Gumstix Announces Dual Ethernet Expansion Board for Overo Series

Tiny, OMAP-based Networking and Security Appliances on Horizon

Nov 18, 2009, 08:00 ET from Gumstix, Inc.

SAN JOSE, Calif., Nov. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Gumstix, Inc. today introduced a new dual Ethernet version of its Tobi expansion board for its tiny Overo(TM) computer-on-module (COM) series - the Tobi-Duo. Design engineers can now create very small, effective routers or security-based appliances by taking advantage of both Texas Instruments OMAP35x technology and the modular Gumstix Overo series.

"IIS supplies and integrates some of the most advanced imaging systems in the marketplace today," said Brian Heath, President of Intelligent Imaging Systems in Edmonton, Canada. "Having the power of OMAP in the small form factor of a Gumstix-based appliance means new opportunities to create effective and efficient safety and security enforcement systems."

The Tobi-Duo expansion board features two 10/100baseT Ethernet connectors and support for any Gumstix Overo computer-on-module. A connected 5v wall adapter powers both the Tobi-Duo and the attached Overo COM. Gumstix markets US, UK and EU versions of wall adapters for their customers located worldwide. Schematics and physical dimension information for the Tobi-Duo can be downloaded from Gumstix offers the schematic and physical dimension information of every Gumstix expansion board, for free under a Creative Commons license, as part of the Company's commitment to open source hardware design.

"Many of our customers require a very small appliance with dual Ethernet ports for encryption or firewall applications," said Dr. W. Gordon Kruberg, President and CEO of Gumstix. "Whether they are protecting a government asset in Europe or a business enterprise in Hong Kong, the ability to make something very small and powerful using Gumstix now exists."

The Tobi-Duo expansion board costs USD $79 and is available immediately for purchase at

About Gumstix, Inc.

Founded in 2003, Gumstix develops, manufactures and markets a small, fully functional computer-on-module series and related expansion products to customers in more than 50 countries worldwide. Gumstix is ideal for design engineers creating products for commercial, industrial, educational and research applications. For more information, visit


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