Bosch IoT Device Management

Step 5 - Software update

The content of this text-based tutorial is also available as a series of videos on our Bosch IO YouTube channel.

For the current step 5 watch:

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Besides the security threats, which might emerge from the moment on when you connect your devices to the Internet of Things, sometimes the ability to update software remotely is a business model on its own.
Such update capabilities make your devices much more attractive to the customer, i.e. they do not only buy a product because of its current feature set, but make also a bet on its future capabilities.
New revenue streams arise from the fact that feature extensions can be monetized (e.g. “Apps”) without the need to design, manufacture and ship a new device (revision).

In this section we will guide you step by step on how to trigger a software update for a demo device.

You will learn how to upload software artifacts for your devices and group them into a distribution set, as well as how to trigger the update on your demo device, which is the target from the perspective of Bosch IoT Rollouts.

As you will go through various preparation steps upfront, this is a good point in time to disconnect the demo device for a while (and spare traffic).