ASUS IoT and Canonical partner on Ubuntu Certification for IoT Applications

TAIPEI, Taiwan, September 14, 2022ASUS IoT, a global AIoT solution provider, today announced a partnership agreement with Canonical to certify the device manufacturer’s boards and systems with Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. ASUS IoT devices are used in a wide range of edge computing applications. New devices like the PE100A will be certified for optimised performance with Ubuntu, ensuring faster development times and ease of configuration. 

The ASUS IoT and Canonical guarantee

This collaboration between ASUS IoT and Canonical ensures that individual hardware I/O functions conform to industrial-grade standards and to the version of Ubuntu running on the device. Moreover, security updates for the Ubuntu base OS, critical software packages and infrastructure components are provided for up to 10 years with Canonical’s Extended Security Maintenance.  The solution is ideal for companies in industrial manufacturing, smart retail, smart transportation and many other sectors.

The first NXP i.MX8 Canonical certification

The PE100A is a hand-sized edge computer optimised for TCO (total cost of ownership) and the first NXP i.MX8 device to be certified by Canonical for use in Ubuntu 20.04 LTS. It is supported by a secondary I/O board for extra functionality; the i.MX 8M system-on-a-chip (SoC) delivers efficient performance with low power consumption.

With Canonical’s certification, the PE100A is preloaded with an Ubuntu image that empowers customers to focus on applications and software development. They can choose between Ubuntu Core 20 and Ubuntu Server 20.04 at the time of purchase. 

Tony Chiang, General Manager for Canonical in Taiwan, said, “For Canonical, working with ASUS IoT to combine our leading Ubuntu operating system with their leading edge computing and IoT hardware is a natural partnership. This is a great opportunity for Canonical to cooperate with ASUS IoT to deliver the best possible Linux experience, providing long term security and reliability support for all its end users. We’re looking forward to working with ASUS IoT to deliver many more high quality, great value products for the IoT market.”

More about Ubuntu Certified Hardware: https://ubuntu.com/certified

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About ASUS

ASUS is a global technology leader that provides the world’s most innovative and intuitive devices, components and solutions to deliver incredible experiences that enhance the lives of people everywhere. With its team of 5,000 in-house R&D experts, ASUS is world-renowned for continuously reimagining today’s technologies for tomorrow, garners more than 11 awards every day for quality, innovation and design, and is ranked among Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies.

About ASUS IoT

ASUS IoT is a sub-brand of ASUS dedicated to the creation of incredible solutions in the fields of AI and IoT. Our mission is to become a trusted provider of embedded systems and partner to the wider AIoT solutions ecosystem.

About Canonical

Canonical is the publisher of Ubuntu, the OS for most public cloud workloads as well as the emerging categories of smart gateways, self-driving cars, and advanced robots. Canonical provides enterprise security, support and services to commercial users of Ubuntu. Established in 2004, Canonical is a privately held company.