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DJI incorporates Canonical’s Ubuntu operating system into new Manifold 2

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Canonical’s Ubuntu, the Linux operating system for IoT, has now been made available on the Manifold 2.

As part of the offering, the Manifold 2 will also feature Canonical’s snaps technologies which are containerised software packages, designed to work perfectly across cloud, desktop, and IoT devices.

DJI says the ability to add multiple snaps means a drone’s functionality can be altered, updated, and expanded over time.

Depending on the desired use case, enterprises can ensure the form a drone is shipped in does not represent its final iteration or future worth.

Snaps also feature enhanced security and greater flexibility for developers meaning drones can receive automatic updates in the field, which will become vital as enterprises begin to deploy large-scale fleets.

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DJI & Canonical bring Ubuntu to the Manifold 2

  • DJI & Canonical bring Ubuntu to the Manifold 2

    Drones, and their wide-ranging uses, have been a constant topic of conversation for some years now, but we’re only just beginning to move away from the hypothetical and into reality. The FAA estimates that there will be 2 million drones in the United States alone in 2019, as adoption within the likes of distribution, construction, healthcare and other industries accelerates.

    Driven by this demand, Ubuntu - the most popular Linux operating system for the Internet of Things (IoT) - is now available on the Manifold 2, a high-performance embedded computer offered by leading drone manufacturer, DJI. The Manifold 2 is designed to fit seamlessly onto DJI’s drone platforms via the onboard SDK and enables developers to transform aerial platforms into truly smarter drones, performing complex computing tasks and advanced image processing, which in-turn creates rapid flexibility for enterprise usage.

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