Keystone Electronic Solutions announces Internet-of-Things-ready processor module

Over 13,000 packaged applications and libraries PRETORIA – 7 June 2016 – Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of Electronic Engineering Research and Development solutions in South Africa, today announced an upgrade to its flagship product Blue Penguin – a CPU module that allows users to create computers and open-source platforms to fit their own specifications. Blue Penguin gives users complete control over how they develop and create solutions in a cost-effective and customisable environment. Relying on Keystone’s version of Linux, dubbed Guinnux, its operating environment closely follows desktop and server Linux environments in order to create a familiar and predictable Linux development experience. Guinnux provides access to over 13,000 packaged applications and libraries, available for installation from the Guinnux web repository. By leveraging the power of open source protocol stacks and applications, Blue Penguin is perfectly positioned for the deployment of IoT solutions. Onboard support for scripting languages such as lua, PHP and Python allows for immediate onboard application development and deployment without the use of cross compilers, while the Guinnux cross compile tool chain and development libraries are available for customers from the Guinnux site. Further, Linux Device Tree support enables the quick and easy deployment of the Blue Penguin module on any custom hardware and allows Keystone to provide services such as the design and development of bespoke Blue Penguin mother board PCBs, customisation of the Linux kernel and drivers for specialised hardware as well as Linux application development and integration. Ivan Popov, Director and co-founder of Keystone Electronic Solutions commented, “The value of this technology is that it offers superb control, management and...

Keystone Electronic Solutions forges alliance with CK Solutions to deliver robust market offering

Keystone Electronic Solutions, a leading South African provider of rich and robust engineering and electronics solutions, has formed a new partnership with CK Solutions, a premier engineering company with expertise in the telecoms industry. This alliance will see CK Solutions leverage its extremely strong relationships with core customers and its ability to devise forward-thinking solutions alongside Keystone’s capabilities and vast experience in engineering, programming and software design. “We develop a range of electronic monitoring products through our own engineering team and realised early on that Keystone brings something unique to the table,” says Marlon Naicker, Business Development Executive at CK Solutions. “The team at Keystone does the software and electrical engineering at a faster rate than we do so it made sense for us to form a partnership so we can go to market faster.” The range that the alliance is currently focusing on is the Remote Site Monitoring device called RSM Blue. The agreement ensures that CK Solutions have complete access to the product while remaining responsible for sales, distribution and support. Keystone’s responsibilities are to include development along with engineering the physical units, maintenance and getting the product ready for market at a competitive rate. “CK Solutions has impressive relationships with the right customer base and a superb customer reach,” says John Eigelaar, CEO and co-founder of Keystone Electronics. “They also have an exciting young engineering team that is as energised about ideas and solutions for the future as we are.” While there are other products on the market that are well entrenched with the prospective customer base, the Keystone Electronics and CK Solutions product offering is...