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ASRock Industrial Partners with Canonical for Ubuntu-Certified Industrial Platforms

Canonical

on 11 January 2023

Taipei, Taiwan (Jan. 11, 2023) ASRock Industrial, the leading manufacturer of Edge AIoT solutions, announces a partnership with Canonical to certify Ubuntu on its industrial systems and motherboards. The awaited collaboration allows ASRock Industrial to provide Ubuntu-certified devices with all Ubuntu functionality and long-term support with security updates from Canonical. Through extensive testing and validation, the new iEP-5000G Industrial IoT Controller is now an Ubuntu-certified platform. With the internationally recognised certification, customers can gain confidence in products’ seamless integration with Ubuntu while accelerating the time-to-market of application development. 

Alongside the rapid growth of Edge AIoT and its adoption in the open-source community, Ubuntu operating system (OS) is now one of the most popular OSs worldwide, extensively used in applications dedicated to developing and verifying AIoT solutions. Choosing Ubuntu for your next machine learning or AI project can offer various benefits, such as being open-source, fast AI model training, significant community support, receiving the latest updates with solid security, and more. 

Through the collaboration with Canonical, ASRock Industrial’s newest iEP-5000G Industrial IoT Controller is now an Ubuntu-certified platform. It features high computing power with flexible IOs and expansions under a compact and rugged design as Edge Controller and IoT Gateway in various Edge AI applications, including smart manufacturing, process automation, and smart poles in smart cities. The Ubuntu-tested and validated hardware enables long-term support with up to 10 years of security updates from Canonical, bringing the best and most reliable customer experience.

“ASRock Industrial and Canonical work together to provide Ubuntu certified devices and ensure developers have the best out-of-the-box Ubuntu experience,” said Taiten Peng, IoT Field Engineer of Canonical. “In response to the booming AIoT market, it is our goal that through an extensive testing and review process, to support the open-source community with a safe and smooth operation. With maintenance and security updates guaranteed by Ubuntu Certification, Canonical looks forward to seeing the growth and innovation of Edge AIoT solutions brought by ASRock Industrial customers.” 

“The new partnership with Canonical in the growing global market of Edge AIoT enables us to provide better service and flexibility to our customers and speeds up the development and time-to-market process of their solutions,” said James Lee, President of ASRock Industrial. “ASRock Industrial is looking forward to the next steps stemming from this great opportunity to combine our products and solutions with Ubuntu operating system in the Edge AIoT proliferation throughout major industry verticals.” 

For further information regarding ASRock Industrial’s Ubuntu-certified devices, visit our website at www.asrockind.com.

About ASRock Industrial

ASRock Industrial Computer Corporation was established as an independent company in July 2018, focusing on the fields of motherboards, edge computers, and other products for the manufacturing, business, and retail industries. It is the world’s leader in Industrial PC motherboards, with customers located around the globe. Previously, it had been a business unit of ASRock Inc. (est. 2002) which was set up in 2011.
By becoming an independent company ASRock Industrial can devote all its resources to B2B activities. Our vision is to cocreate an intelligent world, which encompasses the ASRock Industrial’s core focus in CARES (Commerce/ Automation/ Robot/ Entertainment/ Security) industries. With a central R&D design team of almost 50% of total staff, ASRock Industrial has the resources to develop reliable, leading-edge products for your business needs. All products can be bought off-the-shelf or customized to the demands of OEMs/ODMs.

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.

Ubuntu certified program – ensuring long term support and reliability

Canonical Ubuntu certified program is the top choice for differentiation, reliability, and product visibility. Ubuntu certified hardware has passed an extensive testing and review process, ensuring that Ubuntu runs well out of the box. It is a guarantee of quality, functionality and maintenance. Canonical also provides continuous regression testing throughout the Ubuntu release life cycle and guarantees 5 years of maintenance updates and 5 years of expanded security updates through an Ubuntu Pro subscription.
For more information on Ubuntu Certified program and Ubuntu Pro, visit Ubuntu website at www.ubuntu.com.

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