Phoenix Systems presents a new version of Phoenix-RTOS at European Utility Week
At the European Utility Week, Phoenix Systems will present a new version of Phoenix-RTOS real-time operating system suitable for microcontrollers widely used in Internet of Things devices. New 40 nm microcontrollers like latest NXP i.MX RT line of products offer significant computing power without increasing power consumption. However, to fully utilize their potential, they need an operating system – just as computers or mobile devices. Phoenix-RTOS is the only operating system that allows to fully take advantage of these microcontrollers features, simplify new devices deployment and shorten time-to-market.
According to Juniper Research, the number of connected Internet of Things devices, sensors and actuators will reach over 46 billion in 2021. It unlocks the new business opportunities, either for the producers of intelligent devices or the IoT software developers. The main challenge for the new products is enablement of software-defined solutions where previously dedicated hardware was required. The new, inexpensive microcontrollers alongside with Phoenix-RTOS are the answer to the market needs to device development.
The development of Phoenix-RTOS operating system began in 1999 at the Warsaw University of Technology, and in 2011 first commercial applications were completed. The second version of the system has been applied in smart electric meters and smart data concentrators, developed for the major Polish utility company Energa-Operator and in smart gas meters for the leading European vendor Apator Metrix. The third, current version, will be showcased at the European Utility Week 3-5 October in Amsterdam.
“Phoenix-RTOS allows to rapidly prototype and deploy new Internet of Things devices, which means shorter way to the market. Today this agility and instant change implementation defines company’s position on the market” – said Paweł Pisarczyk, Phoenix Systems CEO. “The first market sector that benefited from Phoenix-RTOS is utility and energy industry, but it’s superior architecture goes way beyond it and open the way to manufacture various other IoT devices’.
Currently Phoenis-RTOS is tested in avionics industry, where it can be widely used e.g. in drones.