Gateway adds remote management to electronic devices.

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DeviceGate-E embedded gateway provides immediate, interactive communication needed for remote device monitoring, diagnostics and service management, thereby helping companies reduce service calls and deliver more responsive customer support. It supports any subnet transport and protocol, including TCP/IP or Point-to-Point Protocol (PPP) wide area network communications. Software runs on X86-based single board computer under Linux.

Original Press Release:

emWare® 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

emWare, a leading provider of device networking and remote management solutions, today announced the release of its DeviceGate-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 Intemet (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 highlights.

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 options.

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 solution.

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.

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 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-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, Germany.

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