IoT Editor’s Day Silicon Valley: Can Better OS Make IoT Better?

By Ken Briodagh December 28, 2015

The Operating System is the face of any system. It can be an interesting face, a charismatic one or an outright attractive one. Zeidman Technologies is a proponent of the idea That an OS should serve the system, and the user, as well as possible.

The way it serves the system, according to Jacob Harel, VP, Product management and Business Development, Zeidman Technologies, is by taking original code and adding in features and drivers to generate new functionality across many devices in the IoT. The user is served by getting a system that can do anything he or she needs.

We sat down with Harel at IoT Evolution Editor’s Day in Silicon Valley, where we met with many of the Left Coast’s biggest brains in the IoT. (Editor’s note: We plan to do another one of these on the east coast sometime soon, but the next time to get face to face with me will be at the IoT Evolution Expo, January 25 to 28 in Ft. Lauderdale. See you in the sand.)

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“Because so many developers are using custom OS for every deployment, there’s a long time to market,” Harel said. He said the kind of modular OS that Zeidman makes compresses that time. “The next step is moving beyond making all of the critical decisions via statistical analysis, and to static analysis, which looks at specific cases and makes decisions based on the true given circumstances. It’s much faster.”

Custom OS was the rule in the early days of personal computing, when folks were still working with text-based systems like DOS and UNIX, but eventually everyone got on board with an easy-to-handle GUI and only the hardcore coders and sysadmins bothered with the custom stuff. It’s time for the IoT to get there, too. 

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

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