Memfault unveils Device Vitals to support IoT devices in the field

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Memfault, the developer of the embedded device observability platform, has launched Device Vitals to provide plug-and-play visibility into the key indicators of IoT fleet health and product quality.

A built-in dashboard makes monitoring firmware stability, battery life, and connectivity easy, and provides engineering and product teams with insights into real-world product performance.

With organisations investing substantial time and capital in product development, they often come up against a key challenge, which is once the product is deployed, visibility diminishes, and real-world usage uncovers issues that were impossible to anticipate during testing. This lack of insight poses substantial risks to performance, customer experience, and ultimately brand reputation.

Device Vitals has been developed to provide engineers with critical information, empowering them to pinpoint issues with precision and implement targeted fixes that deliver the most impact.

Access to these insights, coupled with the capability to streamline the debugging process when an issue arises, will mean that organisations can ensure that IoT devices fulfil their promises and operate reliably in the field.

Additionally, the implementation of Device Vitals seamlessly integrates into an entire fleet through a simple software update - no custom engineering work is required.

"Product quality is an ongoing journey - it doesn't stop at launch," said François Baldassari, CEO at Memfault. "We are committed to developing a solution that empowers embedded engineers to make informed decisions based on relevant data, rather than relying on guesswork or one-off feedback. While software developers have long benefited from this level of insight, it's time that embedded engineers are equipped with tools that afford them equal control and responsiveness."

Memfault's SDK seamlessly integrates into most embedded devices - from bare metal MCUs to advanced Android and Linux devices - and during any stage of the product's life cycle. It works with any connectivity technology and won't drain battery life, consume constrained compute, or clog up connectivity bandwidth.

All essential data is automatically collected and remotely delivered directly into the Memfault app, making it simple to perform root-cause analysis and remotely resolve any issue.