Emteria, maker of industrial version of Android, raises cash from HTG and Runa Capital

Emteria, maker of industrial version of Android, raises cash from HTG and Runa Capital

Emteria, is a startup that emerged out of the restrictions of the official Android Open Source Project. AOSP simply isn’t ok for use in industrial purposes which suggests if trade needs to make use of it, the platform should be prolonged and customised. Some industries nonetheless use outdated platforms like Windows CE to energy issues like ticket machines, as an illustration.

Emteria developed emteria.OS, an tailored Android working system for industrial settings. As a results of its work, the startup has now raised €1.5 million in funding from the German state-backed High-Tech Gründerfonds and Runa Capital, based mostly out of San Francisco.

While Android is the most well-liked OS with 2.5 billion lively Android units, pure-play Android isn’t suited to an industrial setting, the place you possibly can’t entry Google Play Services, distributors’ centralized updates and must restrict the user-accessible performance.

Emteria.OS can be utilized to energy ticket scanning units, cashier desks, ticketing machines, sensible house controllers, video conferencing and alarming methods – or no matter a buyer has in thoughts. They additionally get customized branding, safety updates, and ongoing assist from the emteria workforce. emteria.OS is now utilized by over 75,000 сustomers.

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Dr. Igor Kalkov, founder and CEO of emteria mentioned: “The B2B market has to this point failed to maximise the Android platform despite the fact that it has reached a market share of greater than 70% for cellular working methods. In the B2B setting, this improvement leaves a lot to be desired. Our imaginative and prescient is to free industrial units from their individualized software program, identical to the cellular revolution.”

He mentioned at the moment, software program service suppliers usually supply improvement contracts, however generate supply code which the shopper can’t do something with, exterior of the contract. Development contracts are additionally costly and end in 100 firms cooking 100 totally different Android distributions.

Daniela Bach, Investment Manager at HTGF, mentioned: “We are very satisfied of this expertise’s potential within the discipline of commercial working methods.”

Dmitry Galperin, Partner at Runa Capital, added: “The workforce has reached nice success among the many Raspberry Pi neighborhood by growing an vital layer for system configuration and administration not obtainable from the open-source Android. We imagine that emteria will proceed to draw extra IoT builders.”

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