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EMQ Teams Up with Linux Foundation's ELISA to Advance IoT Safety Standards

Jun 26, 2024

EMQ Teams Up with Linux Foundation's ELISA to Advance IoT Safety Standards

Morgan Hill, CA, June 26, 2024 – EMQ, the developer of the world’s leading open-source MQTT messaging platform, EMQX, proudly announces its membership in the Linux Foundation's Enabling Linux in Safety Applications (ELISA) project. This strategic move highlights EMQ's commitment to leveraging Linux for robust and secure operations in safety-critical environments, particularly in IoT and software-defined vehicles.

ELISA, an open-source project under The Linux Foundation, focuses on defining and maintaining essential elements, processes, and tools for Linux-based safety-critical systems. These systems are crucial in industries where failures could lead to significant consequences, benefiting from Linux's agility and quality in software development. Since its launch in February 2019, ELISA has worked closely with the Linux kernel and safety communities to establish guidelines for integrating Linux into safety-certifiable applications. ELISA Project members include Boeing, Red Hat, Automotive Grade Linux, Bosch, Huawei Technologies, Nissan, and SAIC Motor.

"EMQ is honored to join the ELISA Project," said Jun Gu, Director of Community Engagement at EMQ. "Our expertise in Connected Cars aligns with ELISA's objectives to enhance the reliability and safety of Linux-based systems, especially in industries like automotive, where stringent safety standards are essential. This collaboration demonstrates our commitment to innovation and safety, ensuring our solutions meet the highest safety and security standards."

EMQ's flagship product, EMQX, is a cornerstone in MQTT-based messaging platforms, supporting up to 100 million IoT device connections per cluster, with throughput of up to 1 million messages per second and sub-millisecond latency. Trusted by over 20,000 enterprise users worldwide, EMQX connects more than 200 million IoT devices, serving over 600 customers in critical IoT scenarios.

Through collaboration with ELISA, EMQ aims to contribute to developing standardized tools and processes essential for certifying Linux-based safety-critical systems. This initiative aligns with EMQ's mission to deliver scalable IoT solutions that adhere to the highest safety and reliability standards. EMQ will work with ELISA's members to define and maintain a unified framework that enables companies to certify their Linux-based systems for safety compliance.

"Our participation in the ELISA project reinforces our commitment to advancing safety-critical applications in IoT and automotive sectors," added Jun Gu. "EMQ’s solutions support end-to-end vehicle data collection, processing, and integration with cloud and backend platforms, enabling the rapid development of intelligent transportation applications and new vehicle services."

EMQ serves a global customer base, including leading OEMs such as BMW, Volkswagen, Lucid, Scania, Skoda, Lotus, Nissan, and Hyundai. Looking forward, EMQ aims to strengthen its leadership in IoT connectivity through continuous innovation and collaboration, fostering sustainable growth within the IoT ecosystem.

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