What is the difference between Plume and OpenSync™?
When talking about Plume and OpenSync it is important to understand the difference between them.
- OpenSync is an open-source software which operates between the hardware drivers and the connection to the cloud. It has two responsibilities; translating cloud management commands to hardware driver calls and reporting state and telemetry information for multi‑AP mesh Wi-Fi networks, to the cloud.
- Plume developed OpenSync and released it to the public as an open source software in 2018. Plume is now a contributor to OpenSync and supports development of the OpenSync platform. Plume used OpenSync as the basis for the firmware operating on Plume pods and other devices that connect to the Plume Cloud.
Working with OpenSync™
ISP partners, developers, or hardware manufactures may want to add OpenSync to their existing products or create new hardware based on OpenSync software. Anyone can choose to use OpenSync as a contributor or as an adopter. Adopters use OpenSync without making any changes. Contributors participate in the development process, adding features or making bug fixes in the OpenSync source code.
Working with Plume on OpenSync™
A developer who wants to deploy Plume services through the Plume Cloud on their devices can also choose to partner with Plume on OpenSync development. This type of partnership involves an agreement with Plume to implement OpenSync on several devices. During the development process the partner receives support from Plume with integration. These OpenSync devices are also certified for use on the Plume Cloud.