prpl welcomes Inteno to strengthen the development of OpenWrt

Inteno joins prpl Foundation to support development of open-source software for home gateways. With Inteno as a member of prpl and contributor to the prplwrt working group, the community will benefit from Inteno’s experience in developing carrier grade versions of OpenWrt.

Inteno, a supplier of residential software and hardware, today announced that it has joined the open source prpl Foundation. prpl is a community driven, non-profit organization with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. One of the Foundation’s major initiatives is prplwrt, focused on enabling close collaboration between users, hardware manufacturers, semiconductor companies, and the broader ecosystem around OpenWrt (the Linux distribution at the heart of many of the world’s home gateways).

“In prpl’s Global Smart Home Security Report last year, we uncovered that the smart home is becoming mainstream, with the home gateway at the centre of this cyber domain,” says Art Swift, President, prpl Foundation.

“As the connected home market matures, the practices of security and interoperability must evolve to meet technical demands and protect consumer choice. At prpl, we believe open source implementations are the best way to achieve these demands.

“We are delighted to welcome Inteno as a new prpl member and look forward to its contributions to the advancements of carrier grade OpenWrt.”

“We are excited to take an active part in supporting the important work that prpl is doing. We strongly believe that with our commitment to open-source based residential gateway software packaged in a reliable and mission critical enterprise version, we will bring important contributions to prpl,” says Conny Franzen, CEO at Inteno Group.

“Inteno has developed the iopsys platform (Inteno Open Platform System) based on OpenWrt. We believe that by contributing to prpl in developing a service provider friendly version of OpenWrt we will help service providers to innovate while at the same time improving the quality of applications that the service providers are delivering today.”

About Inteno and iopsys

Inteno is a major supplier of residential gateway software and hardware solutions to European operators and network owners. The Inteno Group has subsidiaries and offices in Sweden, Norway, Finland, Denmark and Belgium. Inteno is the owner of the open service delivery platform iopsys.

For more information on iopsys and Inteno, please visit: and

About Prpl Foundation

prpl (pronounced “Purple”), is an open-source, community-driven, collaborative, non-profit foundation targeting and supporting the MIPS architecture – and open to others – with a focus on enabling next-generation datacenter-to-device portable software and virtualized architectures. prpl represents leaders in the technology industry investing in innovation in efficiency, portability and compatibility for the good of a broad community of developers, businesses and consumers. Initial domains targeted by prpl include datacenter, networking & storage, connected consumer and embedded/IoT.

For more information about the Prpl Foundation, please visit:

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For any additional information please contact:
Conny Franzén, CEO Inteno Group AB,
+46 8 579 190 30, +46 707 704 461
E-mail: conny.franzen(a)

prpl Press Contact:
Beth Smith, beth(a)

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