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AGL Member Webinar: AGL@SEA: a Marine Grade Linux

December 16, 2020 @ 5:00 pm 6:00 pm CET



PRESENTER: Fulup Le Foll,

As today, AGL has mostly been sponsored by the Automotive Industry. Nevertheless, many of the AGL requirements are not unique to this industry. Reusing AGL within non-automotive projects would save money, improve time to market and extend the community of adopters. To be active in 15 years from now, AGL should handle not only cars, but also robots, boats, trains…no project can survive in the jungle of open-source without a global adoption.

The Marine Grade Linux project by provides a customized flavor of AGL that addresses marine specific requirements. For signaling, NMEA2000, CanOpen, Ethercat and Modbus were added. Cloud connectivity is designed to handle random connectivity with a balance of 4/5G and satellite data link. Some core marine services as nautical charts, safe routing, or radar are still under development and should be added in the near future. Last but not least, a 30 years old ship is pretty common and maintenance/update on 15 years is required.

This presentation exposes the outcome of the three marine projects is currently developing for this industry. It starts exposing gaps in business models, then exposes some of the technical specificities (signaling, SOTA, LTS, …). Finally it introduces redpesk@sea the ready-to-use “Marine Grade Linux” version that will propose as Christmas gift to the maritime open-source community.