAND? This paper covers both this problem and the impacts in detail, from flash file systems to SSDs and other NAND flash-based media.

Download the whitepaper here.

Come meet Tuxera virtually at the leading trade fair for all things embedded

Whether you are interested in our presentation or interactive roundtable, we don’t think you’ll want to miss Embedded World this year. Hope we see you online!

 


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Autonomous vehicles and more at CES 2021

On January 11-14, get inspired and informed at this year’s fully virtual massive tech event.

As one of the top technology trade shows around, CES® is back this year – digitally. Traditionally held in Las Vegas, it’s a good chance to experience informative talks from global thought leaders, see new innovative products, and engage with other tech enthusiasts from across the globe.

Data on wheels

CES® covers a diverse array of technology product categories, from 5G and robotics, all the way to automotive. Some of the automotive topics for this year include self-driving cars and vehicle technology. At Tuxera, the data storage needs of autonomous vehicles is a topic we’ve spoken about. For highly autonomous vehicles, data handling and storage is a big deal, with potentially up to 5 TB of data stored on a self-driving car per day. With CES just around the corner, now might be the perfect time to dive into what all this data means for automotive file systems and performance. So find out more by reading some of our selected whitepapers below.

The impacts of file system fragmentation on automotive storage performance

Groundbreaking studies have shown fragmentation to be a risk to modern automotive systems, potentially causing sluggish flash storage performance and even critical system failure within a car. This whitepaper examines in detail the ways that fragmentation affects the performance of an automotive system.

Download the whitepaper here.

Challenges of tomorrow’s data storage in automotive

Historically, automotive IVIs were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Download the whitepaper here.

 


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Tuxera delivers Fusion File Share SMB to innovative WiFi router manufacturer Keenetic Limited

The collaboration ensures secure data transfer for state-of-the-art mesh networking globally.

ESPOO, Finland, and NORTH POINT, Hong Kong, September 24, 2020 – Tuxera, a world-leader in quality-assured storage management software, announced that Keenetic Limited, designer and developer of a range of Wi-Fi mesh routers, has adopted the SMB solution Fusion File Share by Tuxera into its line of cutting-edge networking devices. According to the OECD, internet traffic has increased as much as 60% in the face of the global COVID-19 pandemic. This unprecedented surge means enterprises need scalability and secure connectivity to meet network demands, both now and into the future. The collaboration between Keenetic Limited and Tuxera allows small enterprises globally to keep up with this need – ensuring secure, fast, and convenient network file sharing.

“Working with Tuxera has been a highly fruitful process,” says Kevin Cheng, Director at Keenetic Limited. “Tuxera’s software is well-engineered, and the support we get from them is phenomenal – they really care about our success. The advanced devices Keenetic designs and produces turn out to be a natural fit with Tuxera’s software. With Fusion File Share, our cutting-edge mesh routers are more effectively able to offer high performance, scalable, and secure network technology to organizations. We look forward to collaborating with Tuxera again in the future.”

“We are happy to support Keenetic in developing their line of high-tech devices,” says Heinrich von Keler, Director of Enterprise Solutions at Tuxera. “Organizations of all sizes require network solutions that provide more than just speed. Our SMB solution, with features such as high performance, strong encryption, and support for multiple authentication providers, allows these needs to be met safely, while also helping the environment with efficient power consumption. We are excited to aid Keenetic in bringing innovations in WiFi technology to more businesses around the globe.”

Powerful SMB architecture supporting the routers of tomorrow

Tuxera has developed Fusion File Share by Tuxera for device manufacturers and enterprises in need of a high-performance, high-availability and secure SMB server implementation. Fusion File Share is engineered to enable secure sharing to many devices at the same time – while achieving the maximum I/O throughput from the hardware.

A shared emphasis on cutting-edge design, with optimal scalability, security, and performance, makes the collaboration between Tuxera and Keenetic Limited a natural success.

Keenetic Limited designs and develops high quality mesh router devices for home and business use, combining powerful hardware with up-to-the-minute software, updated every two weeks.  This empowers a spectrum of small businesses with robust yet high-performance network storage. The modular architecture of a Keenetic device solution allows it to scale with end-user needs. Installing additional Keenetic devices enables migration from a single node to a centrally-managed multi-node Wi-Fi mesh system – ensuring seamless roaming and data transfer in different work environments. With Fusion File Share, this scalability is paired with high reliability of file-sharing over the network.

Cooperating for continuous progress

The partnership has also helped Tuxera further optimize its Fusion File Share solution.

“Working with Keenetic Limited has been a great opportunity to advance our SMB implementation to the next level,” says Joel Catala, Director of Engineering at Tuxera. “We work continuously to develop the best possible storage management solutions to the world. Working closely with a customer like Keenetic, with a dynamic software development team of its own, is a tremendous opportunity to fine-tune our software. This way we can keep delivering solutions that help enterprises succeed, but also provide the best experience for the people who ultimately use the devices with our software inside.”

Tuxera sees active, close engagement with its partners and customers as an integral part of its own innovation process and global operations.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Keenetic Limited

Keenetic Limited is a Taiwanese-owned and Hong Kong-based designer, manufacturer and vendor of high-end yet affordable domestic and commercial Wi-Fi hardware and software. Keenetic Smart WI-FI routers have many unique ‘Whole Home / Small Office’ features that deliver an exceptional and secure customer experience. Our product development and marketing philosophy is that Keenetic has a ‘Better’ router at every price point and a Wi-Fi router for every Domestic and SME need and budget.

From our most affordable current offering to our most complex serious business devices, all Keenetics feature the latest in Wi-Fi security technology. Uniquely they are fully modular, and the same devices can be used, out of the box, as routers, extenders or boosters. We offer a system that grows with the domestic or commercial user’s needs, within hardware that is both beautiful, robust, energy-efficient and powerful.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

Tiffiny Rossi

press@tuxera.com

 

Head of International Operations, Keenetic Limited

Matt Donnelly

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Developing tomorrow's automotive systems: Tuxera at ScaleUp 360

Tuxera talks automotive data storage and software development, all at ScaleUp 360

On September 23-24, 2020, join us as we dive deep into autonomous vehicles at ScaleUp 360. In this event, we tackle the complexities of and requirements for automotive data storage for autonomous driving. We’ll have a presentation plus a panel talk that you won’t want to miss. Get a taste of what’s in store by reading the details below.

Solving data storage challenges in the automotive projects of tomorrow

Historically, automotive control units were literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. Consequently, the number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones, but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car. Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash puts further risk on future systems. We describe those effects more in detail, and suggest measures to mitigate the risks.

Presenter: Bernd Niedermeier, Head of Automotive Business Development at Tuxera

Session(s): Cloud + mobile security / IT architecture / Testing + validation + simulation

Date/time: September 24, 09:35-10:10

Key Takeaways: Learn about flash memory, as well as factors that impact the behavior of storage in automotive and ways to mitigate the associated risks. You’ll also hear about the importance and effect of filesystems in automotive applications.

Sound interesting? Download the associated whitepaper right now, here.

Panel: What do autonomous vehicle engineers need for developing autonomous vehicle software?

Can you transform idea to production code quickly enough in the automotive industry? Are you able to run business experiments in the Automotive Ecosystem? Can you be certain that tests are passed and requirements satisfied for each release? Furthermore, can you ensure those requirements consistently stay satisfied for your production branch?

Join the panelists – including our very own Bernd Niedermeier – as they navigate the complexities of all these questions.

Panelist: Bernd Niedermeier, Head of Automotive Business Development at Tuxera

Session(s): Software architectures / Testing + automation

Date/time: September 24, 14:15-14:50

Meet Tuxera at ScaleUp 360

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Embedded World 2020: Whitepapers from our experts

One of the things Embedded World is known for are the informative and varied talks given at the event by industry experts. This year at Embedded World, Bernd Niedermeier, our director of Automotive Business Development, and Thom Denholm, our Technical Product Manager, each gave insightful presentations based on whitepapers they had written.

This year, event attendance and spirits within the conference area both remained high. Many students and developers congregated to listen and to learn. Speakers not able to physically attend instead made their presence felt digitally, giving their talks via video call.

We asked some of our professionals how the presentations went.

“My session, presented early Tuesday, was well attended by an audience of around 30,” said Thom Denholm. “This is an interesting topic for us, because more customers every year are using NAND based media, and we want them to get the best value for their investment. Using the right file system (and smart discards) is only one of the suggestions – the others are focused on the design itself.”

“Bernd spoke on the third day,” said Kerri McConnell, our VP of Corporate Development. “His topic was the Challenges of Tomorrow’s Data Storage Integrity in Automotive and IOT Projects. This discussion nicely described the many challenges encountered by Tuxera customers. We believe it is critically important for them to be thorough in their selection of software.”

Didn’t make it to Embedded World 2020? No problem. Below, you can read abstracts to the whitepapers by Bernd and Thom, and you’ll be able to download the whitepapers to read at your leisure.

How to Avoid End of Life from NAND Correctable Errors

While flash media is great for the majority of use cases, heavy reads can cause correctable errors. Linux flash file systems actually shorten the life of the media when dealing with these errors. How does this change with multiple bits per cell, including recent QLC NAND? This paper, written by Thom Denholm, covers both this problem and the impacts in detail, from flash file systems to SSDs and other NAND flash-based media.

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Challenges of Tomorrow’s Data Storage Integrity in Automotive and IOT Projects

Historically, automotive control units were quite literally read only. Functionality has been defined by the developer at the very beginning, with no major changes over lifetime. The number of write cycles for flash memory was a no-worry. Now, systems have become much more complex with ECUs consolidated into domain controllers and hosting multiple functions on one SOC. The introduction of Android makes cars look like mobile phones but with a higher lifetime of 10-15 years. Together with OTA updates, this results in many more write cycles that might make the flash wear out before end of life of the car.

Fragmentation is observed to have an impact on performance in mobile devices – and could simply break an automotive system. Issues like FCA’s endless loop update from 2018, or the Spotify bug from 2016 with writing 5 GB per hour to flash, puts further risk on future systems. This paper, written by Bernd Niedermeier, describes those effects more in detail and suggests measures to mitigate the risks.

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Final thoughts

Events like Embedded World provide Tuxera’s industry professionals with unique opportunities to meet passionate partners, exchange expertise – and, whenever possible, inspire the next generation of budding industry enthusiasts.

We’re looking forward to Embedded World 2021, and are already planning our next topic submissions based on industry-wide trends and advancements within file systems and embedded design. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to our experts if there are topics you would like to see discussed – if not for Embedded World, then in another conference or even a focused session for your development team.


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Tuxera launches Reliance EdgeNAND file system

New flash file system provides compact, reliable solution with lightning performance.

NUREMBERG, Germany, and ESPOO, Finland – February 24, 2020 – Tuxera, the industry leader in quality-assured embedded file systems software, has released Reliance EdgeNAND, a fully integrated flash file system for managing decision-quality data in high-reliability devices. Reliance EdgeNAND combines optimal fail-safety with rapid responsiveness and cost-efficiency, and is bolstered by Tuxera’s award-winning technical support – providing a compact yet complete storage solution for systems with NAND flash.

Refining NAND for a truly optimal solution

“In speaking closely with our customers, we identified a demand for a small footprint file system that worked with NAND flash, for use in automotive and industrial internet of things (IoT) devices,” says Thom Denholm, Technical Product Manager at Tuxera. “Reliance EdgeNAND is the culmination of that customer-focused communication and product development, and has been created to provide users of SPI NAND with a streamlined, highly reliable software solution for managing data on these devices.”

SPI NAND’s primary advantage over other forms of flash is its cost efficiency. Traditionally, it has remained a satisfactory, if suboptimal alternative to parallel NAND due to slower read data speed. At the same time, NOR flash has shown better reliability. However, Reliance EdgeNAND overcomes these limitations with smart software tools like wear leveling and error correction – ensuring fast recovery and minimal mount times while protecting data from corruption or power loss. These improvements allow for SPI NAND to equal parallel NAND and NOR flash in speed and fail-safety, while remaining cost-efficient.

A sharper cutting edge to embedded storage

Reliance EdgeNAND further expands Tuxera’s already comprehensive premium software solution portfolio, giving customers more choice for their flash storage needs.

“We are excited to be launching this new product,” says Szabolcs Szakacsits, President and CTO of Tuxera. “Our Reliance Edge and Reliance Nitro solutions are used in millions of devices, and feature our Dynamic Transaction Point™ technology, which incorporates deterministic file system operations and atomic writes. These features ensure optimal levels of data reliability. Also, our file system API makes implementation easier to any RTOS, or even a simple scheduler loop.

What we’re continuously doing is finding ways to push the file system storage industry forward, by designing cutting edge answers to specific customer needs. With Reliance EdgeNAND, Tuxera is broadening the landscape of file system solutions, and our customers will now have even more tools with which to solve their unique data storage challenges.”

Reliance EdgeNAND is positioned to provide a unique blend of reliability and fast data recovery in a cost-efficient package, safeguarding critical data in a vast range of devices where security and responsiveness is paramount – wearables, industrial IoT, automotive, medical, military, and aerospace.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

For more information, please contact:

Tiffiny Rossi

Head of Marketing, Tuxera

press@tuxera.com

 

 


Yura Corporation selects VelocityFS by Tuxera for robust data handling in its next-generation built-in automotive DVR system

Tuxera’s premier embedded file system software will ensure stable, fail-safe storage performance over the entire lifetime of Yura’s solution.

ESPOO, Finland, and SEONGNAM, Korea – October 28, 2019 – Tuxera, the world leading storage software and networking technology company, announced its software licensing agreement with Yura Corporation, a major automotive Tier-1 headquartered in Seongnam, Korea. According to Yura, the selection was based on Tuxera’s established reputation within the Korean automotive industry, and advanced expertise in flash storage technology. Tuxera considers lifetime, reliability, and security to be key specifications for automotive edge storage devices and continues to actively develop its flash-friendly file system, VelocityFS by Tuxera, for these requirements. Together, Yura and Tuxera offer a technologically unparalleled automotive DVR offering.

“Cars are becoming extremely data-driven. This is exactly why automotive use cases continue to be our main focus when developing VelocityFS by Tuxera. We are proud to announce one such automotive project publicly. Yura Corporation is a trusted Korean Tier-1 with a decades-long history. Working with Yura is a great honor, not just to showcase our expertise, but also to learn and to improve our products,” says Paul Choo, Korean Account Manager for Tuxera.

“Having a long history in the car industry, we always put a strong focus on the quality of products that we deliver. Developing the world-first built-in DVR System for automotive, safety, and reliability requirements are much higher when compared to third-party after-market solutions. Meeting these requirements was a core priority for our solution. We are glad to see Tuxera as one of our software partners that shares and demonstrates this value and look forward to continuing our co-operation” says Cheon-Hyo Lee, Senior Managing Director of Yura Corporation.

Optimal security through advanced testing

Tuxera’s storage software will operate and maintain the flash memory of Yura’s built-in Cam solution. This is, globally, the first automotive project where an Automotive OEM is implementing a DVR system as a part of their built-in factory options.

To ensure stable performance throughout the entire device lifecycle, Tuxera has conducted its advanced set of rigorous tests on the full storage software and hardware stack of the Yura DVR system. The company has also optimized VelocityFS for the project environment, focusing on increased flash storage lifetime, as well as providing Tuxera’s patented fail-safety technology. As embedded systems require professional maintenance in case of a fault, the conducted tests, optimizations, and safety features play key roles in ensuring stable DVR system performance. Reducing any potential risks in such systems to a minimum is a vital step in making a production-ready electronics element for automotive use cases.

From embedded to removable

As a part of the cooperation, Tuxera will also be implementing its interoperability storage software GravityCS by Tuxera into Yura Corporation’s built-in Cam system. This connectivity suite of file system implementations supports all of the most commonly used file system standards, such as Microsoft exFAT and Microsoft NTFS, allowing users to easily and reliably export their video footage from the built-in Cam to external storage devices.

Tuxera’s long-standing presence in the Korean automotive market

Tuxera’s storage software has been selected by Korean automotive Tier-1s since 2011. The company’s file system implementations are handling data in multiple use cases for both external and internal flash storages. By working closely with its partners, Tuxera actively learns about the production and future requirements of the Korean automotive market, and continuously improves its automotive storage solutions to fulfill those needs. The company sees innovation and active engagement with the industry as a vital part of its global operations.

About Tuxera

Tuxera is the leading provider of quality-assured embedded storage management software and networking technologies. Helping people and businesses store and do more with their data, our software is at the core of phones, tablets, cars, TV sets, cameras, drones, external storage, routers, spacecraft, IoT devices, and more. We help you store your data reliably, while making file transfers fast and content easily accessible. Tuxera is also an active member of multiple industry organizations, including JEDEC, AGL, SD Association, The Linux Foundation, and many others. Founded in 2008, Tuxera’s headquarters are located in Finland, with regional offices in China, Germany, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the US.

About Yura Corporation

Yura Corporation specializes in designing, developing, and manufacturing automotive parts including wiring harnesses and electronics modules. Yura Corporation is a technology-oriented company with a long history in the Korean automotive market. With technical knowledge dating back to 1970, Yura has continued development in these core technologies.

Yura Corporation's launch into the Chinese market in 2002 began the company's globalization including the Asian, European, and North American automotive markets. Today, with a network of 21 corporations and 48 business sites in 15 countries, the company has solidified its position as a global specialist in the automotive components market.

Today, Yura Corporation's capabilities have expanded into the eco-friendly automotive market to include high voltage connectors, high voltage junction blocks, and charging couplers. In preparation for the 4th Industrial Revolution, Yura Corporation is accelerating development of key technologies needed for co-friendly (electric), autonomous, and connected automobiles to become a leader in the market.

For more information, please contact:

Head of Marketing, Tuxera
Tiffiny Rossi
press@tuxera.com

Yura Corporation
+82) 70-7878-1000