What is this service all about?

Bosch IoT Rollouts is a domain-independent back-end solution for rolling out software updates to constrained edge devices as well as more powerful controllers and gateways. Devices can be connected to the service either directly through an optimized interface or indirectly through federated device management servers.

Software update in IoT – requirements to a cloud-ready IoT software update system

Fields of application

Updating software (components) on devices, controllers, and gateways is a common requirement in most Internet of Things (IoT) scenarios. For example, auto manufacturers need to securely and efficiently schedule and organize software updates transmitted to millions of connected vehicles in a carefully managed fashion, without having to bring the vehicles into a workshop. White goods manufacturers need to remotely send updates to batches of thousands of washing machines and dryers, thus providing consumers with access to the latest updates, services and offerings – including convenient options such as the automatic ordering of detergent. Bosch IoT Rollouts was developed right from the beginning as a fully managed cloud service that targets precisely these kinds of large-scale use cases.
Devices can be connected to the Rollouts server either directly through an optimized interface or indirectly through federated device management servers. Bosch IoT Rollouts supports the large-scale management of firmware deployed to connected devices and provides the following components:
  • a device and software repository
  • artifact content delivery
  • software update and roll out management
  • reporting and monitoring interfaces:
    • for direct device integration
    • for IoT solutions or applications to manage the repository and rollouts
    • for device management federation (i.e. indirect device integration)
    • or operators to manage and run rollouts
Schematic architecture of the Bosch IoT Rollouts cloud service

Key features

  • Reliable and scalable software and firmware provisioning system for the IoT.
  • Enables software and operating system updates for IoT gateways (typically, though not necessarily, running Linux) and firmware updates for embedded devices connected via cable or over the air (OTA).
  • Supports the following use cases: direct software updates; large scale rollout/campaign management; reporting, audit logging & rollout monitoring.
  • Designed from the beginning as a cloud service with a focus on scalability, security, integrity, and cost efficiency.
  • Various device integration options with open interfaces and flexible data models.
  • Support for IoT application integration.
  • Support for arbitrary device management and IoT connectivity services integration.
  • Based on open source and fully API compatible with Eclipse hawkBit™.

How can I make use of Bosch IoT Rollouts?

Bosch IoT Rollouts is available as a fully managed, shared service.

Service plans at a glance

Bosch IoT Rollouts provides progressive service plans. Any additional capacity is granted in a usage-based pricing model.

Free Starter Standard
Device and Software Repository
Management UI/Console
Artifact Content Delivery
Rollout/Campaign Management -
Management API (Interface)
Direct Device Integration API (Interface)
Device Management Federation API (Interface) -
Optional IoT Suite Integration: Bosch IoT Permissions
Maximum software artifact file size 0,5GB 1GB 1GB
Included Devices 50 1000 10000
Included Artifact Storage 0,5 GB 1 GB 10 GB
Included Data Transfer (artifact download) 1 GB 15 GB 150 GB
Additional capacity with a ‘pay-as-you-grow’ pricing -
Price Free - -
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