I want to install ADLINK Edge Platform on Ubuntu 18.04 and Jetpack

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Head of Engineering and Architecture for ADLINK Technology

We have received the request frequently that while users really like the User Experience we provide with the Vizi they want to have the option to install Ubuntu 18.04 on a device and be provided with the same experience.

To be more prescriptive they want to be able to:

  1. Open profile builders device tab and have their device discovered
  2. Use the registration mechanism within profile builder to deploy a profile to their device
    1. to deploy a template from ADLINK’s store
    2. to deploy a local template they already have on their installation
  3. If they have deployed the vizi-starter-kit template to view and manage the vision elements within Profile Builder as we do today
  4. To de-register the device and remove the profile and the connection to Azure

From today this is now possible, we have now taken our Edge platform which you typically find pre-installed in the image and created a package that can be used and deployed on Ubuntu 18.04 or Jetpack (4.2.1 or 4.3).

To get started with installing the ADLINK platform, we need to determine the name and version of the OS running on your Device

export OSNAME=$(source /etc/os-release; echo $ID)
export OSVERSION=$(source /etc/os-release; echo $VERSION_CODENAME)

Next we need to add the ADLINK repositories

sudo -E sh -c 'echo "deb https://archive.goto50.ai/$OSNAME $OSVERSION adlink" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/adlink-edge.list'

sudo -E sh -c 'echo "deb https://external-archive.goto50.ai/$OSNAME $OSVERSION external" > /etc/apt/sources.list.d/adlink-external.list'

Next we Download the key for the ADLINK repository and add it to the local set of trusted keys on your device

sudo apt-key adv --keyserver hkp://keyserver.ubuntu.com:80 --recv-keys 647C0BF4FD0AF553

Update the package lists to include the packages available from the ADLINK repository

sudo apt update

Finally install the ADLINK Edge Platform

sudo apt install edge-platform

You will now have the platform installed and will be able to access all of the rich user experience as seen before with the other ADLINK Edge installers and images

If you want to check the install has worked successfully then you can run the following command:

sudo systemctl | grep ADLINK