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See you at CES

Automotive Grade Linux is bringing together automakers, suppliers and technology companies to accelerate the development and adoption of a fully open software stack for all technology in the vehicle, from infotainment to autonomous driving.

At CES 2019 in Las Vegas, January 8-11, Konsulko Group is helping support the AGL Booth in the Westgate Hotel Pavilion, booth 1614.

If you are visiting CES, please stop by to see a demo of the award-winning AGL Unified Code Base (UCB), an open source software platform for infotainment, telematics and instrument cluster applications, along with demos from more than 15 AGL members.

The Year in Review

2018 has been a very important year for Konsulko Group.

We are privileged to work with outstanding customers, helping them build the software for exciting and essential devices and vehicles. From Level 5 autonomous taxis and open source automotive platforms to innovative consumer devices, from lifesaving medical devices and advanced robotic surgery tools to the high-end networking equipment that powers the Internet, these are all products that impact and even shape our lives, now and into the future.

In addition to our commercial activity, we continued our community work in key open source projects, including the Linux kernel, Yocto Project, OpenEmbedded and Automotive Grade Linux, and participated at open source conferences around the world, like FOSDEM, ELC/ELCE, FOSSASIA, TuxCon and OpenFest.

We accelerated our work with Automotive Grade Linux and the Linux Foundation, supporting AGL development, demos and member meetings in North America, Europe and Japan, as well as presenting multiple technical talks at all four Embedded Linux Conferences, developing the AGL Deep Dive workshop and providing expert training, both as a Linux Foundation Authorized Training Partner and via the Embedded Apprentice Linux Engineer program found at leading conferences (e-ale.org).

Finally, we continued to grow our company, welcoming new engineers, increasing the size of our European development center in Bulgaria and opening a new branch in Sweden.

Hopefully, 2018 has been merely a prelude to great things coming in 2019. We look forward to working with all of you in the coming year.

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 announces comprehensive workshop, AGL Deep Dive

Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

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.

Two new articles help engineers new to Automotive Grade Linux

Konsulko Group’s Leon Anavi has made a couple of recent contributions to the Automotive Linux (AGL) wiki:
* ConnMan (how to use the cli tool to connect to a network)
* Media Browser and Player (playing songs from a USB stick)

We hope that this technical information will help beginners to get started easier and faster with AGL. We encourage you to participate in the AGL wiki. Feel free to update and improve either or both articles.

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 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!

Konsulko at February conferences in Europe and Japan

The Konsulko Group will be well represented at February 2018 conferences with members of the team attending:
* FOSDEM Brussels February 3-4
* Automobile Grade Linux All Member Meeting Tokyo February 20-21
* 4YFN & Mobile World Congress Barcelona February 26-March 1
* Embedded World Nuremberg February 27-March 1
Hope to see you there. Please contact us if you’d like to meet up at one of the shows.

Konsulko Group a Silver Sponsor of AGL All Member Meeting in Dresden

Want to talk open source development with some of the top Embedded Linux engineers in Automotive? The Konsulko Group is proud to be a Silver Sponsor of the semi-annual Automotive Grade Linux All Member Meeting to be held in Dresden, Germany, October 18 & 19, 2017. Join us at our Demo Showcase on Wednesday evening, at Matt Porter and Scott Murray’s talk on Thursday, 13:55 to 14:45, and throughout the conference to learn about our work with API bindings and other FOSS technologies that are critical to AGL’s success. If you are an AGL member, you may sign up for the meeting at http://events.linuxfoundation.org/events/agl-member-meeting-fall/attend/register.
We look forward seeing you in Dresden!

Konsulko Group recognized as a top AGL contributor

Konsulko Group recently participated in the Automotive Grade Linux (AGL) Winter All Members Meeting (AMM) in Tokyo, Japan. During the AMM, Konsulko Group was recognized as the #6 ranked contributor to the AGL project for 2016.

Matt Porter, CTO of Konsulko Group, said, “We ramped up our contributions to AGL in Q4 2016 as a part of supporting several impressive new demos for CES 2017. I was thrilled to see our AGL team so well represented alongside other automotive industry companies“.

AGL is critical to our customers in the automotive market. With our automotive business accelerating, we expect our AGL contributions to increase greatly in 2017“, commented Pete Popov, CEO of Konsulko Group.