Today, the community driven, non-profit organisation prpl Foundation, announced Inteno as a new member. A major European supplier of residential software and hardware Inteno will help develop one of prpl’s major open source initiatives, prplwrt. With Inteno as a member of prpl and contributor to the prplwrt working group, the community can benefit from Inteno’s experience in developing carrier grade versions of OpenWrt gateways – key to securing the many Internet of Things (IoT) devices in today’s smart-homes.
prplwrt is focused on enabling close collaboration between users, hardware manufacturers, semiconductor companies, and the broader ecosystem around OpenWrt, the Linux distribution at the heart of most of the world’s home gateways. The focus of the technology enhancements in development by the prplwrt working group are centered around creating a robust, flexible open source platform suitable for mission critical, highly reliable IoT products.
“In prpl’s Global Smart Home Security Report last year, we uncovered that the smart home is becoming mainstream, with the home gateway at the centre of this cyber domain,” said Art Swift. “As the connected home market matures, the practices of security and interoperability must evolve to meet technical demands and protect consumer choice.
“At prpl, we believe open source implementations are the best way to achieve these demands. We are delighted to welcome Inteno as a new prpl member and look forward to its contributions to the advancements of carrier grade OpenWrt.”
Conny Franzen, CEO at Inteno Group, said, “We are excited to take an active part in supporting the important work that prpl is doing. We strongly believe that with our commitment to open-source based residential gateway software packaged in a reliable and mission critical enterprise version, we can bring important contributions to prpl.
“Inteno has developed the iopsys platform (Inteno Open Platform System) based on OpenWrt. We believe that by contributing to prpl in developing a service provider friendly version of OpenWrt, we will help them to innovate while at the same time improving the quality of applications that the service providers deliver today.”