Witekio Launches The Embedded Kit

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€2 million investment made in new software tools designed to cover everything an equipment manufacturer needs for embedded system development and maintenance. 

With demand for custom Linux systems at an all-time high, Witekio, an international embedded software company, has today announced the launch of The Embedded Kit, a new spinoff brand that will focus solely on selling off-the-shelf Linux software tools.  

The Embedded Kit product portfolio includes four software tools designed to build, connect, test, and secure any custom embedded Linux system. Each tool is available for purchase individually, or as a package, and will include the full source code.  

The Embedded Kit: Your All-in-One Solution

As part of the launch event at SIDO Lyon, The Embedded Kit collaborated with STMicroelectronics on the development of a new EV charging demonstration.

The demo aims to showcase the benefits of the BSP pre-integration options of the software, now available on the STM32MP1 family of products.  

Collaboration with STMicroelectronics

Pierre Gal, Head of Product at The Embedded Kit, expressed their mission: “Our software products have been designed specifically for device makers with the sole aim of streamlining the entire process of embedded development and maintenance, from hardware integration – with renowned Silicon vendors like STMicroelectronics – to embedded Linux software, while providing full ownership.”

Karine Fernandez Martaresche, Solution Support & Ecosystem Manager at STMicroelectronics, added: “We’re delighted to have The Embedded Kit as a new ST Authorized Partner with their new off-the-shelf tools available for the STM32MP1 family of products. Our partnership with The Embedded Kit further reinforces our commitment to empowering our customers with the seamless integration of our products into their projects.”

Simplifying the Linux Ecosystem

According to Tecmint, there are over 600 active Linux distros available in 2023, indicating a vibrant and diverse ecosystem in the world of Linux operating systems. 

The Embedded Kit promises to simplify the complexities of this ecosystem and save OEMs a staggering four months of development time, by offering: 

Welma: A customizable Yocto-based Linux distribution: 

  • Best practice Yocto organisation to support platforming 
  • Advanced continuous integration provided 
  • Multiple update options including Mender.io 
  • Cybersecurity enabled to match OEM needs 

Kamea: A customizable device management & IoT platform: 

  • User, roles & tenants management 
  • Device provisioning, configuration, management & OTA update 
  • Telemetries, data & event management 
  • Easy to configure to build web & mobile applications on top 

Pluma: An automatic embedded testing tool: 

  • Orchestrator to run simple to advanced testing scenarios 
  • Easy to customize Python-based solution 
  • Advanced reporting system to get a global overview and details of execution 
  • A full set of Linux tests to ensure the reliability of the system 

CVE Scan: A tool to monitor the security vulnerabilities of Linux systems: 

  • Ensure high detection of CVE applicable to a specific system 
  • SBOM generation for Yocto with accurate kernel configuration 
  • Long-term oriented with annotation system to ensure tracking and remarks 
  • Monitoring simplified with dashboards 

Samir Bounab, CEO of Witekio, emphasized their commitment:

“With more than 20 years of experience in embedded Linux development, Witekio has witnessed the struggles faced by hundreds of device makers.

The demand for off-the-shelf solutions is clear, and we believe The Embedded Kit product portfolio fully answers that need.”

About The Embedded Kit

The Embedded Kit, a subsidiary of Witekio, is the all-in-one toolkit device-makers need to build, connect, test, and secure custom embedded Linux systems. Their four off-the-shelf products (Welma, Kamea, Pluma, and CVE Scan) are designed to ease and accelerate product development while granting full source code control.

Headquartered in Lyon, France, The Embedded Kit is poised to revolutionize embedded system development.

For more information, visit TheEmbeddedKit.io.

Georgie Ryan Casling - Content Manager
20 September 2023