Eurotech expands “Best in Class” position in “Open Digital Platforms for Open Source-based Industrial IoT”


Eurotech, a leading provider of rugged and industrial systems, Edge computing platforms and Internet of Things (IoT) enablement solutions, was recognized by PAC (teknowlogy Group) as “leading vendor when it comes to open-source-based industrial IoT for clients in Europe today” in its most recent PAC RADAR report “Open Digital Platforms for Open Source-based Industrial IoT”.

This strong positioning comes from Eurotech’s commitment to be an active part of an IoT partner ecosystem and from the company’s expertise in digitizing many vertical markets, with a high-quality and highly-cybersecure product portfolio, as confirmed by customer references.

As the report concludes: “The combination of Eurotech’s strong commitment to open source (technology contributions and community participation), and its strong capabilities in IoT hardware and embedded solutions makes the company a strong IoT ecosystem player”.

Eurotech builds on more than 30 years of experience in delivering hardware, software and services to address the challenges of next-gen applications in demanding vertical markets like industrial automation, transportation, energy and utilities. This expertise, along with strong relationships built with many customers, system integrators and ecosystem partners such as AWS, Red Hat, Arm, Nvidia, Intel and Microsoft, allows the company to develop trusted IIoT edge components to enable the digital transformation of enterprises of any size with an end-to-end security approach.

Eurotech is a significant contributor and committed founding member of a very relevant open source ecosystem, centred on the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem. Eurotech is a founding member and steering committee member of both the IoT and Edge Native working groups. According to the analyst findings, the Eclipse Foundation, with “Eclipse IoT Working Group, is the leading open-source community around IoT today”. In this IoT and Edge computing focused community, Eurotech is the original contributor of open source projects like Eclipse Kura – an IoT edge middleware for IoT gateways, edge servers, and other smart devices – and Eclipse Kapua – an IoT platform providing security & device management capabilities and data integration with Cloud and IT applications.

Eurotech for years has embraced the concept of sustainability and circular economy, not only aspects of natural environment protection, but also social responsibility and sharing of intellectual property. The latter evolved from initial contributions to several existing Open Source projects into a substantial commitment to the concept of open source in general and the Eclipse Foundation in particular.

“We strongly believe in developing and delivering a solid foundation for successful IoT and digital transformation solutions based on enterprise-ready open source.” states Robert Andres, Eurotech CSO. “Eurotech’s IoT, edge computing and edge AI offering, is largely based on the Eclipse projects Kura and Kapua, contributed and driven by Eurotech in the context of the Eclipse IoT Working Group. This ensures that customers and system integration partners can efficiently develop and deploy edge AIoT solutions, while minimizing risks and avoiding vendor lock-in, with a focus on manageability and solid security of end-to-end IoT applications”.

The purpose of the PAC RADAR from the market research and strategic consultancy PAC (teknowlogy Group) is to provide a holistic evaluation and visual positioning of leading IT providers within a defined IT segment on a local market. Using predefined criteria, the providers’ revenue volumes, development and market share are assessed and compared alongside their performance and specific competences in the relevant market segment.