Silicon 70 2018

Power to Run Your Custom Applications: Rigado Provides Secure & Cost-Effective Edge Connectivity Solutions

thesiliconreview-ben-corrado-ceo-rigado-18Founded in 2010 with a focus on low-power wireless design, Rigado is now at the forefront of edge connectivity and computing for Commercial IoT. The company has the privilege of working across industries with Fortune 1000 companies as well as IoT innovators, using cutting-edge technologies. Rigado’s products and services have been used to keep vaccines safe, track valuable assets in transit, analyze and optimize usable office space, and more. It powers some of the largest IoT deployments in the world.

Rigado has built its reputation by delivering smart wireless solutions to companies leveraging edge compute and connectivity for better, faster, and more reliable IoT solutions. It’s Edge Connectivity and Computing Solutions significantly reduce the time, cost & risk of building & managing IoT solutions. Rigado power Edge Connectivity for more than 300 global IoT customers and 5 million connected devices.

Cascade Edge-as-a-Service

Rigado Cascade provides IoT teams with secure edge computing, a containerized application platform, scalable management tools and a variety of connectivity options.

Cascade-500 IoT Gateway: Edge Connectivity, Computing & Security for Commercial IoT

  • The right hardware mix: Rigado’sCascade-500 IoT Gateway is the hardware component of its Cascade Edge-as-a-Service solution. It gives teams building IoT solutions flexible edge computing power with just the right mix of performance (800MHz ARM A7 with 512MB RAM & 8GB of storage), features, and efficiency for Commercial IoT applications.
  • Simple, flexible, extended connectivity: Full range of IoT networking options to support both existing devices and future-proof solutions – including Bluetooth 5, 802.15.4, Mesh, Wi-Fi, Cellular and more.

Edge Connect: Secure connectivity and computing platform with containerized edge OS

  • Containerized edge environment: Ubuntu Core OS with simple ‘Snap’ application packaging system to make it easier for developers to build and maintain applications at the edge
  • Secure multi-application environment: Easily and securely install and run multiple
    IoT applications on a single gateway
  • Easy device connectivity: APIs to gather data from common sensors and beacons – requiring no device or protocol expertise
  • Cloud integration agents: Integrate with major cloud providers quickly and easily using code samples

Edge Direct: Intuitive tools for orchestration & edge performance

  • Quickly orchestrate updates and deploy builds: Schedule, manage and apply application and OS updates, and integrates with DevOps systems
  • Reliable, remote maintenance and upgrades: Remotely upgradeable with atomic transactional upgrades and roll-back ability. Secure OTA updates keep technicians out of the field
  • Securely provision devices: Gateways are provisioned with secure IDs and encrypted keys, enabling verified field updates
  • Easily monitor and alert: Monitor, log and create alerts around key performance metrics such as CPU load and connectivity

Edge Protect: End-to-end security for IoT edge infrastructure

  • Secure from the start: Gateways are created with a Secure Element and encrypted key at the point of manufacture.
  • Signed updates & verified execution: Initial programming & all future updates are signed & verified for run-time protection
  • Encrypted edge environment: All applications run in secure containers, on an encrypted OS & file system with Secure Boot.
  • Updates to keep gateway secure in the field: Regular security patches are tested & published by Rigado as new risks emerge.

Expert Edge Connectivity for IoT

Rigado’s certified connectivity products and engineering services allow manufacturers and integrators to
rapidly build IoT solutions that scale. Some of the works of Rigado:

Radius Networks

Radius is the world’s leading provider of mobile proximity solutions used by major retailers, restaurant chains, sports venues and major brand advertisers. Radius relies on Rigado solutions for device-to-cloud connectivity in their restaurant installations.

Deco Smart Lighting

DECO Lighting, America’s leading green lighting technology manufacturer specializes in the manufacturing of innovative, next-generation LED lighting solutions that improve lighting quality & efficiency and enhance the environment through reduced energy consumption. Deco uses its BMD-300 module and also partnered with Rigado on design and development.

Novus Inova

The Identaris Asset Tracking solution from Novus Inova empowers companies with the ability to manage, track and monitor assets of all sizes distributed across multiple sites and locations. Novus Inova leverages Rigado Gateways for their BLE connectivity and asset positioning.


Soraa is the world’s leading developer of solid-state lighting technology built on pure gallium nitride substrates, commonly referred to as GaN on GaN™. Only Soraa uses a pure GaN crystal to create simply perfect light. Soraa leverages Rigado wireless modules their lighting connectivity.

Meet the Key Executive

Ben Corrado, Chief Executive Officer: Ben co-founded Rigado in 2010, having previously run engineering design teams at Garmin and Andrews-Cooper Technology. 

Fun fact: In 2004, Ben & Justin set the world record for longest wifi connection: 124 miles.

“Our Cascade-500 IoT Gateway – with its robust Ubuntu Core containerized application environment – makes it easy to run custom edge applications for local command & control, as well as data processing before sending to the cloud.”