emWare(R) Makes Adding Remote Management to Electronic Devices Fast, Easy And Affordable With Release of DeviceGate(TM)-E Embedded Gateway

With the DeviceGate-E Embedded Gateway, Companies Can Remotely Manage

And Service Devices, Reducing Costs and Enhancing Customer Satisfaction

Oct 31, 2001, 00:00 ET from emWare

    SALT LAKE CITY, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- emWare(R), a leading provider of
 device networking and remote management solutions, today announced the release
 of its DeviceGate(TM)-E embedded gateway product along with the DeviceGate-E
 Development Kit.  This embedded gateway is a self-contained software and
 hardware solution that offers manufacturers and systems integrators a fast and
 affordable way to add remote management capabilities to new and legacy
 electronic devices.  emWare's DeviceGate-E embedded gateway allows users to
 maintain a persistent connection between potentially hundreds of devices and
 their client applications.  This persistent connection provides the immediate,
 interactive communication needed for remote device monitoring, diagnostics and
 service management, thereby helping companies reduce service calls and deliver
 more responsive customer support.  For example, DeviceGate-E technology is
 currently being used to remotely monitor and diagnose industrial pump
 controllers to help maintain water quality in water treatment systems.
     The DeviceGate-E embedded gateway is a fully-functioning gateway solution,
 delivered on a standalone embedded platform, with the capability of supporting
 any device subnet transport and protocol.  In addition, the DeviceGate-E
 gateway supports TCP/IP or Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) wide area network
 communications.  The DeviceGate-E gateway software runs on an X86-based Single
 Board Computer (SBC) under the Linux OS, which greatly reduces the cost and
 eliminates the burden of setting up and maintaining a PC-hosted gateway.
 Furthermore, the DeviceGate-E gateway supports client applications running on
 any interface such as PDA's, cell phones, Web browsers or databases.
     "DeviceGate-E is everything our customers and our Extend The Internet
 (ETI) Alliance partners have been requesting in an embedded gateway solution,"
 said Michael D. Nelson, CEO and co-founder of emWare.  "Our embedded gateway
 represents a next-generation application of emWare's flagship EMIT(R) remote
 management software, along with new memory optimization and all of the
 advantages of embedded Linux.  This combination provides embedded engineers
 with the flexibility and advanced functionality required to meet their remote
 management design goals for embedded devices."
     A Closer Look at the DeviceGate-E Embedded Gateway
     emWare provides all the tools and components embedded engineers need to
 program both their devices and client applications so that they can interact
 with their DeviceGate-E embedded gateway.  Here are some of the important
     Embedded Linux for X86 - DeviceGate-E uses embedded Linux for the X86
 family of microprocessors as its operating system.  The Linux standard
 distribution includes open source code and support for a wide range of
 peripheral hardware.  emWare has pre-configured the DeviceGate-E embedded
 Linux distribution specifically for its embedded gateway software so that it's
 ready to run right out of the box.
     Device-to-DeviceGate Communications - Support for RS232 and RS485 device
 subnet communications with devices is provided out of the box.  Additional
 transports and protocols such as RF wireless and powerline can be developed
 using emWare's Subnet Authoring Guide.
     DeviceGate-to-Client Communications - The DeviceGate-E gateway supports
 TCP/IP via Ethernet and PPP via modem communications to provide wide area
 network connectivity between itself and its client interfaces.  The
 DeviceGate-E Development Kit also includes emWare's EMIT Application Interface
 Services (AIS) for creating custom user interface applications using Java,
 ActiveX or C/C++.
     Full Suite of Management Applications - A complete collection of software
 tools that allows embedded designers to remotely manage and configure their
 DeviceGate-E gateway as well as to test and debug their device applications is
 also provided in the DeviceGate-E Development Kit.
     DeviceGate-E Distribution
     The DeviceGate-E gateway product is available in several distribution
     -- DeviceGate-E Development Kit - offers a full development environment,
        including software, hardware, tools and documentation, for design
        engineers to rapidly develop a robust remote device management
     -- Production Hardware - includes a run-time license of DeviceGate-E
        software on an SBC, including a 16MB DiskOnChip and an enclosure.
     -- Software only - for larger numbers of run-time licenses, emWare offers
        the DeviceGate-E 2.0 run-time software for volume licensing.
     Availability and Distribution
     emWare's DeviceGate-E product is shipping now.  Please call the emWare
 team at 1-877-4-emWare (877-436-9273) or send an email to sales@emware.com for
 information about purchasing a DeviceGate-E solution.  The DeviceGate-E
 Development Kit is also available online at www.emstore.com.  We also invite
 you to visit our corporate Web site at www.emware.com.
     About emWare, Inc.
     emWare makes it fast, easy and affordable to add remote management
 capabilities to electronic devices, helping companies increase profits,
 productivity and customer satisfaction.  emWare delivers products and services
 based on its EMIT(R) software for adding remote management capabilities to new
 and legacy devices and device networks.  These devices can then be remotely
 monitored, diagnosed, upgraded and controlled over the Internet or any
 network.  Whether they are used for aggregating data or delivering remote
 servicing and diagnostics, manufacturers use emWare products and services to
 extend the value of their industrial, commercial and consumer products.
 emWare's remote device management technology benefits companies in the
 utility, resource management, building automation, vending, commercial and
 home appliances or any industry.  UPSIDE Magazine named emWare among the
 "Hot 100" private companies for 2001.  emWare founded the ETI Alliance(TM) --
 a group of leading technology and service companies that are extending the
 Internet to everyday devices.  Established in May 1996, emWare is a private
 company with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and an office in Munich,
     emWare, EMIT and DeviceGate are either registered trademarks or trademarks
 of emWare, Inc.  All other trademarks are the property of their respective
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