Konsulko Group supports OpenFest

Konsulko Group is very pleased to be a sponsor of OpenFest, November 3-4, 2018 in Sofia, Bulgaria. As a team of embedded Linux and Open Source Software community and industry veterans, we are always happy to support important OSS events.

Headquartered in California, Konsulko works with customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia to develop and maintain Open Source-based solutions for products. Our European subsidiary, Konsulko Ltd is based in Sofia.

Konsulko’s focus is upstream and production software design, enablement, optimization, and maintenance for customers in a wide array of embedded software markets including automotive, networking, industrial, medical devices and IoT.

Our senior leadership have been contributors in the Linux kernel and other OSS communities since the late 1990s. Konsulko engineers are involved today in many Open Source projects, including the Linux kernel, U-Boot, Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded, AGL, and GENIVI. Members of the Konsulko team have been key participants in major software projects with Google, Sony, NEC, Nokia, Nvidia, MIPS, Texas Instruments, NXP, Juniper Networks, Huawei, Robert Bosch, Groupe PSA, and Jaguar Land Rover.

If you are attending OpenFest, we’d love to talk with you about engaging Konsulko’s engineering expertise and experience on your project. Or if you’re a software developer with a passion for Linux, please contact us during or after OpenFest about joining the Konsulko team.

See you at the AGL AMM in Dresden (and ELCE in Edinburgh)

This week, Konsulko Group is coming to Dresden, Germany to the Automotive Grade Linux All Member Meeting. Matt Ranostay will present State of Connectivity in AGL, an overview and roadmap of bindings and binding APIs in the current and upcoming release of AGL. Scott Murray will speak on the developer panel.

Next week, Konsulko engineers will travel to Edinburgh, UK to give four technical sessions at co-located Linux Foundation events.
* At the OpenIoT Summit, Leon Anavi will speak about Open Source MQTT Brokers, a lightweight publish/subscribe machine-to-machine protocol with a reliable bi-directional communication in (near) real-time, and at Embedded Linux Conference Europe, Comparison of Voice Assistant SDKs for Embedded Linux Devices, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well as an open source alternative, Mycroft.
* At ELC Europe, Scott Murray will explore Building Container Images with OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project, discussing container size, reproducibility, security vulnerability fixing, and license compliance.
* As part of special Embedded & IoT Apprentice Engineer Tracks (additional track registration required), Konsulko Group CTO Matt Porter will present Introduction to IIO and Input Drivers.

We hope to see you in Dresden or Edinburgh, or both.

Konsulko Group extends local support for Nordic customers, announces Konsulko AB

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Konsulko Group extends local support for Nordic customers
Announces Konsulko AB, a new branch in Malmö, Sweden

MALMÖ, Sweden. – Oct. 1, 2018 – Konsulko Group, an experienced leader in community and commercial Linux development, today announced the formation of Konsulko AB, based in Malmö.

“As the demand for Konsulko’s services and solutions continues to grow, the new branch in Malmö will allow us to better serve local customers in Sweden and throughout Northern Europe,” said Vitaly Wool, managing director of Konsulko AB.

“We welcome the opening of Konsulko AB, and the valuable addition of Vitaly to the team,” said Matt Porter, Konsulko Group CTO. “We also look forward to working with the brilliant Linux engineers in the Nordic region on a wide range of commercial and open source community projects.”

About Konsulko Group
As an independent trusted advisor providing engineering and training services, Konsulko Group develops complete product solutions based on best-of-breed open source projects. The Konsulko team of embedded Linux and RTOS experts has delivered numerous embedded Linux-based products in telecom, automotive, networking, industrial automation, medical devices, audio/video, and consumer electronics since the 1990s. Today, Konsulko leverages community and product experience to deliver the best value for customers seeking to leverage open source software in their products.

For more information, please visit www.konsulko.com.

Konsulko Group announces comprehensive workshop, AGL Deep Dive

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Konsulko Group announces new comprehensive workshop, AGL Deep Dive
Takes participants step-by-step through the technical details of Automotive Grade Linux

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Sept. 21, 2018 – Konsulko Group, an experienced leader in community and commercial Linux development, today announced AGL Deep Dive, a live instructor-led workship providing comprehensive, technical details of Automotive Grade Linux, its processes and methodology, release cycles and architecture.

A collaborative open source project for the connected car, Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) is developing an open platform from the ground up for rapid development of new features and technologies. AGL Deep Dive takes participants step-by-step through building and deploying AGL, developing bindings and applications, adding new boards or platforms, packaging and distributing new or reworked code.

“Konsulko instructors are both patient teachers and hands-on pioneers in embedded Linux development,” said Matt Porter, Konsulko Group CTO. “Unlike trainer generalists, we are working engineers, using community and commercial Linux software in development every day. The result is a great classroom experience for students of any skill level.”

In addition to the AGL Deep Dive workshop, Konsulko Group teaches embedded Linux courses as a Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner (ATP). Konsulko also has created custom technical training tailored especially for specific development project needs.

A PDF fact sheet with a syllabus overview and more information about AGL Deep Dive and Konsulko Group training is available here.

About Konsulko Group
Konsulko Group works with customers to develop and maintain open source-based solutions for products. As an independent trusted advisor providing engineering and training services, Konsulko develops complete product solutions based on best-of-breed open source projects. The Konsulko team of embedded Linux and RTOS experts has delivered numerous embedded Linux-based products in telecom, automotive, networking, industrial automation, medical devices, audio/video, and consumer electronics since the 1990s. Today, Konsulko leverages community and product experience to deliver the best value for our customers seeking to leverage open source software in their products.

Konsulko Group to present four technical sessions in Edinburgh

Embedded Linux Conference (ELC) is the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. For the past 13 years, ELC has had the largest collection of sessions dedicated ​exclusively to embedded Linux and embedded Linux developers.

Co-located with both the Open Source Summit Europe, the leading conference for developers, architects, the open source community and industry leaders to collaborate and share information, and OpenIoT Summit, the only Internet of Things (IoT) event focused on the development of open IoT solutions, ELC Europe will be held in Edinburgh, UK, October 22-24, 2018.

Registration for one of the three co-located conferences allows you to attend the other two as well.

Konsulko engineers will present four technical sessions:

Leon Anavi will give two presentations –
* at the OpenIoT Summit, Open Source MQTT Brokers, a lightweight publish/subscribe machine-to-machine protocol with a reliable bi-directional communication in (near) real-time, and
* at ELC Europe, Comparison of Voice Assistant SDKs for Embedded Linux Devices, including Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa as well as an open source alternative, Mycroft.

At ELC Europe, Scott Murray will explore Building Container Images with OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project, discussing container size, reproducibility, security vulnerability fixing, and license compliance.

As part of special Embedded & IoT Apprentice Engineer Tracks (additional track registration required), Konsulko Group CTO Matt Porter will present Introduction to IIO and Input Drivers.

We hope you are able to attend. We’ll see you in Edinburgh in October.

See you at the Automotive Linux Summit in Tokyo

Automotive Linux Summit connects the developer community driving the innovation in automotive Linux together with the vendors and users providing and using the code in order to drive the future of embedded devices in the automotive arena. Once again this year, ALS will gather over 1,000 attendees from global companies leading and accelerating the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for the connected car.

Konsulko Group works closely with Automotive Grade Linux to support AGL development, releases and demos. If you are in Tokyo at ALS, please be sure to say hello to Scott Murray and Matt Ranostay from Konsulko, and don’t forget to congratulate AGL Executive Director Dan Cauchy as an ECD Top Embedded Innovator of 2018!

Konsulko Group sponsors TuxCon 2018

Konsulko Group was proud to be a Gold Sponsor of TuxCon 2018 in Plovdiv, Bulgaria on June 9th and 10th. TuxCon is an annual community event about free and open source software and hardware. It is organized by volunteers and free for all visitors. Twitter hashtag: #TuxCon.

Headquartered in California, Konsulko Group works with our customers throughout North America, Europe and Asia. Our European subsidiary, Konsulko Ltd is based in Sofia, Bulgaria.

If you are building a new product, we’d love to talk with you about engaging Konsulko’s engineering expertise and experience on your project. Or if you’re a software developer with a passion for Linux, please contact us about joining the Konsulko team.

Konsulko Group at FOSSASIA 2018

FOSSASIA 2018 has kicked off this week, running from March 22-25 in Singapore. Konsulko Group is on-site at Asia’s top FOSS event. Be sure to see Matt’s Software Defined Radio talk on Saturday:

Look for us at embedded and kernel talks as well as the hallway track. See you there!

Konsulko Group presented two technical talks at ELC North America 2018

Konsulko engineers gave two well-received presentations at the Embedded Linux Conference, the premier vendor-neutral technical conference for companies and developers using Linux in embedded products. Slides and abstracts are available at the links below.


Tuesday, March 13 • 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Automating Open Source Hardware Lightning with Home Assistant and MQTT – presented by Leon Anavi


Tuesday, March 13 • 4:20pm – 5:10pm
poky-tiny and Beyond, or Trying to put the Yocto in Yocto Project – presented by Scott Murray

ELC North America was held in Portland, Oregon, March 12-14, 2018.

Konsulko joins Developer Panel Keynote at AGL AMM in Tokyo

At the Automotive Grade Linux All Member Meeting at the Hilton Tokyo, Scott Murray, Konsulko Group Senior Staff Software Engineer, will bring his 20+ years experience developing with Linux, plus expertise building custom distributions with OpenEmbedded and the Yocto Project, to the Developer Panel Keynote on Tuesday, February 20, 2018, 11:10am – 11:50am. It promises to be a lively and informative discussion among some of the top engineers working with AGL. If you are planning to attend the AMM, don’t miss this session. We hope to see you in Tokyo!