OSS FOTA Link Generator

Introduction

Tibbo Outdoor Sensor System (OSS) supports over-the-air firmware updates (FOTA) from the cloud. The OSS has been designed to provide reliable firmware updates under all operating conditions. Since OSS devices spend most of their time hibernating, the new firmware cannot be “sent” to them anytime. Instead, each OSS device checks for the new firmware availability when it wakes up and connects to the server. If a new firmware file is available, an OSS device downloads the firmware and self-updates.

There are two ways to use this web app. You may choose to deploy:

  • Our latest official firmware, or
  • Custom firmware

See the sections below for more details.

In both cases, you will obtain a link that needs to be provided to your OSS device(s). This is done via the Azure Management Panel. Here is where you paste the link:

Upgrade command

Deploying Official Firmware

Use the following link for your cloud FOTA updates.

This link will update your devices with the latest stable OSS firmware. The source code for this firmware may be found here:

https://github.com/tibbotech/OSS_Apps

Current Official Release:
Firmware version: AZR2.05.03
Release Date: 2024/07/11
Corresponding TiOS Version: tios-wm2000-4_02_01

Deploying Custom Firmware

If you have a custom version of the OSS firmware, you can deploy it through the cloud as well. This section will generate a link to this custom firmware for you. Use the link like you would use the link to our official firmware.

To generate a link:

  • Click Choose File and select the custom firmware file you want deployed
  • Provide a Reference Username
  • Click Upload
  • The web app will then read the file and post a link in the Firmware File Link textbox

Notice 1: Cloud FOTA updates are self-updates, meaning the functionality to update the firmware is built into the firmware itself. Make sure the firmware you deploy is thoroughly tested, especially in the cloud FOTA functionality, as loading a faulty firmware may prevent future cloud FOTA updates!

Notice 2: Keep the link safe. Anyone with this link can download and use your firmware.