Why and how you can remotely access IoT devices - Yocto based Linux, Raspberry Pi, Jetson Nano, etc. This post explains the idea behind the need and the best solution to control IoT and edge Linux devices using SSH, VNC, Remote commands, port forwarding and other technics, all remotely.
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Since the last two decades, IoT industry has seen a huge spike in advancement and development. From simple offline tasks such as smart roller doors to highly complex edge computing applications such as image processing and machine vision, embedded computers have found their way into our lifestyles. With the recent development in single board computers such as Raspberry Pi, Intel NUC, NXP’s iMX series and even Nvidia’s Jetson lineup, as the primary operating system on many of those IoT devices, Linux has proven its worth and has become one of the go-to solutions in the industry applications such as:
Software-wise, each and every one of those devices (and beyond), should be taken care of after the initial deployment at customer premises such as performing updates, remote controlling and providing external access to certain ports of the device. Usually, since these embedded IoT devices run a flavor of Linux operating system, there are many ways to access them remotely through the internet such as:
Establishing any of these can be challenging when it comes to accessing the IoT devices remotely through the internet. And that’s exactly why at Upswift, we’re offering you an elegant solution: the Remote Access Tools.
To completely eliminate the hassle of having to configure client-side network infrastructure such as router configuration and edge device settings and need to set up firewalls etc., we offer you a set of advanced, secure, yet extremely straightforward tools to remotely access your IoT devices from anywhere in the world.
Our remote control center tools contain 3 main tools:
Upswift remote access tools are capable of providing you all kinds of remote access to your IoT devices that reside at client premises that can either be behind wired or wireless NAT, double NAT networks, restricted networks, or even 3G/4G/5G cellular networks. We provide you this facility by creating secure connections between our server and the agent service running on your edge devices, which eliminates the requirement of additional hardware/software configuration. Unless our servers are specifically blacklisted in your network firewall rules, you should have no issue accessing your devices from anywhere in the world.
This secure connection setup also protects your devices from receiving unwanted traffic coming from port scanning bots lurking in the internet since direct port forwarding is not required when you are using Upswift remote access tools.
We offer you a range of both fixed and customizable plans with a free tier option with limited features for experimenting with the platform. Register with us today to get started accessing your IoT devices remotely!