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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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