emWare(R) Announces DeviceLink(TM) Product for Adding Remote Connectivity Quickly and Cost-effectively to Everyday Legacy Devices

DeviceLink Saves Time and Money by Allowing Devices to be Monitored,

Controlled, Upgraded and Diagnosed Remotely



SAN FRANCISCO, Embedded Systems Conference (Booth #1834), April 10

Apr 10, 2001, 01:00 ET from emWare, Inc.

/PRNewswire/ -- emWare, Inc. announced today its DeviceLink module for adding
 Internet or networking connectivity to legacy electronic products, including
 medical monitoring devices, vending machines, and energy and resource
 management devices.  DeviceLink is a small hardware/software module that
 attaches to any device with a serial port to enable Internet or network
 connectivity.  DeviceLink converts everyday devices' native serial protocol
 into communications packets that can be sent via a two-way paging mechanism
 that is incorporated into the DeviceLink module using a nationwide wireless
 network.  With DeviceLink, existing devices gain new capabilities that make
 them far easier to remotely monitor and control, while greatly extending their
 lifecycle and return-on-investment.
     "Devicelink is a quick, cost-effective 'no new wires' approach to device
 networking," said Michael D. Nelson, CEO and co-founder of emWare.
 "Businesses that depend on efficient management and control of devices can
 implement device networking today, and see the effect on the bottom line in
 the next quarterly report.  DeviceLink is another example of the Extend The
 Internet (ETI) Alliance(TM) members working together to introduce end-to-end
 device networking solutions to the market."
     emWare will demonstrate a DeviceLink-enabled Welch Allyn Vital Signs
 Monitor in its booth (#1834) at ESC this week.  This Vital Signs Monitor
 introduces new possibilities for hospitals and care-givers to monitor patients
 remotely via an Internet connection from anywhere.
 
     How DeviceLink Works
     DeviceLink's translator converts the device's native serial protocol into
 communications packets that can be sent out over a two-way pager that's
 incorporated into the DeviceLink unit.  If there are several networked devices
 in close proximity, they can all share the same pager to save overall hardware
 costs.  Paging packets are sent to a central server that converts the packets
 to TCP/IP -- the language of the Internet.  The information can then be
 automatically accessed by the company LAN, WAN or the Internet, where it can
 be displayed through a standard Web browser or interfaced with any
 application.
     End-users can send commands back to the device in the same way.  Simply
 point and click at the browser and the DeviceLink architecture automatically
 takes care of all the Internet transmission, paging and translation into the
 device's native language.  By enabling remote device-to-user and
 user-to-device communications, DeviceLink allows device manufactures, service
 technicians and system integrators to diagnose, monitor and control devices
 remotely from any location.
     DeviceLink is the easy way to make devices more manageable, reliable and
 profitable.  The information it captures and communicates can be used in any
 appropriate application.  For example, the application could require a
 browser-based version of the physical controls on the machine, a back-end
 database for e-commerce, a paging system for delivery drivers, an
 inventory-control application and so on.  Whatever information a device is
 capable of providing about itself or its operation, DeviceLink can capture
 that data, transmit it over the Internet to any location and present it in the
 format and application that best suits the end-user's needs.
     DeviceLink is a cost-effective upgrade to any device that incorporates a
 serial port.  The only part of the solution that must be customized for a
 particular device type is the DeviceLink firmware that translates the serial
 protocol.  Some minor Web programming may also be desired to provide a
 graphical interface for monitoring and controlling devices.  emWare offers
 expert support and consulting services enabling these programming tasks to be
 done in just a few weeks-instead of the two years or more needed to develop a
 proprietary device-networking solution.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     DeviceLink is available today by calling emWare toll free at
 1-877-436-9273 or e-mail us at sales@emware.com.
 
     About emWare, Inc.:
     emWare(R) helps the world connect and interface with everyday devices,
 unlocking new information to improve the way people work and live.  emWare
 provides integrated device networking solutions that add connectivity to
 everyday devices, including utility, power and resource management systems,
 vending machines and home appliances.  emWare technology enables all devices,
 irrespective of their networking capabilities or system resources, to utilize
 the advantages of a global network and provides the security, management and
 interoperability that the devices alone do not possess.  emWare is the 2001
 recipient of the HANA Mark of Excellence Award for Best Enabling Technology
 for home automation and networking.  emWare founded the ETI Alliance-a group
 of leading technology and service companies that are extending the Internet to
 everyday devices.  Established in May 1996, emWare Inc. is a private company
 with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and an office in Munich, Germany.
 For more information about emWare please visit www.emware.com.
 
     emWare and EMIT are registered trademarks of emWare, Inc.
 
 

SOURCE emWare, Inc.
/PRNewswire/ -- emWare, Inc. announced today its DeviceLink module for adding
 Internet or networking connectivity to legacy electronic products, including
 medical monitoring devices, vending machines, and energy and resource
 management devices.  DeviceLink is a small hardware/software module that
 attaches to any device with a serial port to enable Internet or network
 connectivity.  DeviceLink converts everyday devices' native serial protocol
 into communications packets that can be sent via a two-way paging mechanism
 that is incorporated into the DeviceLink module using a nationwide wireless
 network.  With DeviceLink, existing devices gain new capabilities that make
 them far easier to remotely monitor and control, while greatly extending their
 lifecycle and return-on-investment.
     "Devicelink is a quick, cost-effective 'no new wires' approach to device
 networking," said Michael D. Nelson, CEO and co-founder of emWare.
 "Businesses that depend on efficient management and control of devices can
 implement device networking today, and see the effect on the bottom line in
 the next quarterly report.  DeviceLink is another example of the Extend The
 Internet (ETI) Alliance(TM) members working together to introduce end-to-end
 device networking solutions to the market."
     emWare will demonstrate a DeviceLink-enabled Welch Allyn Vital Signs
 Monitor in its booth (#1834) at ESC this week.  This Vital Signs Monitor
 introduces new possibilities for hospitals and care-givers to monitor patients
 remotely via an Internet connection from anywhere.
 
     How DeviceLink Works
     DeviceLink's translator converts the device's native serial protocol into
 communications packets that can be sent out over a two-way pager that's
 incorporated into the DeviceLink unit.  If there are several networked devices
 in close proximity, they can all share the same pager to save overall hardware
 costs.  Paging packets are sent to a central server that converts the packets
 to TCP/IP -- the language of the Internet.  The information can then be
 automatically accessed by the company LAN, WAN or the Internet, where it can
 be displayed through a standard Web browser or interfaced with any
 application.
     End-users can send commands back to the device in the same way.  Simply
 point and click at the browser and the DeviceLink architecture automatically
 takes care of all the Internet transmission, paging and translation into the
 device's native language.  By enabling remote device-to-user and
 user-to-device communications, DeviceLink allows device manufactures, service
 technicians and system integrators to diagnose, monitor and control devices
 remotely from any location.
     DeviceLink is the easy way to make devices more manageable, reliable and
 profitable.  The information it captures and communicates can be used in any
 appropriate application.  For example, the application could require a
 browser-based version of the physical controls on the machine, a back-end
 database for e-commerce, a paging system for delivery drivers, an
 inventory-control application and so on.  Whatever information a device is
 capable of providing about itself or its operation, DeviceLink can capture
 that data, transmit it over the Internet to any location and present it in the
 format and application that best suits the end-user's needs.
     DeviceLink is a cost-effective upgrade to any device that incorporates a
 serial port.  The only part of the solution that must be customized for a
 particular device type is the DeviceLink firmware that translates the serial
 protocol.  Some minor Web programming may also be desired to provide a
 graphical interface for monitoring and controlling devices.  emWare offers
 expert support and consulting services enabling these programming tasks to be
 done in just a few weeks-instead of the two years or more needed to develop a
 proprietary device-networking solution.
 
     Pricing and Availability
     DeviceLink is available today by calling emWare toll free at
 1-877-436-9273 or e-mail us at sales@emware.com.
 
     About emWare, Inc.:
     emWare(R) helps the world connect and interface with everyday devices,
 unlocking new information to improve the way people work and live.  emWare
 provides integrated device networking solutions that add connectivity to
 everyday devices, including utility, power and resource management systems,
 vending machines and home appliances.  emWare technology enables all devices,
 irrespective of their networking capabilities or system resources, to utilize
 the advantages of a global network and provides the security, management and
 interoperability that the devices alone do not possess.  emWare is the 2001
 recipient of the HANA Mark of Excellence Award for Best Enabling Technology
 for home automation and networking.  emWare founded the ETI Alliance-a group
 of leading technology and service companies that are extending the Internet to
 everyday devices.  Established in May 1996, emWare Inc. is a private company
 with headquarters in Salt Lake City, Utah and an office in Munich, Germany.
 For more information about emWare please visit www.emware.com.
 
     emWare and EMIT are registered trademarks of emWare, Inc.
 
 SOURCE  emWare, Inc.