Why is the balenaFin right for fleet owners? Part 1: Storage

This is the first of a series of posts about the key features that make the balenaFin the right choice for fleet owners. For all those who are not familiar with the balenaFin, you can take a look at this introductory post. We’ve divided the series into three posts

Build a TTN LoRa Gateway with balenaFin and balenaCloud

We’ve taken a look at deploying a gateway for TTN on our blog in the past, but this time we’re going to look at setting one up using the new balenaFin with plug and play hardware! We’ll use the on-board mPCIe slot to interface with a RAK

How to keep your device up and running during power outages

Deploying an Internet-of-Things (IoT) project to production can involve various complex and unexpected problems, such as firmware updates, system reliability and many more. By using balenaCloud to deploy and manage your fleet, most of these headaches can be avoided. However, if your device loses power, there is very little we

How we develop balenaCloud, using balenaCloud

In this post, we'll show you how we use our own platform to build our infrastructure and provide our engineering team with a reliable development environment. Find out how we optimised and refined the configuration of our software stack so the entire balenaCloud platform can run on balenaCloud and even

The balenaFin v1.1 available to order, featuring dual camera support, PoE, and more!

Today is an exciting day for the balena team as we officially release the balenaFin, our carrier board designed for the Raspberry Pi Compute Module 3 & 3+! The announcement coincides with the launch of the v1.1 revision, featuring many improvements to the original v1.0 board we and

Create a GPS tracking system with cell connectivity and minimal bandwidth

In this tutorial, we're going to build a GPS tracking system using a balenaFin board, balenaCloud and a Hologram SIM card. This post outlines the steps to create a GPS tracking system, a useful project in its own right, but also a great way to experience a few features rolling

Introducing Project Fin: a board for fleet owners

Update February 2019: we have now officially launched the balenaFin v1.1 - read the announcement here or buy now Today is an incredibly exciting day for the balena team, one we’ve been working towards for a while: we’re announcing balena’s first entry into hardware. Introducing Project